I will talk about how we made our pinball museum and how we are working to make a restored Carnegie Library our new home. I will briefly discuss art history of pinball and our need for its preservation and appreciation. I will discuss education through fun and games and the engineering of amusement.
The Lil' Ju Ju is a modified 1947 Spartan Manor travel trailer/pinball parlor on wheels. Sporting 4 legged self leveling hydraulic feet, the inside is furnished with 5 vintage Gottlieb pinball machines and a 45 rpm jukebox.rnrn
Balloon Pop! is a crowdsourced game combining a carnival classic, amplified with physical computing, a dash of socket-based communication and powered by an air compressor. Participants use smartphones to control on-stage electronics in a coordinated effort to pop balloons in a race against time. Game mechanics are powered by Node.js and Socket.io. Electronic components included Arduino controlled solenoid valves and custom DIY hardware. This fast-paced game can be enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. Educational and fun, game mechanics and technologies are explained as the action unfolds. All code and hardware is 100% open source.
3DKitbash.com: 3D-printable toys! Meet Quin, 3DK's 3D-printable doll. Easy to print, she's 10.8'' tall and has articulated limbs, multiple hand options, and 3D-printable hair styles. On 3DKitbash.com for $24.95!
Billion Jelly Bloom is a Burning Man-ifested, mobile, participatory performance smack. You may have seen us at Treasure Island Music Festival, Cal Academy NightLife, or FlashBLOOM's in the Mission.
The Unnecessarily High Five is the ultimate high-five experience! This interactive art piece encourages participants of all ages to try and give the highest five that they can. Built from wood, conduit and mannequin parts.
Holistic Hooping: Fun Interactive HoopDance Flow Zone: offering plenty of hoops & other tools for dance/play, with impromptu performances & demonstrations, personal instruction, hoop crafting area, and hoops for purchase!
Learn to make the world's best paper airplane. Get throwing and adjusting tips from the world record holder, John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy. Plus: ongoing demonstrations of extraordinary paper airplanes.
Makeably is a place where new things get made and where every product is customizable and remixable by you (home decor, cool gadgets, toys, art, and more). We bring together users and makers in an environment that encourages individuality and creativity. Stop by and say hello to our team, check out some of the coolest creations our users and makers have made, and celebrate the maker in everyone!