“A family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.” Read the rest
After a hard Saturday at World Maker Faire, some of the best and brightest in the Hacker/Maker community descended on The Holiday Inn for “Bring A Hack”. Created by [Jeri Ellsworth] several years ago at the Bay Area Maker Faire, Bring A Hack (BAH) is an informal gathering. Show More Summary
If you happened to click Monday on the Richmond Standard, a community news site for that Bay Area locality, you would have come upon a fairly snarky piece about 170 activists ("some from Richmond") who took a train cross-country to participate in the People's Climate March in New York on...
Maker Faires are not only places for do-it-yourselfers, innovators and inventors to share their latest and greatest creations with each other, but are also hugely popular with the general public. The Bay Area Maker Faire a few months back, for example, attracted 1,100 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. Show More Summary
Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa County proved fairly destructive near the epicenter, toppling wine bottles, knocking out power, and shearing bricks off buildings. It was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. Even if earthquakes aren't that likely where you are, plug the magnitude of......
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police arrested Cole Chaquan Wright, suspected of committing a stabbing six days ago at the Bay Fair Station.
More photos here. (Tipped by JMG reader Stephen)RELATED: Westboro is in the Bay Area to picket outside of the Google, Facebook, and Twitter headquarters. Yesterday they announced that they will protest at the funeral of "fag pimp" Robin Williams.
At the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, Anouk Wipprecht stood on stage as Tesla Coils sent close to a million volts of electricity coursing through her chain mail suit. Wipprecht also wore a 3D printed dress, plus plasma balls on her shoulders that glowed with each arc of lightning. It was the equivalent of... Read More
Humpback whale breaches are a fairly common sight in areas where the mammals are feeding and socializing. Images showing breaching humpbacks are so commonplace that you can find them on just about every website or social media page devoted to whales and other marine mammals. Show More Summary
The very first fully operational radar Arduino shield was recently demonstrated at Bay area Maker Faire. It was built by [Daniel] and [David], both undergrads at UC Davis. Many have talked about doing this, some have even prototyped pieces of it, but these undergrad college students pulled it off. Show More Summary
"Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Pancakes? What We Saw at the Bay Area Maker Faire" is the latest video from Reason TV. Watch above or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips.
Billing itself as "the greatest show (and tell) on Earth," the annual Bay Area Maker Faire, held in May in San Mateo, California, showcased giant cupcake tricycles, pancakes created by a 3D printer, and a 12-year-old whiz kid who built...Show More Summary
Of all the robots spotted at last month's Bay Area Maker Faire, the non-descript RoboTar definitely had the most distinctive groove. RoboTar is a robotic guitar hand that attaches to the neck of your instrument and takes care of that...Show More Summary
Why not round out our two-week Bay Area Maker Faire coverage with a Links post? This time around it’s video links. We mixed together a bunch of interesting clips that didn’t get their own video, as well as a dose of what it feels like to walk around the Faire all weekend. Show More Summary
Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile delighted onlookers at its unveiling during the recent Maker Faire Bay Area 2014! As we've posted, our sponsors at Ford agreed to support the customization, modification, and transformation of a 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagined for a Boing Boing road machine. Read the rest
Will Smith and Norman Chan of Tested made giant papercraft heads for the recent Maker Faire Bay Area with the help of photogrammetry expert Brandon Blizard. The process involved using PhotoScan, Maya, and Pepakura to obtain the final outcome. Instructions on how to make a giant papercraft head are available on Tested’s website. The heads [...]
Adam Savage of MythBusters shared ten commandments for makers at the recent Maker Faire Bay Area. His first commandment is to make something, anything at all. The full list of commandments is available at Tested. Weld, carve, cook, sculpt, sew. Make something in the world that wasn’t there before. As humans, there are two things [...]
As most of our readers know, [Mike] was visiting Bay Area Maker Faire last weekend with a big Jolly Wrencher on his back. During his tour he encountered the neat oscilloscope shown in the video above, made by the Belgian company Velleman. Show More Summary
Designer Nathan Spainhour beep-booping around with R2-D2 at the Bay Area Maker Faire. More good stuff happening –> more reasons to celebrate –> mas tequila! Got a little peek inside The Printshop. Can’t wait to get in there and get our print on! The post Friday Fotos | Edition 12 appeared first on Brains on Fire.
[Video Link] Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 was a blast. On Saturday I interviewed author and biohacker Tim Ferriss, and on Saturday my daughter Jane and I demonstrated some of the projects we built that are in my book, Maker Dad (get a copy of the book here). Read the rest