This year the Bay Area Maker Faire celebrated ten years. William and I could not believe it! We’ve attended BAMF (as we cheekily call it), for the past eight years. Wow! It feels like only yesterday that we were frantically searching for parking, trying to stand in line before the gates opened. Oh wait, that happens each year. Ha! This year was just as eye opening as ever. It has grown in popularity for sure, but more so it has also grown into a lot more than just garage hacking. From the new 3D Printer tent, to the Start-up area, the BAMF has become a fair that now encompasses so much more and will surely continue to morph. We feel …
Join us at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire! This year, we have the opportunity to demo some of our products at the official Tindie booth! Look for us in the Maker Pro tent, one of the new outdoor tents. We will be giving away discount coupons!We hope to see many of you there!
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Far removed from the legions of 3D printers featured at this year’s Maker Faire in New York was a much smaller, but far more impressive announcement: The ARM-powered Arduino DUE is going to be released later this month.Instead of the 8-bit AVR microcontrollers usually found in Arduinos, the DUE is powered by an ATSAM3X8E microcontroller, itself based on the ARM Cortex-M3 platform. There are a few very neat features in the DUE, namely a USB On The Go port to allow makers and tinkerers to connect keyboards, mice, smartphones (hey, someone should port IOIO firmware to this thing), and maybe even standard desktop inkjet or laser printers.The board looks strikingly similar to the already common Arduino Mega. That’s no mistake; …
Here are some more pictures from the 2012 Maker Faire 12′ Robotic Human Face from Face Foward Giant Polyhedral by Zome Builder Brolly Flock sculpture by FLUX Foundation BeagleBone Sketch during ‘State of Arduino’ Atmel project with DFRobot’s 4WD Chasis Journalist from Wired Magazine with a signed Arduino Uno Code for the Z-Wave Library Robot from the Microsoft Booth Instructable LED “Light Bright” The new Maker Faire Robot How a bird flies presentation/simulation Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton Blurry Raspberry PI with HDMI Adapter Do you have any pictures? Share them! Also, check out Engadget’s coverage.
Now that I am back at the ranch office, I can post the rest of the pictures and tell you about all the exciting things that took place at the 2012 Maker Faire. There is so much to cover I don’t know where to start. I should start out noting that this year both Jenn and I volunteered. We did this for a few reasons, one was cost as we have a wedding and some other things coming up. Secondly, we wanted to be more involved and so we figured this would be a great opportunity. She found the Maker Corps via an email and I had seen a blog post by DFRobot asking for help. So we both jumped at the opportunity. The …
‘Raspberry Pi Founder Offers Tips for Programming Super Computer’ Look at the size compared to the HDMI adapter. Eben Upton Raspberry showing off its graphics capabilities Raspberry GUI
Day 1 has already ended and so much has happened so far. Unfortunately I am unable to retrieve the pictures off my camera with the devices I have with me. I have a lot of exciting things to share and will post them as soon as I get back home to the office. Look for some live posts tomorrow. Feel free to comment about some of your favorite things about the Maker Faire.
Today you can buy the Arduino Leonardo at Maker Faire in San Mateo. Center Stage – Massimo Banzi ‘State of Arduino’
Some pictures from the Maker Faire today. Ian Lesnet presenting ‘Get your stuff made’ Make: Pavilion Life Size Starcraft Marine Defuse the Bomb by DFRobot.com Make: Pavilion