Mike and Karen arrived when we did. This is the booth.
Dan and the unpacking process
Dealing with split twisted 2x2's and hand tools
Test of the Obscura... Sam from the Explo in back.
Huge Van De Graff generators... they had a regular schedule of turning down the lights...
Our workbench in the low light -really pretty
In the dark at the bench.
Steam powered buggy.
Steam powered victorian house.
People in costume made it work.
Mousetrap game -- real scale. The red building is the ticket booth.
Back stage at the mousetrap game
She worked for about 15 minutes on her creation-she was completely focused
Some people got under the hoods - not a lot as we had them pulled up so people could see them as they passed by.
She finished her sculpture and is photographing it and making a video
Pre-Requisite -Bernie Lubbell
Prozac Cupcake cart
Crucible welding booths
Like it says Tech shop vertical mill demos
This little fellow was milling.
The were milling hard plastic
I got my green wristband to show I signed the waiver, so I could try out the mill.
Laser burning tortillas.
Fab lab folks with a shopbot cnc router
Amon Millner giving a demo of the Fab Lab
O Reilly's big store
MP3 player kit cost $120 for parts and a place to sit down and put it together.
Creating lanterns with silhoettes cut with laser cutter
They sold out their tickets -too many folks
Nice exhibit on prototyping ideas
Thiis was a project to use the way these plants repelled water as an eperiment for a new umbrella
She had each leaf attached to a flower tube for water to keep them alive.
From the Geometry Playground exhibit.
Nice work where structures were make for these clams to build up on as sculptural shapes
Instructables were giving away cards with web id's of interesting projects
3D viewer demo
Current TV had an incredibly popular booth of making t-shirts with velcro attached
This was a 3D prototyper that used liquid concrete. Not working and the shapes were pretty lumpy
An amplified instrument - seemed very similar to Walter Kitundu's work - there were a number of music sound guys in this table group.
Nice demonstration of interfaces for music/sound. One used baggies of colored liquid over a camera. You pressed on the bag, it changed the density of the liquid and the camera saw more light... it used the processing application.
Nice instruments in various boxes/ containers.
This fellow had a heatpress and was shaping records into bowls and flowers. I watched a bunch of people buy the flowers.
The heat press
Microsoft giant central booth. The had the crayon physics playing as a demo.
Small electronics circuit collective
Nueva School showing student projects that incorporated the Make Board microcontroller.
Demos that drew, created light shows, moved automata, all sorts of interesting projects.
Gumballs and their colors as interfaces for a synth. It worked well.
Jughero playing a jug to compete. Everyone around these folks was smiling.
Roomba hack that uses an opensourced visual programming language for control. This is the same programming language used for a musical instrument on Bjorks tour.
Watsonville Environmental workshopschool replaced us the next day. Great projects and approach to kids directing their own learning.
They had a huge number of examples out.
Saul Griffith the star at instructables booth - He was fantastic.
Working the Marshmello shooter audience ( and buyers 4 bucks and you get a handfull of parts, look at the comic to put it together) It was always busy.
Out for a walk
Into the dark
A very beautiful demo of LED designs on bike wheels
Yes they were selling a kit so you could add it to your bike.
3D audio pong
solenoid, dixie cup and artful paper structure
Then a hand controller to control the paddle
learning how to rivet ( airline aluminum)
Theremin demonstration in cowboy setting
Power tool racers
It seems like the powertool is now just an electric motor...
Cyclecide -bike-powered carnival rides
Dads were the power in the center
The kids screamed to their dads Faster! faster!
This was the rear slapper bike
It formed a line of kids!