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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

2 weeks agoArts : MAKE: Art Design

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

2 weeks agoTechnology / 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

2 weeks agoArts : MAKE: Art Design

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

Adafruit And The Arduinos At Maker Faire

The apparent lull on the Arduino front the last few weeks was just the calm before the storm that is the Bay Area Maker Faire (BAMF). Both companies claiming the Arduino name were there over the weekend, with news and new products in tow. Show More Summary

Adorable Fridge Magnet Reminds You to Conserve Water

The master gardeners of UC Davis have brought an educational and project-based booth to this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. Their information includes directives on how to lose your lawn, and plant alternative ground coverage. The best lawn alternatives are California native plants and flowers, which are naturally drought resistant. Show More Summary

Self-Aligning Handheld Router Gets New Look and Name

2 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The computer-assisted handheld router makers formerly known as Taktia revealed a smart new design and name to match: Shaper. Their digitally augmented power tools were a sensation at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, and this year’s router...Show More Summary

Vintage Computers At Maker Faire

It’s no secret that Maker Faire is highly geared toward the younger crowd. This doen’t mean the Faire is completely devoid of the historic; the Bay Area Maker Faire is right in the heart of the beginnings of the computer industry, and...Show More Summary

Live Steam… chugga chugga

You won’t find much of a crowd around the Bay Area Garden Railway Society‘s (BAGRS) booth at Maker Faire, and that’s probably a good thing; these trains are far too cool to miss, and they’re beautiful works of engineering and modeling. None of these trains are electric; they all move by boiling water with either coal or butane. Show More Summary

Setup Day at the Faire is a Glorious Time!

The Bay Area Maker Faire starts today, but the Hackaday crew rolled in early for something new this year. Friday has traditionally been just for exhibitor setup but this year a few extra groups were on site to see everything come together. Show More Summary

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