I traveled via Greyhound to New York City for the World Maker Faire. As usual it was a total blast. I hung out with my friends from San Francisco there, and I checked out the entire faire over the course of two days (not running your own booth is totally rad because it means that you have time to see everybody else’s!).
Some of my favorite things: the 3D printing village was AWESOME this year, with a new dual-print head Maker Bot, the Ultimaker, and pretty rad 3D printed art (especially by Shane Hope), and Christophers 3D printed laser chess was also quite a hit. Another favorite was the HUGE metal fire-breathing dragon, presumably, it was art car for burning man, it totally impresses. And I loved the white-string-based 3D projection stuff in the darkroom, that was totally rad. Finally, I have to mention the “bullet time” polaroid camera ring, that thing was incredible. Imagine 20 polaroid cameras mounted on a ring and facing inward. You stand in the center, all the camera’s take a shot at the same time, and the resulting photos are assembled into a little flip book “bullet time” movie of you, traveling 360 degrees around you. Awesome! There are so many more projects I could mention, but how about instead you check out my complete flickr set of the World Maker Faire.