Oh, Hi, How ya doin? I’ve been a little MIA lately, I know, I know. Sorry!! But I’m back! I went to Maker Faire 2014 this weekend, and you know what? It REALLY is the the greatest show and tell on earth! Don’t know what Maker Faire is? Yea, I didn’t really know either, in fact, I am still a little unsure! Basically if you make something and its a really cool thing that you make, you can come to Maker Faire and show it off! There was every kind of handmade/innovative thing there. Cue the pictures!
This is the Maker Faire Robot, he’s the friendly mascot and you’ll see him everywhere, say Hello to the Robot, be his friend, it’s worth it.What have we here… a band playing and the fate of the electricity depends on these children riding bicycles?! WOAH. 3D printers were a pretty big thing at the Maker Faire, I will admit they are pretty awesome. If you have been to Burning Man or if you’ve seen pictures then I think you will recognize a lot of the people movers out and about. Tapigami … Pretty insane right? There was a whole corner of one of the expo buildings with a crazy landscape made all from TAPE.
This was my first time attending Maker Faire, and I have to say it was pretty great! When I first walked in I was a little overwhelmed, there was a safety wristband line, which I got but I didn’t really know why I needed it. As I walked through the faire I saw lots of activities that you could do like rock polishing, learn to solder, play with live Bees and for all of these you needed to have a safety wristband. What I didn’t know was the faire is really about getting to actively participate and make things. There was a tent with people sewing, screen printing and making other fabric based things. There were hands-on activities all throughout every department. Added to all of these things to do there were SO many cools things to check out! I was super excited to go and next year I think I’ll be more prepared and actually look at all of the interactive things to do and do more activities. What a fun way to spend the day!