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2013/05/18 Another Maker Faire
π 2013-05-18 00:00 in Public
Last year I went two days to make up for the fact that one day, especially sunday, isn't enough. Last year I went two days, including all of saturday (from 10 to 20:00). Turns out that outside of a few talks that were only on sunday, it was a bit overkill so this time I only went saturday all day, having delayed a trip to Tokyo until the next day so that I could attend. It worked out just right, I was able to see a good amount of talks and virtually everything in the expo halls.


I love those guys with the big eyes
I love those guys with the big eyes

R2D2 is always a favourite
R2D2 is always a favourite


Dub has this for your car for just $10K :)
Dub has this for your car for just $10K :)

I always needed liquid cooling in my PC and lit components
I always needed liquid cooling in my PC and lit components

This year was really starting to be the year of 3D printing. Multiple printers on demo (most weren't new):







Back to the roots competitor which actually does things right:




Some talks:


a new arduino form factor
a new arduino form factor

a very complete, albeit expensive, robot platform
a very complete, albeit expensive, robot platform

Inside the expo hall:

Video game without a screen
Video game without a screen

Gabotronics, I his great scopes
Gabotronics, I his great scopes





all the official arduinos you can get today
all the official arduinos you can get today

opensprinkler, this looks cool. With local control override, I'd buy this
opensprinkler, this looks cool. With local control override, I'd buy this

Get your drink right, every time :)
Get your drink right, every time :)

Fun stuff outside:








this car was fantastic
this car was fantastic


where you can build all your burning man fire machines :)
where you can build all your burning man fire machines :)

or this. OMG, this was impressive.
or this. OMG, this was impressive.

Crazy hexa and octo copters, all the way to dodecacopters (12 blades):


twelve blades, and 2 independent battery systems. Awesome reliabilty
twelve blades, and 2 independent battery systems. Awesome reliabilty

An unsual hexacopter
An unsual hexacopter

Eepybird, a crowd favourite, was back for more diet coke and mentos:







this is what they use for their effects
this is what they use for their effects

This was all great to see, and I even managed not to bring back several hundred thousands dollars of stuff, so I guess that's good, right?

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