Our centerpiece sculpture is Brollyflock by Flux. It looks beautiful all lit up at dusk.
Two pieces new to Maker Faire Bay this weekend area will be Light Trikes and Crowd Connect. The team from Frog made digital games physical and physical games digital. They explain the hardware and software behind their epic builds. Come play at Maker Faire Bay Area, this weekend, May 19th and 20th.
Once upon a time, there were two serpents, Jormungand (Midgard) and Julunggul (Rainbow), who slithered between two worlds, “the old world that needed and revered them and the present which has shunned such monsters as fears metamorphosed into mythical form.” Dark and with the power of fire, Jormungand winds it way through the landscape. Bright and with the light of the earth, Julunggul slithers to meet with her dark twin. Their synchronized dance is a gorgeous sight to behold:
Lovingly hand-built by makers Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate, each 4-foot-wide, 50-foot-long serpent has a huge display of LED lights the length of its body capable of creating rainbows, plasma fields, water drops, fire, and video, made possible by an array of over 15,000 individually addressable LEDs. Add to this a soundtrack of serpent calls designed at Skywalker Sound by Kyrsten, played on the 2000-watt sound system built into each head.
Jon and Krysten have brought amazing projects to each Faire since the first in 2006, including The Boiler Bar and The Golden Mean snail car. Accompanying them is their talented and adorable daughter Zolie. At the 2006 Faire, Jon and Krysten had made custom hoodies that read “Maker” on the back, while Zolie’s read “Made.”
Come slither with the Serpent Twins at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend at the San Mateo Fairgrounds.
Getting the motorized mushroom ready for action!
Here are crates of gear ready to be picked up by Maker Faire station managers. Gareth and I are coveting the black toolboxes.
There will be a lot of people showing off their 3D printers at the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend, including Jeffrey Lipton representing Cornell’s venerable Fab@Home project. We previously posted about some of the food printing exploits of the Cornell Creative Machines Lab on the CRAFT blog last year. Food is just one application for the dual syringe head on the Fab@Home Model 2.
Thomas Poulsom’s British Bird Series explores the loveliness of the British ornithological scene, in all the glory of Lego! Even cooler, you can help these models become an official Lego model through the magic of Lego’s Cuusoo platform, where amateur builders can post models, and those creations which receive enough votes actually get made. If you like Thomas’s birds, visit the Cuusoo page and support it — he needs 10,000 votes for the sets to get greenlit.
The first MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop wrapped up this evening. Featuring over 30 of the most well-known innovators in the MAKE space, the event found a perfect home in the storied garden-roofed research facilities at PARC Xerox. As one of the speakers commented, this was probably the first time that all of these path-breaking makers had shared the same stage. Some takeaway notes and tweets from the event:
[Photos by Gregory Hayes]
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