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All Aboard 40-foot Steamship at Maker Faire

All Aboard 40-foot Steamship at Maker Faire

Romance, power, danger — what’s not to love about a 40-foot stern-wheel paddleboat driven by a boiler full of steam? Stoked by the gang at Kinetic Steam Works, the good ship Wilhelmina is great fun to watch, with its churning red paddles, locomotive linkages, and piercing steam whistles. In the past KSW has exhibited giant […]

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Tracimoc Maker Faire Collage

Collaborative Comic Book Collage with Tracimoc

Liz Lirakis makes awesome art from recycled comic books, thus her company name, Tracimoc, which is “comic art” backwards. She started this great Maker Faire robot-themed collage in her booth, and you can help add to it. She’s got stacks of cool comics, scissors, and Modge Podge for you to use. Come on by her […]

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Shapeways sample

Shapeways at Maker Faire

Shapeways’ booth showing off samples for their 3D printing on demand service was packed all Saturday. And no wonder; their set of samples was super slick! From nylon meshes and Theo Jansen walking models to glazed ceramics and printed silver jewelry, this collection of samples will even wow the unbelievers.

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NinjaBlocks!

Ninja Blocks and Ninja Cloud: Not Just an Arduino on a BeagleBone

Madeleine Moore, Marcus Schappi, and Mark Wotton created Ninja Blocks as an “Internet of Things” platform. The BeagleBone and Arduino-based block computer let’s you “hack your world” and collect sensor data to be aggregated in the NinaCloud.

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The original Altair

Arduinos and Altairs at the Maker Faire

It’s been said that Arduino is the Altair of today; a game changing grassroots innovation that sparked a generation of hardware hacking. So it is kind of fitting that the Arduino booth at the Maker Faire is right around the corner from the vintage-computer.com booth that features a working Altair (among other nostalgic treasures). A […]

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Bukobot

Maker Faire 3D Printer Roundup: The Bukobot

I’ve been looking at a lot of 3D printer designs lately and I’m really impressed by the Bukobot. Diego Porqueras is at the Maker Faire where he talked me through some of the features of his design, from the belts made from “Synchromesh” (nylon wrapped steel cable timing belts) to the gantry made from metal […]

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Electronic cards

Draw Your Circuits with Bare Conductive Pens and Paint

I just bought a conductive ink pen from the Bare Conductive booth and am looking forward to drawing some paper and cardboard circuits when I get back. The Bare Conductive folk have a great collection of painted touch sensitive circuits to play with.

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