(edited to add youtubes)
Maker Faire was awesome. Hopefully they will be back next year, because I sure will be. There was a healthy crowd, but it wasn't packed to capacity so it's definitely got room to grow. Had a great time and saw a lot of neat & interesting things. I dropped $20 bucks on a component kit for the mintyboost 3.0 which I will be making during the week at some point. Yeah $20 was a lot for a bag of components that I could get from work, but I figure supporting the Maker Shed was money going to something cool. Also was wandering around the craft area early on waiting for my friends, and bumped into Scott. Thought you were just BSing so I came over to say hi but I realized you were catching up with an old friend or something. Sorry for interrupting, and thank you for the most awkward moment since a middle school dance!
Coolest things I saw (in no specific order):
- Guy who wired an NES zapper into an alarm clock. Click the gun trigger to advance the alarm time by 1 minute. Great to take at your aggression on the buzzing box
- Sooooo many 3D printers. This was just some of the MakerBot Cupcake CNCs
- companion cube made from a cupcake cnc! Yes, I still find Portal jokes funny.
- The moonisphere. Just read:
- lots of great t-shirt companies I wasn't aware of
- Guy that binds notebooks and video game box fronts as the covers. I've seen this done with a lot of things (old book covers, VHS boxes, etc.) but never with video game boxes. He even hole-punched the manuals and inserted them in front of the blank notebook pages. Would be even cooler if he got those game manual style notes pages
- Life-size Mouse Trap
- Eepybird doing their diet coke & mentos shtick
- 3D printer that used Easy Cheeze as it's material
- Rubik's Cube solving robot
- "Mean Cards" - these things were hilarious. They are off-color in the same vein as someecards, but are not for any occasion, they are just mean. My favorite: "enough with the iPhone", and on the inside "it doesn't love you back (there's no app for that)"
- What better way to travel than in a giant fish. I felt like I was in Ponyo
- The knitted car
- Crazy awesome mini-golf at the New York Hall of Science. Will be back here with the wife (who is a mini-golf nut)