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Maker Faire: ultraOrb

Maker Faire: ultraOrb

A stunning rotating display, The ultraOrb creates a sphere of 3D color animation to provide a new perspective on visual information. In a multi-generational collaboration with his father and grandfather, James Sears constructed The Orb as his thesis project for New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. The system consists of 320 tri-color LEDs mounted on […]

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Maker Faire: The “Puppy Mover Monorail”

Maker Faire: The “Puppy Mover Monorail”

The “Puppy Mover Monorail” is a working model train (rare!). The PMM Mark III is composed of five wooden cars, totaling 10′-6″ long. Part of the point of this work of kinetic art is to show that something unique and valuable can be crafted from the most mundane of materials: The original PMM was created […]

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Maker Faire: Kite Aerial photography

Maker Faire: Kite Aerial photography

For anyone who likes kites and photography, make sure to check out MAKE author Cris Benton’s demonstrations of Kite Aerial Photography at the Faire: Who needs satellite photography? Get a kite’s-eye view of what’s happening down below. See how you can make your own aerial photography apparatus at home. Cris Benton will illustrate the evolution […]

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Maker Faire: CALLING ALL: Cassette Jockies – Retro-Tech Lovers – Magnetic Media Monsters – Circuit Benders – Multi-Media DJs – Walkman Hot-Rodders

Maker Faire: CALLING ALL: Cassette Jockies – Retro-Tech Lovers – Magnetic Media Monsters – Circuit Benders – Multi-Media DJs – Walkman Hot-Rodders

Maker Faire: CALLING ALL: Cassette Jockies – Retro-Tech Lovers – Magnetic Media Monsters – Circuit Benders – Multi-Media DJs – Walkman Hot-Rodders In 2003 at a festival in Chicago, a group of retro-tech geniuses organized The Cassette Jockey World Championships. Like the popular DJ (Disk Jockey) competitions with record-toting DJs showing off their turntable skills, […]

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Maker Faire: The Crucible

When artist Michael Sturtz moved into West Oakland in the 1990s, he knew the tough waterfront neighborhood was a hotbed for sculptors. Thing is, nobody knew each other. Sturtz changed all that by establishing The Crucible, a community of practice in the form of a non-profit industrial arts school. What began as ad hoc classes […]

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Maker Faire: The art of motion control

Maker Faire: The art of motion control

The Art of Motion Control. Bruce Shapiro has experimented with salvaged components of the automation industry since 1990. Initially building his own CNC rigs in order to explore algorithmic sculpture, the machines eventually evolved into kinetic sculptures themselves. Since 1999, he has permanently installed large-scale works at science centers both in the U.S and Canada, […]

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Maker faire makers

Maker faire makers

The Makers @ Maker Faire portion of our site is now live – you can view them by: Attraction, demonstration worksho, interactive performance, maker, workbench, presentation or by topic – Arts, crafts, engineering, science – Link. Pictured here, Art: Animalia Chordata Gabe Barcia-Colombo. What if you could collect people in jars, just like bugs? Various […]

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