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maker fair

Filed under: — adrian @ 11:40 pm

I tried my hand at high speed photography courtesy of quake electronics

It started 10:30 last Sunday morning. I was still in bed and my other friend Dave gave me a call. The Maker Fair was great, he said, and that it’d be worth a trip to San Mateo to see it, so I headed out and met him there a little while later.

I got there and he was right. It was pretty awesome. I saw a bunch of really cool things, like what is below. I also got to hang out with the awesome folks at instructables, try my hand at welding (with the tech shop people), try high speed photography (see above), see some incredible and cool robots, talk to some interesting folks and eat a funnel cake. The presenters ranged from middle school kids who made lego robots to octogenarians with hand made, very precise engines that ran. All in all, if you have any geek in you, I’d recommend going to the Maker Fair next time.

Tesla coil!

A really cool cart with all mechanical, hand-cranked, hand-made mechanisms/ toys/ displays:

A really cool stylized sculpture with moving engine parts in the head:

more after the jump:

mechanical, pneumatic, walking giraffe:

human powered bike spinner:

LED table that sparkled where you waved your hand over it:

View my full photo album.

One Response to “maker fair”

  1. Tom Anderson Says:

    Great pictures from the Faire! Here is the URL of my version of the same highspeed shot:

    my angle.

    Since we were sharing light from the same high-speed strobe, we both photographed the same instant in time!

    You can get a kit to make your own high-speed pictures from the store, and you can learn more about highspeed photography at .

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