El Pulpo Mecanico is a 25 ft tall mechanical octopus. It has 8 eyes that pop in and out of the head and 8 large moving tentacles that spew fire. We use a hand controlled beatbox. It holds 200 gallons of propane on board.
Creature Quads Hawk and Miss Tickle are pedal powered contraptions.rnThe creatures like to travel all around the Maker Faire and find pilots and animators of all ages for spontaneous, interactive, and animated adventures.
A zoetropic fire machine. Rapidly spinning 5' and 2' nested steel spheres counter-rotate with flames within, causing micro-storms and unpredictable vortices of fire. Also, Motofurniture built from salvage motorcycle parts.
His ancient and wise appearance hides a mischievous side to this mythical creature brought to life! Towering over the crowd with his mossy pelt and giant antlers sightings are sure to inspire and delight!
The LEGOJeep is a fun, interactive outdoor art activity for all ages. Way popular and kid pleasing at birthday parties, kids zones at festivals, & so many other occasions. Profiled in CNET, WIRED, Eye on the Bay, & elsewhere.
Only gravity helps change the Potential Energy of a marble to Kinetic Energy as it winds and loops down a track. Take the Quick Coster Challenge and see if you can get your marble into a cup at the end of your run!
Kinetic Creatures are walking cardboard animal kits designed by Alyssa & Lucas Ainsworth.
Tanenbaum Fabrications, run by Josh and Karen Tanenbaum, makes steampunk-inflected costumes, props, jewelry and artifacts.
The Bike-Powered Cardboard Elephant is a large-scale interactive sculpture. Participants can ride the bike and make the Elephant's large cardboard legs and head move. *The photo is of our Rhino from Maker Faire 2013
Kinetic Steam Works returns with 1920 traction engine Hortense, our lineshaft driving our 1890s printing press and two couches which vibrate and undulate - all powered by steam!
Glowing beads dance to a different "beat" as they levitate and move under only the influence of sound waves within this unique spin on the classic Kundt's Tube. Change their dance using the Arduino based controller.