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  • corilinville 5:28 pm on September 19, 2011 Permalink
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    Maker Faire! 

    I went to maker fest on saturday and it was AWESOME!!! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect except that I am subscribed to dungeon master’s twitter and I found a link to maker fest’s twitter http://twitter.com/#!/makerfaire so I clicked and I found random links to stuff about it like this (he moves his wings with his fingers!)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3T4XKIiH1c and i actually found him! I got to take a picture with him!-

    Sarah and I also made a video recording that turns into an app for a phone but it’s all a little too confusing for me (since I’m not the most technologically advanced) and I couldn’t really figure it out, but it sounds like it would be awesome!

    I also really liked the water swing. You think that you are going to get wet but you don’t (unless you don’t time it right and then you might yet wet, or you fall off). It’s what Sarah and I made our app about.

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  • vshoffner 11:16 pm on September 18, 2011 Permalink
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    Maker Faire 2011 

    Hello everyone,

    I just got back from the Maker Faire and thought I’d share some of the photos I took while I was there for those of you who couldn’t make it.

    Here is the link to my picasa album that I’ve put the photos and video I took in. Please let me know if for some reason the link doesn’t work. I tried to add a caption to most of the photos but let me know if you’d like to know more about something you see.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109687426580917655488/MakerFaire2011?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIiTtrPum8KyjAE&feat=directlink

    A few of the highlights for me were:

    I loved the craft section with all of the booths of amazing things for sale. I was unable to help myself from buying random handmade items such as the smiling narwhal necklace I convinced myself I needed own.

    The Tin Gypsy Project booth in the craft section.
    The woman at the booth, Meghann Gilligan, had created a portable darkroom to take 19th century tintypes and traveled around the country after raising funds on the website kickstarter.com

    She also has a wordpress displaying her work, and documenting her travels with her portable darkroom, The Tin Gypsy. It can be found here – https://tingypsytravels.wordpress.com/

    I also enjoyed the large, and driveable, metal sculpture dragon (complete with fire coming out of its mouth) called Gon KiRin – made by Ryan Doyle using recycled metal and car parts.
    Here is a video of Ryan talking about the piece – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig-DbfPoz3o

    I had a great time at the Maker Faire and would love to go again in the future. It was great to see so many artists of different mediums and backgrounds from all over the country coming together, communicating, and inspiring one another as well as those attending. I also loved seeing so many younger kids excited about science and participating in the many activities and crafts available at the faire. I definitely recommend going in the future to those of you who couldn’t make it this year. Hope you all had enjoyable weekends and see you in class tomorrow.

     
  • Amyrt 9:06 pm on September 18, 2011 Permalink
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    Maker Faire 2011 

    Some of us went to Maker Faire 2011 and I want to share some things that I thought were interesting! Feel free to reply if you went and/or have more to add,

    Braindrop by Kate Raudenbush

    Decadome

    Solar Carosel

     
    • amyrt 9:12 pm on September 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So it didn’t show my comments in the post, but here they are…
      Braindrop
      We got to talk personally with this artist, Kate, and she told us her concept for exhibiting her work at Maker Faire. She wants people to interact with her work and therefore reflect on the importance of water to our society. Inside, there is a beautiful glass chandelier and a circle of circles which she says is a universal symbol in many cultures so as to symbolize the importance of the element of water to everyone. Inside is kindof a place of reflection and meditation.
      Solar Carosel
      This merry-go-round is a fun way to educate people about solar power and get them involved. It even worked great when we went on and it was cloudy!
      DecaDome
      This is an amazing concept. The construction is easy enough for anyone and takes only 5 hours. The dome is portable and the design is energy efficient in all climates so it is an idea to help with housing issues around the world.

    • sdaugherty28 1:15 pm on September 19, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Awesome pictures!

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