Maker Faire Yearbook 2023


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Homemade Robots

Faire: Hudson Valley
Maker: Randy Sarafan
Home: New York, United States

Come learn about Homemade Robots that you can make at home out of commonly found materials and basic hand tools. Have fun learning about building machines that encourage creativity, ingenuity and improvisation.

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!

Laura Mathews Art

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Laura Mathews
Home: England, United Kingdom
The Phoenix Puppet is a fully articulated mythical bird with beautiful fiery wings, clawed feet that grip and an iridescent beak. Fully controlled by Laura Mathews, it's creator and puppeteer, the Phoenix will take 'flight', land and strut amongst the makers. Also other puppets and creations may include the Sparrow, the Velociraptor and a Dragon puppet.


Faire: Long Island
Maker: Michael Henry
Home: Cairo, Egypt
Automata is a unique art for building things that function and do some movements, it could be used to make a smile, tell a story or even communicate a feeling. Sometimes they call it desk toys. At Woodei we do automata using wood and brass.

Harmonijsko i kaotično njihalo

Faire: Zagreb
Maker: Popularizatori znanosti
Home: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska, Croatia
Niz jednostavnih njihala, zbog međusobne povezanosti, daju skladno harmonijsko titranje. Nasuprot tome, kaotično magnetsko njihalo ponaša se nepredvidivo. Dođite na demonstraciju i pojašnjenje fizikalnih zakonitosti koje uvjetuju njihovo ponašanje.

BayLUG, the Bay Area LEGO Users’ Group

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: BayLUG, the Bay Area LEGO Users' Group
Home: California, United States
We would like to have space to display our creations and a play area for the children to build using bulk bricks that we will provide.

When Pigs Fly

Faire: Coney Island
Maker: OurNextMake
Home: Massachusetts, United States
Did you know that pigs can fly? ...well they can when you build your very own flying pig automaton! Learn how the OurNextMake team designed the contraption, and then design and make your own custom wings to take home a one-of-a-kind, flying pig!

You Are Not Here

Faire: Hudson Valley
Maker: Trouble
Home: New York, United States
In You Are Not Here Trouble proposes to extend their maze work into a metaverse environment, creating a 30 square meter virtual maze installation within a built maze. It will be accessible to viewers via VR headset, desktop, and cellphone.

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Students of UC Berkeley's Jacobs Institute and Berkeley MDes
Home: California, United States
Check out a variety of projects made by UC Berkeley students and clubs leveraging UC Berkeley's largest makerspace at Jacobs Hall. Projects showing include a carbon fiber bike from Berkeley Bicycle Builders' Club, independent project, and interactive prototypes from Master of Design (Berkeley MDes) program. Also play Jacobs' Remote Rover Rally! Configure your RC car and take a shot of navigating through the cardboard obstacle challenge.

Creative Robotics: Breathing Life Into Machines

Faire: Miami
Maker: NULL
Home: Florida, United States
In this talk, Dr. Madeline Gannon showcases her work forging new futures for human-robot relations. She shares how she convinces robots to do things they were never intended to do: from transforming a giant industrial robot into a living, breathing m

The Royal Trumpets

Faire: Pioneer Valley
Maker: Adam Foster
Home: New York, United States
The Royal Trumpets are an EPIC series of 6 kinetic pyrotechnic sound sculptures designed to look like the medieval trumpets that greeted kings and queens. The Royal Trumpets stand 15' tall, connected to a keyboard, you can come play music!

Medit-Table – Giardino Zen 2.0

Faire: Trieste
Maker: Alessandro Giacomel
Home: Roma, Italy
Una scultura cinetica che invita alla meditazione: un tavolino, dove una palla di metallo rotola silenziosamente sulla sabbia, creando e cancellando senza fine bellissimi disegni. Si rimane ipnotizzati a guardare i modelli disegnati perpetuamente mutevoli, dove la sfera sembra muoversi per magia, consapevoli che quello che si sta creando è unico e presto sparirà per sempre.

Park Campus Makers

Faire: Lake County
Maker: Park Campus School
Home: Illinois, United States
Park Campus Makers is an after-school club that is excited to share some interactive toys and games that they have created.

Amazing Steam Punk Art

Faire: Meridian
Maker: Keith Matthews
Home: Mississippi, United States
Mississippi’s little-known Steam Punk Maker will share a variety of interactive, three-dimensional art pieces made from found objects. Sprockets, gears, electrical components, wood and polished scrap metal are used to build imaginative works of art.

Jumpy the Shark

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Mongoloid Amalgamated
Home: California, United States
Jumpy the Shark is a life size fiberglass shark built around a fully functional sport motorcycle

NYC Resistor: Brooklyn Hackerspace

Faire: Coney Island
Maker: NYC Resistor
Home: New York, United States
NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. Come check out some projects we've built and learn about our public events.

Dia de los Muertos, Monarchs and More

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Sander van de Bor
Home: California, United States
Sander van de Bor is a public installation artist and LED wearables creator. His work features large mechanical monarch butterflies inspired by Dia de los Muertos, which will fly in the dark room, and a large sunflower, a national symbol of Ukraine. Sander van de Bor is also showcasing his state-of-the-art LED wearables powered by supercapacitors, and a light up vest with over 200 LEDs.

Algorithmic Art: Make a Single Line Selfie

Faire: Eindhoven
Maker: Roland Blok
Home: Nederland
Laat een enkel lijn selfie maken. We nemen een foto and geven dit aan de creative code. Deze zal de foto converteren naar een enkele lijn selfie. Deze zal dan met een tekenrobot getekend worden en je kan hem dan mee naar huis nemen!

Arte en Metal

Faire: CDMX (Mexico City)
Maker: Rodrigo Palma Arrieta
Home: CDMX, Mexico
Arte en Metal Cuenta con todo tipo de proyectos artísticos pero con finalidad de uso. Empleando diversas técnicas artesanales como forja, modelado en soldadura y lámina. Con enfoques tanto naturales como tradicionales de diferentes culturas.

STEAM – Makerspace educativo

Faire: CDMX (Mexico City)
Maker: Laura Velázquez Cisneros
Home: Yucatán, Mexico
Conoce proyectos educativos realizados en un makerspace y aprende sobre diversos mecanismos impresos en 3D y con corte láser para conocer su aplicación en la vida cotidiana.

Pachinko, Clocks and Bots – Art, Electronics and Restoration

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Yolo Maker Guys
Home: California, United States
We're a couple of people who enjoy building and creating interesting things. We have some original design clocks made from 3d printed parts, LEDs, cool neon and other accents. Also a restored early 1970s Japanese pachinko machine, which has all mechanical ball handling mechanism but has been augmented with an Arduino and programmed LEDs. People can try out pachinko and we can explain the history and popularity in Japan. We have 'Copperbot' which is a remote-controlled kinetic art, a sculpture built on a wheelchair base from soldered copper wire structures, large decorative vacuum tubes, over 200 programmed LEDs, several Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, screen, cameras and flapping wings. A few other sculptures and creations fill out the collection.

Art for Social Change in Milwaukee

Faire: Milwaukee
Maker: City of Milwaukee - Public Artist In Residence
Home: Wisconsin, United States
The City of Milwaukee partnered with an artist to make art and social engagement around driving safety in Milwaukee. The artist will be present to talk about the project and the challenges and process of making art with a targeted social purpose.


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.

Art of Science Decorative Paper Lanterns

Faire: Palm Beach
Maker: Center for Creative Education
Home: Florida, United States
Families will construct and decorate their very own festive paper lanterns to take home.

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