Maker Faire

Trip Start Mar 02, 2011
Trip End Oct 14, 2011

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

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We went to the Maker Faire again today.  The event opened to the public today.  It was a radical change from yesterday with the addition of tens of thousands of people.

While many of the presenters were around yesterday, this is the first day they have their booths set up and are expecting people.  We first went around to many of them but it's impossible to see them all.  Some of them are hobbyists who want to see the Faire as well as show off their projects so they aren't always there.

It's also the first day that talks are going on with the exception of the Coke & Mentos guys yesterday.  They have a number of stages in a number of buildings and a few tents as well as outdoor events.  You can't see everything since there are eight or ten presentations going on at all times.  It's pretty overwhelming. 

The talks cover a wide range of subjects.  Some of the titles were: Google's Self-Driving Cars; The New Race to the Moon: Building a Private Lunar Mission; Open Source Robotics for the Home; Hackerspaces: Schools of the Future; Sand Tapestry; DIY Scanning Electron Microscope; Automated Camera Rigs for DJ/VJ performances; Carbon Fiber Backpack & Asteroids Watch; Grow Spirulina Superfood; Ruffle It Up: Simple Sewn Scarves; Crafting Your Online Presence; Keeping Urban Livestock; Backyard Beekeeping; Butchery Demonstration; Molecular Gastronomy; Chinese Noodle Maker; Wireless Medical Monitoring; The Camp Couture Fashion Show; Vintage Craft Workshop. 

We hung around until sometime after the close of the event before heading back to our hotel.

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