Maker Faire 2009

Some photos from this years Maker Faire

Education Day

Maker Party

Saturday/Sunday

Chris E’s droid with mine next to a Tesla electric sports car.

Chris E fixing his drive train

Lego R2!

SW Craft with Bonnie Burton

Maker Awards – I think we got 4 or 5 this year.

Other random robots, the first was a wearable Robbie – guy does amazing work and is local – alas I lost his card.

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Posted by Chris on October 7th, 2009 in Events | No Comments

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Maker Faire Coming Soon

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The fourth annual Maker Faire is just around the corner (May 30th), it will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country. We’re hoping to be there again with our droids, if you’re interested in joinng us drop me an email.

It’s kind of hard to describe the event, but PC Magazine put it pretty well “Maker Faire is an improbable mixture of spectacle and practicality–a combination of engineering, crafts, science, and art that seemed to sufficiently blur the lines between all four.”

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Posted by Chris on March 9th, 2009 in Events, General | No Comments

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My Artoo in Bantha Tracks

I almost forgot to post this, my Artoo is in the September 2008 edition of Star Wars Insider / Bantha Tracks.

The photo was taken at the Maker Faire back in May.

Posted by Chris on August 29th, 2008 in Events | 1 Comment

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Maker Faire : Intel Developer Forum

Last Thursday Steve and I where at a the Mini Maker Faire at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.  There were probably close to 30 makers in attendance, ranging from robots and electronics projects to Steampunk musicians.

It was the last night of the show and the party was packed. We got to mingle with some cool people and show off Artoo and a bunch of parts and explain what goes into making your very own droid.

I’m in the computer industry so it was strange to be there as an outsider providing entertainment for the evening. It did allow me to make some obscure jokes about Intel chips that nobody would normally get.

This guy was upset because I didn’t have my transmitter in a bag to hide it from onlookers :)

We did a couple of interviews and TV spots, including this one with Wil Harris from ChannelFlip. I’ve been listening to him for years on Twit and it was fun to finally meet him.

Big thanks to the Make team for inviting us to this event – they really do know how to organize a great show.

More photos in the gallery.

Posted by Chris on August 28th, 2008 in Events | No Comments

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Maker Faire Videos

Here’s a collection of video of us at Maker Faire

Skip forward to the 2 minute mark for the interview

Posted by Chris on May 26th, 2008 in Events | No Comments

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R2 Flip Book

Even Artoo got in on the act at Maker Faire and made his very own flip book with the help from Eddie at lightmoves.net. Check out the video

Posted by Chris on May 7th, 2008 in General | No Comments

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R2 Maker Faire News Coverage

I’ve been inundated with emails from people who saw us at Maker Faire. Here’s some of the reaction from the internet and media out there.

And if you Google on “Maker Faire R2D2” then you should get a sea of blog posts and videos :)

Posted by Chris on May 7th, 2008 in Events | 1 Comment

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Maker Faire – Dance Program

Short video compilation of Artoo dancing with the children at Maker Faire.

Posted by Chris on May 6th, 2008 in Events | 1 Comment

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