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Agile Hexapod Sees with Market’s Smallest, Lowest Cost LIDAR

At the Bay Area Maker Faire, we saw one of the coolest autonomous robots ever: Rhoeby, a navigation-capable hexapod. While the robot is built from a customized version of a standard ROBOTIS Bioloid “spider” kit, the real magic behind Rhoeby is the LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system. Show More Summary

Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards

2 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

Several weeks ago at Maker Faire Bay Area, I caught up with Voltera co-founder Alroy Almeida to learn more about the Voltera V-One, a conductive ink printer. The V-One is a slick device. Not only does it extrude conductive ink, but it can also be configured to deposit insulating […] Read more on MAKE The post Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards appeared first on Make:.

Making Clothes from Scraps at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

2 weeks agoHobbies / Sewing : Make: Sewing

Swap-O-Rama-Rama has been at Maker Faire Bay Area every year since it first started. They are always a hit and this year was no different. During the weekend, every station was packed with people eager to experiment with clothing alteration and learn new skills. Show More Summary

The Future of Robotics and DIY Medical Technology

At the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire, Carol Reiley spoke on the future of robots in our lives, in medical technology, and how our society might better shape the future of robotics. In her 15 years of experience as a computer scientist and...Show More Summary

InMoov and Friends Have a Maker Faire Robot Party

We invited one of our favorite robot friends, InMoov, to Maker Faire Bay Area in May. And he had a blast! InMoov spent most of his time rolling about the fairgrounds on his own two wheels, exploring cool things, and most importantly, making the rounds to introduce himself to his robot brethren. Show More Summary

Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire

3 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The San Mateo Fairgrounds is huge. As the home site of Maker Faire Bay Area, it has to be. With thousands of Makers’ exhibits spread across numerous zones of the faire, there was a lot of ground to cover. Walking is all well and good, but rest assured knowing that […] Read more on MAKE The post Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.

Knit Taxidermy and More Wonderful Wares We Love

The San Francisco Bazaar was back again for the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. There were 85 booths with 90 artists showing off and selling the amazing things they’ve made. There was everything from laser cut jewelry to paintings to handcrafted metal garden art. Show More Summary

Hackers On Demand

How hackers for hire, from teenage "script kiddies" to members of sophisticated industrial rings, provide "espionage as a service." In 2013, a pair of private investigators in the Bay Area embarked on a fairly run-of-the-mill case surrounding poached employees. Show More Summary

A First Look At The Mosaic Palette At Maker Faire

I had a chance to meet some of the members of the Mosaic team at Maker Faire Bay Area and check out the Mosaic Palette. The Palette can take up to four different colors of filament and combine them to allow them to be printed on a single extruder 3D printer. […] Read more on MAKE The post A First Look At The Mosaic Palette At Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.

Levitating Objects In Paramagnetic Liquids

Two weekends ago was the Bay Area Maker Faire, and lacking a venue to talk to people who actually make things, we had a meetup at a pub. This brought out a ton of interesting people, and tons of interesting demos of what these people were building. Show More Summary

10 Years of Maker Faire

The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area was an amazing event, an ongoing celebration of making in our culture as well as the emergence of Maker culture. Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place May 15–17 in San Mateo, is really the Mother of All Maker Faires? — ?bigger, bolder, but just […] Read more on MAKE The post 10 Years of Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.

Watch this DJ make a Tesla coil dance to the beat

What do you get when you combine turntables and Tesla coils? Well as you might expect, the results are pretty illuminating. At a recent Bay Area Maker Faire event San Francisco turntablist DJ Qbert experimented, combining super fast DJ’ing with high-voltage energy. Show More Summary

Interactive Robot: Project Naughty Ball

A month before the Bay Area Maker Faire, there were ominous predictions the entire faire would be filled with BB-8 droids, the cute astromech ball bot we’ll be seeing more of when The Force Awakens this December. This prediction proved to be premature. Show More Summary

Giant Flaming Feathers Awe Maker Faire Crowd

It’s just not a Maker Faire without a flame-firing sculpture. Thankfully, year after year, the renowned Bay Area arts organization Flaming Lotus Girls have provided the Faire with unforgettable interactive fire art. This year, fairgoers...Show More Summary

The Most Amazing Things We Saw At Maker Faire

What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire! We went to the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw. More »      

The Most Amazing Things We Saw at Bay Area Maker Faire Last Weekend

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire, of course. We went the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw. Read more...

MegaBot Paintballs a Car

The recent Maker Faire Bay Area gave us a brief glimpse into our robopocalyptic future, as the 15-foot-tall MegaBot pelts its victim with deadly paintball cannons. Its makers want to eventually create a league of giant battling MegaBots.

Tin Spider is 13-foot Rideable Strandbeest

Arguably our best find at Bay Area Maker Faire this year was the Tin Spider built by [Scott Parenteau]. He constructed the 13-foot tall vehicle to take with him on his very first trip to Burning Man back in 2012. There’s very littleShow More Summary

The Best of Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

Skating bug-bots, homemade roller coasters, and other oddities

Plywood Dodecahedron Snaps into Single Piece Construction

Students of Oakland, California’s Laney College FabLab showed off a large plywood dodecahedron at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The room-sized structure was cut using CNC fabrication and fits together without any need for glue or nails, making it relatively easy to set up and break down. Show More Summary

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