Maker Faire Yearbook 2023


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Watercolor Plotter

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Matous Vana
Home: California, United States
I have a homebuilt and designed plotter that paints with watercolor. Fairgoers are able to interact with the project by mixing watercolors in a series of plots and then seeing my plotter turn their selected colors into a generative art piece! I exhibited at Open Sauce this year and I had a really fun time and people seemed to enjoy my work, I'd love to reprise that at Maker Faire! I also work with pen and I plan to have a variety of post-card sized works for sale at my booth.

Learn to Draw the Zentangle Way

Faire: NW Arkansas
Maker: Beth Stockdell
Home: Arkansas, United States
Zentangle is a fun and easy drawing style that produces wonderful results. Using basic, repetitive strokes you will create astounding designs. This is an excellent form of relaxation. Everyone can be an artist! Bring paper, a pen, and a pencil.

The Act of Balancing

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Al Grant
Home: California, United States
I made a tabletop balancing desktoy a few years ago for a friend, and have built a larger one for everyone that is interested to try constructing throughout the first weekend at Maker Faire!

Innovative buoyancy elements for snorkeling, scuba diving and deep sea applications

Faire: Rome
Maker: Rainer Kuth
Problem: During scuba diving and other deep sea / underwater applications common tools like lamps, cameras, knifes, fins, masks, etc. sink fast when accidentally lost, because their density is higher than water. Sportive divers with deep-licenses can dive up to 40m for a short time and tech divers for app. 100m after complex preparation of highly sophisticated equipment and training. Loss of tools is frequent, expensive and dangerous, because sea is deeper than that at most places. Challenge: Manufacturing buoyancy elements + with a density significantly less than water + while these shall withstand high hydraulic pressure + while the buoyancy force should be exactly defined and independent of depth is not trivial. Solution: 3d printing / additive manufacturing using special parameters upon printing and optionally with hybrid processes support making buoyancy elements with individual shape and buoyancy force. With such e.g. a loss of a mask with individual glasses for 1000€ is avoided: the mask will slowly rise to the water surface for save and easy recovery. Making such buoyancy elements is possible with a 3d printer for less than 500€, a free 3d construction software and a free slicing software using special parameters. Contribution: I will show on the booth: + Free design software for buoyancy elements + Free slicing software +

Swipe Mobility – Your Handy Vehicle

Faire: Rome
Maker: Swipe Mobility
Swipe Mobility is a project aimed at developing new portable micromobility products. With our products, we aim to improve the quality and environmental impact of last-mile urban transportation. Our proposed product is a vehicle consisting of motorized soles that can be attached to shoes during use. The vehicle's acceleration and deceleration are controlled through a smartphone acting as a remote control. Once finished using the vehicle, it can be conveniently stored in the provided backpack or bag.

Carolfrances and her Perspective Drawing Learning Machine

Faire: Los Angeles
Maker: Carolfrances Likins
Home: California, United States
Learn how to draw in perspective looking at a model of a house, using my Perspective Drawing Learning Machine. Perspective drawing is a science of art. I’ll give you instructions on how to make your own machine at home so you can teach your friends.

Acme Muffineering

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Acme Muffineering
Home: California, United States
We are a group of folks who build cupcake and muffin cars. The vehicles are about 4 feet in diameter and are capable of speeds up to 15 MPH. Most are battery-powered, but some are pedal-powered.

Porsche Carriera Camping Trailer X Honda Prelute Pickup Truck

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Song Toh
Home: California, United States
What do you do with a modern classic that's too expensive to fix? Make a camping trailer of course! The Porsche Carriera is a camping trailer made from the back half of a Porsche Boxster, with a slide-out camp kitchen, front storage compartment, rooftop tent, 270 degree awning and quadruple bike racks. It is towed by the Prelute, itself a franken-truck-car made from a Honda Prelude coupe, and recently updated with an off-road look. These two-of-a-kind vehicles are the first builds by RennSafari, my fabrication house offering custom commissioned builds based on modern-classic RAD-era platforms.


Faire: NW Arkansas
Maker: David Winfrey
Home: Arkansas, United States
Interactive wall for participants to express themselves, their thoughts, or their inspirations individually and collectively.

We built a Crystal Radio!

Faire: Hudson Valley
Maker: Ben Ben Kiev
Home: Connecticut, United States
My project for the Hudson Valley Maker Faire is a crystal radio made from wood, electrical wire and other household materials. I hope you will come by to see it and listen to it!

CuseCon Game Designers Guild

Faire: Syracuse
Maker: CuseCon Game Designers Guild
Home: New York, United States
We are a group helping each other create and develop board games locally. We are looking for more designers as well as anyone who wants to play unpublished games and offer feedback.

Halloween/ art masks

Faire: Pioneer Valley
Maker: Dan Manson
Home: Massachusetts, United States
I make a new and unique kind of Halloween mask- a mask that has full and unobstructed vision- you can see everything yet you can’t be seen, or can you?- a mask that comfortable to wear and easy to breathe - each mask has hand painted creatures/characters/ monsters/ and whatz itz ?? You won’t see the old familiar Halloween characters with my masks - no vampires, clowns, skulls and such - instead people will wonder… what are you ? Creepy, weird, and confusing and without a doubt… FUN !

Lodus Games

Faire: CDMX (Mexico City)
Maker: Carlos David Perez Tovar Perez Tovar
Home: Ciudad de mexico, Mexico
Lodus Games es una publicadora pequeña de juegos de mesa para el diseño y producción de juegos Mexicanos con alta calidad y gran diversión en el mercado, queremos crecer lo más que podamos y poder divertir a la mayor cantidad de hogares.

Rainbow Loom Crafts

Faire: WNY Regional
Maker: Lily Fisher
Home: New York, United States
Come make a bracelet or ring craft out of rainbow loom bands. (Small colored rubber bands)


Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Jonah Stiennon
Home: California, United States
E-ink trading cards which can change! Wyldcards are small plastic cards with e-ink screens (like a Kindle). When placed onto a plinth, the image on the card can be changed by a hidden computer. The cards also contain a memory chip, so they can store stats, moves, and keep changes and status effects from one game to the next. Plug your plinth into your friend’s and play against them. I think these cards have the potential to unlock a new paradigm of tabletop gaming. They are rooted in the physical world, but can implement complex game mechanics Based on an idea I had in 2014 and built in my spare time over the past three years, Wyldcard was upvoted to #1 on Hacker News and I'm wrapping up a crowdfunding campaign for a devkit.

Abacus Theater – Steamroadsters

Faire: Eindhoven
Maker: Abacus Theater
Home: drenthe, Nederland
dreigend klinkt gerommel uit de buik van een mechanisch beest zuchtend en knarsend zet het gevaarte zich in beweging het geluid van de dampende machine gaat langzaam over in een hypnotische cadans de machinist, hoog op z’n steamroadster heeft geen oog voor de dingen om zich heen zijn gedachten tijdloos, zijn blik priemend in de verte zijn bestemming een ongewis avontuur terwijl de wereld onder hem door rolt een tijdperk van ooit geleden trekt voorbij en verdwijnt achter hem in zwarte roke

Katyasha Lockheart Crafts

Faire: NW Arkansas
Maker: Katie Fitch
Home: Arkansas, United States
I knit on a hoop loom from scarfs to dresses in any color of yarn you want me to make for you.

Sophia Gunkel Art

Faire: Delft
Maker: Sophia Gunkel
Home: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Welcome to the mesmerising world of Sophia Gunkel; an abstract artist who explores the intersection between her dreams and reality. Sophia is interested in exploring the blurry boundary between the conscious and subconscious being; to give shape to the intangible through her art. Experimenting with different mediums her abstract works are snapshots of her dream world, and are created with fluidity and intuition. Each new piece comes to life through layers of paint, and with each layer light, structure, and depth of colour are considered. Much like a dream, the painting takes its own shape and is only done once the artist feels that the reminiscence of the dream is captured. If you are spending time with her work, Sophia invites you to dream with her. She aims for the experience to be transportive: let your mind wander and associate. There might be things that you recognise and other parts that remain elusive or open-ended; memories or sensations that cannot be expressed with words.

KBL Creations

Faire: Tulsa
Maker: Keith Zink
Home: Oklahoma, United States
KBL Creations specializes in 3D Modeling and Additive Manufacturing, based out of Bartlesville, OK. We offer 3D printed items for sale as well as rapid modeling and 3D printing services. From prototypes to mass production we have it covered.


Faire: Hudson Valley
Maker: Jeeno Joseph
Home: New York, United States
Bharatanatyam is an Indian dance form origninating from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a dance dating back several centuries which relies on the dancer's dynamic use of eye movements, facial expressions, mudras, and rhythmic footwork.

LED Costumes by Erin St Blaine

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Erin StBlaine
Home: California, United States
Come be inspired by the costume creations of Erin St Blaine. Erin is a light artist based in Northern California. She creates sculptures, costumes and artwork with programmable LED lights, often including interactivity and data visualization to bring her creations to life. Erin’s innovative creations explore the way LED lights and 3d printed objects interact with the human body in motion: onstage through dance and flow arts, connecting with audiences at events through interactive character costumes, or underwater with Glimmer, the world’s first fully submersible and swimmable LED mermaid tail.

Востановление культурного наследния

Faire: Chisinau
Maker: Максим Мардарь
Home: Moldova
3D реконструкция разрушенной часовни, которая стояла в г.Комрат. Посмотреть модель можно будет в AR отсканировав QR код, в месте, где находилась часовня.

Designs By All Handmade hand-painted Wood Flowers and Magic Wands

Faire: Downtown Columbia
Maker: Andrea L. Levy
Home: Maryland, United States
Designs By All, Wood Flowers Florist. Handmade, hand-painted Wood Flowers and Magic Wands

Desired Doors

Faire: Baton Rouge
Maker: Dominique Miller
Home: Louisiana, United States
Decorative handmade seasonal and year round door wreaths and porch signs.