MakeSF: Artoo Presentation

I finally uploaded the photos from the last MakeSF Meetup I attended with Artoo. It was held at the Instructables.com HQ in San Francisco, and we had a pretty good turn out for a cold December evening.

MakeSF, is loosely associate with the Make Magazine / Maker Faire folks, and attended by a wide range of geeks, artists and engineer types from all over the Bay Area, who share projects they’re working on, skills and local resources. The events are always fun and you never know who’s going to be there or presenting.

I really enjoy taking Artoo apart and showing how he works

Typically at these events people stay in their seats, but It’s not only kids that can’t help swarming Artoo – We’re in there somewhere 🙂

Big thanks to fellow Makers for allowing me to share their photos.

Additional Photos

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Posted by Chris on March 5th, 2009 in Events | No Comments

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Make Blog – Artoo featured

My photo with Artoo appeared on the front of the Make Blog today to advertise the next MakeSF meetup. Photo was from last months event at Instructables in San Francisco.

Which reminds me that I need to upload and post the photos from the event 🙂

The meeting is Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30 PM

Location:
Instructables HQ 489 Clementina St. – 3rd Floor
San Francisco CA

http://www.makesf.org

Posted by Chris on January 12th, 2009 in General | No Comments

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MakeSF September Meetup

I spent last Sunday afternoon at the MakeSF Meetup with Artoo, this month it was held at the TechShop in Menlo Park in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s a relatively new group and a spin-off of the Make Faire.

From the MakeSF website:

Our Mission
Meet with local people to discuss and show-and-tell new technology.

The goals are to:

  • Meet other local Makers
  • Share ideas, skills, and local resources
  • Create collaborations between engineers, makers, craft folks, artists, etc.
  • Get projects ready for Maker Faire, Burning Man or other nearby events
  • Get opinions or advice on project execution

There were around 20 people in attendance, but only one person had brought something to share, so I was encourage to do an improtute presentation on building and Artoo.

The TechShop also gave us a tour of the impressive facility.

Posted by Chris on September 11th, 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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