The Makerspace Workbench at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire

The Makerspace Workbench at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire


Last weekend, I joined Adam Kemp, author of our book The Makerspace Workbench, in northern Virginia for the NoVa Mini Maker Faire. His exhibit was called Inside the Makerspace Workbench:

Come and meet Make: writer Adam Kemp, author of The Makerspace Workbench. He will be making giveaways with his home made 3D printer, answering questions, and demoing artifacts from his book.

Adam’s printer is amazing. He used a CD duplicator for the chassis and power supply, scavenged the steppers and actuators, and built the extruder out of a diesel glow plug.

Adam's Printer

Just a couple of tables down from us, the folks from Synthetos were set up with projects showing off their TinyG platform. This one’s a little hard to explain; it demonstrates smooth linear motion of a pendulum with a curious implementation of synchronized movement by spectators — in this case, the heads of toy dolls:

Read more about TinyG in Motion Control for the Masses: The TinyG Story, and check out the gallery here for more photos from the Faire.

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I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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