Welcome to the Maker Faire Rome live blog! We will be taking pictures of cool things all weekend during this event, and uploading pictures and videos here on this blog post. Refresh this page frequently and we will put new stuff at the top! I you haven’t be following along, you’ll want to scroll down to the bottom to read from the beginning.
Beatrice Bocci‘s ACTA collection fuses past and future with a combination of 3d printing, textiles, and regional heritage and techniques.
The 0x33.board is an isomorphic MIDI controller that can leverage Wicki–Hayden and other layouts to facilitate creative music production. The hardware, software, and documentation are all completely open source.
Some large-scale 3d-printed home furnishings and other projects.
Mine S is a modular controller for music, home automation, ham radio, and more. Hot-swappable modules and advanced configuration software allow you to customize the interface for all manner of applications, or even several at once!
Cycled gives old racing bike tires a new life in the form of belts, bracelets, and watchbands. Despite the tires no longer being usable for racing, they are made from a very durable, high-end material, which can live on in upcycled products for many years after its original purpose.
Raspberry Pi was present in full force after Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend (still plenty of time to attend that event this weekend by the way!), and of course Arduino had a huge number of staff and products on hand, including a GIGA-powered drink maker, highlighting the new GIGA Display Shield. We also had a chance to catch up with friends from DigiKey!
We had a lot of fun at the Pizza Robotics booth! We saw robots of various scales and complexity, from a two-wheeled bot that hates Mr. Bean but chases after Harold, to an NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin-based fully-3d-printed tracked bot that can perform pose estimation and monitor its environment at 60fps.
We have arrived at Maker Faire Rome! Right out of the gate we heard loud cheering and laughter, so attempted to locate the source. After squeezing through the crowd, we saw a small field filled with robots…playing soccer…sort of! They fell over rather frequently, but it just added to the spectacle!