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Maker Faire

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I'd like to share a few more hacks that stood out to me.  In addition to his boost converter business card, Parker Dillman (aka Longhorn Engineer) built a portable NES housed in a 3-D printed case: Sophi Kravitz built a very interesting device called the Texting Trapper: Texting Trapper knows when you are texting, calling or accessing the internet. This is a fun and interactive exhibit that measures the strength of your cell phone signal or radiation. There's a nice series of posts on ...
NOTE: I recorded a handful of videos with my smartphone, but I didn't shoot any of the below videos.  I just found them while watching a bunch on YouTube.  Thanks to those who created the ones I embedded in this post.   RobotGrrl brought many of her robots including this RoboBrrd modded to read NFC hats:     I got a chance to speak with RobotGrrl at the Bring-A-Hack afterparty and she showed me her latest RoboBrrd which is "Maker Faire proof".  It seems sever ...
Howdy,   I was excited to see the video answers from Eben Upton of Raspberry Pi posted today:     Ian and Skyler from Dangerous Prototypes were a blast to hangout with at Maker Faire, and they've just released a nicely edited 10 minute video on the Faire which offers many tips for prospective exhibitors:     Dangerous Prototypes also made a nice video of different projects people brought to Maker Faire and the Bring-A-Hack after party (my hrmshield is at ~2m ...
I just posted in the Jeri Ellsworth group about her amazing C64 meets bass guitar hack: (source http://instagr.am/p/K1Ufp1GW0d/)   The first hack I saw was actually on Friday night when Parker Dillman (aka Longhorn Engineer) handed me his business card which is a functional boost converter PCB: I was very impressed by the details such as the QR code on silk screen and how thin and flexible the board was.  It was also quite fortuitous as I'm working on a project that needs just su ...
Howdy, Maker Faire Bay Area is truly a sight to behold.  The scale is almost too crazy for a 2 day event.  There's definitely enough to fill every minute from when the gates open to close.  I'll write up a more detailed post later but just wanted to mention that I'm tweeting from @pdp7:   https://twitter.com/#!/pdp7   And here a few photos I've posted so far:   https://twitter.com/#!/pdp7/media/grid     I'm uploading all my photos now to picasa so I' ...