Friday, 7 May 2010

I’m going to Maker Faire (again)!

This past year, I’ve definitely been going to a few more Maker events in New England: Providence, New Haven, and just last week in Boston. It’s always nice to see what other folks are up to, meet other like minded people, and get some ideas for my next project.

A lot of it started with my trip out west last year to the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo. It’s not quite a hackfest as it is the ultimate Maker meetup, and it was pretty mindblowing to see just how many creative projects could fit under a single roof.

Of course, the best part is always the people, and I’m starting to feel like it’s that one time of year where I finally get to catch up with some West Coast makers face to face.

So I’ll be back again this year, as maker #3399 with a few fun projects, including the Gravitational Drive RC Car, and I even decided to print up a vinyl banner for my table (which will be a nice tapestry in my room when Maker Faires aren’t going on :)

Arduino modules and sensors everywhere

The idea is for the table to be pretty interactive and hands-on, so there should be plenty of sensors and other toys as well. Paul lent me a box of some of his projects over at Modern Device, so I’ll have those too.

Anyway, I am packing my Maker Faire box with everything that I’m going to ship out there, so let me know if there’s anything else I should bring – jhuynh at gmail…

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