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Title: Pics from Maker Faire Detroit
Post by: TopherTheME on August 06, 2010, 01:00:34 am
Listening to the second show I heard you guys talking about the Maker Faire in Detroit this past weekend and how Chris couldn't go. I live in the SE Michigan area and was able to make it on Sunday and thought I'd post some pics I took. BTW, the tickets were $28 which also includes entry to the Henry Ford Museum (which is normally $32 by itself). Someone let me know if the pics don't show up.

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Yes, those are all made out of legos.

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Ladar from a robot telemetry system done by a team at UofM

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This is a robot sentry nerf dart gun

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Electric powered car

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Sentry shooting the electric powered car

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Power Wheels races

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A t-shirt I made

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I've been to the Henry Ford Museum many times, but the locomotives there make me crap my pants every time. (Thats me in the picture, I'm about 5' 11")

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Ridiculously big train

Title: Re: Pics from Maker Faire Detroit
Post by: EEVblog on August 06, 2010, 01:17:29 am
Looks awesome, thanks for the pics.
Looking at all that cool makes it so hard to figure out how to get something like that organised here in Sydney.

Dave.
Title: Re: Pics from Maker Faire Detroit
Post by: saturation on August 06, 2010, 10:27:37 am
Nice, thanks for sharing.  Very mechatronic.
Title: Re: Pics from Maker Faire Detroit
Post by: mikeselectricstuff on August 06, 2010, 11:53:26 am
Looks awesome, thanks for the pics.
Looking at all that cool makes it so hard to figure out how to get something like that organised here in Sydney.
Dave.
A suggestion - chances are there are already model-engineering type shows. A maker annex to one of these may be a low-risk way of testing the water. Maybe talk to These guys (http://www.modelpark.org.au/)
Hooking up with the local Dorkbot (http://www.dorkbot.org/) group would also be worth investigating - Dorkbot Sydney (http://dorkbotsyd.boztek.net) looks fairly active from their website, and is exactly the target market if my local London (http://dorkbotlondon.org/) one is anything to go by.