Maker Faire Yearbook 2023

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Drone Cage and Piloting

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Drones of San Francisco/ SF Drone School
Home: California, United States
We will have one netted area for drone demo and drone simulator training. A second for Q&A on how to become a commercial drone pilot or a professional drone racer. The drone racers will sign autographs and give pictures to kids.

Autonomous Robot Racing for Everyone

Faire: Rochester
Maker: Joah Tang
Home: New York, United States
It's robot racing time! The Tompkins County Public Library from Ithaca NY is bringing some fun robot mayhem with Arduino-powered autonomous racing. At this hands-on demo, participants will be able to race a robot and learn how to make one too!

Boxbot

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: MARS Team
Home: California, United States
In our MARS (Making Affordable Robots for Students) program, we have developed a totally hackable, low-barrier to entry, fun robotics platform that empowers students to learn how to program and modify robots. We call it Boxbot. The cardboard chassis and extremely low-cost (features compete with $300 robotics products, but it's only $30 in parts) means that almost any school, student, or self-directed learner can do real robotics. This project was developed completely by the MARS team, students developing engaging learning experiences for students.

Oklahoma SciFi Robot and Prop Builders

Faire: Tulsa
Maker: Jerry Hanna
Home: Oklahoma, United States
Oklahoma SciFi Robot and Prop Builders is a small group of builders who make replicas of various robots and props seen on TV series and movies from the past and present. These hand-built robots use mostly DIY electronics and 3D-printed parts.

Mermaid Glimmer’s Jellyfish Grotto

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Erin StBlaine
Home: California, United States
50 iridescent jellyfish hang silently over the heads of viewers. During the daytime the sunlight filters through the rainbow jellies, creating a beautiful play of light and shadow on the ground. At night, the jellies are illuminated with animated lights, connected and controlled via a wifi network. The swarm appears to come alive as lights play through the jellyfish with a beautiful array of colors and patterns. The jellies whisper, shout, giggle, and glow through light animations, delighting the viewers who walk underneath. Erin St Blaine 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.

A look into Silicon: From the past to the present

Faire: Delft
Maker: Arun Magesh Muthuchami
Home: South Holland, Nederland
Doeben je benieuwd hoe een silicium eruit ziet in een chip die je dagelijks gebruikt en wat ze bedoelen met miljoenen transistors erin? Hier kun je visueel verschillende siliciummatrijzen verkennen, van chips die 50 jaar oud zijn tot recente. Er zijn ook leuke uitdagingen in te vinden!

Arduino & Raspberry Pi Workshop bij Elektronica Voor Jou + Shop

Faire: Delft
Maker: Elektronica Voor Jou
Home: Utrecht, Nederland
Volg een workshop Arduino en / of Raspberry Pi Pico en maak je eigen elektronica projecten! Vind je het erg leuk? Shop dan je eigen kitje om thuis zelf verder te gaan met prototypen.

in/out machine

Faire: Eindhoven
Maker: Albert Epping
Home: Nederland
Probeer de in/out machine! Druk op een knop en luister naar het geluid dat de 10 speakers met elkaar maken, speel vals op het laserorgel. Draai aan de knoppen en laat met de LEDs mooie kleuren en patronen ontstaan.

Bottango: Easy DIY Animatronics

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Bottango
Home: Washington, United States
Bottango is easy animatronics and robotics control. Bottango has worked for years to make it easer to control an animatronic. Our powerful free software is used by beginners all the way to theme park professionals. Now, we've just released Maxwell, our first animatronic in a box kit. Maxwell is a build your own animatronic that contains everything you need: servos, structures and mechanisms, power and circuits. As well, Maxwell is built ready to go in Bottango's free software. You learn how to build him using a fun 3d assembly teaching program, and animate him using the same powerful tools tons of robot builders have used to bring their own animatronic creations to life. Come check out Maxwell, or see how Bottango can make it easier to animate your own robot/animatronic!

Foxglove Instruments

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Thadeus Frazier-Reed
Home: California, United States
A menagerie of handmade electronic and electroacoustic instruments including: – meqanun: a robotic, electric, 12-string zither – fluxharmonium: a digitally controlled, electromechanical synthesizer made from the guts of a Hammond Organ Visitors will be able to interact with these instruments using: – Pedestrial Activator: an organ foot pedal MIDI controller – Bandy: a series of simple web based video games visitors play on their mobile devices which activate a machine learning algorithm to create musical phrases played by the instruments. Topics covered by the project: Instrument building, wood working, MIDI, custom electronics and microcontrollers (Teensy/Arduino/RP2040/CircuitPython), and machine learning in music.

CircuitMess

Faire: Zagreb
Maker: CircuitMess
Home: Karlovačka, Croatia
CircuitMess je tim mladih ljudi koji rade na razvoju uradi-sam igračaka koje poučavaju o softveru i hardveru. Naš cilj je približiti elektroniku i programiranje široj publici na zabavan način.

Programmeerbare LEGO hubs

Faire: Delft
Maker: Anton Vanhoucke
Home: ZH, Nederland
Fan van LEGO®? Kom kijken hoe je de mooiste creaties maakt door je LEGO MINDSTORMS, SPIKE en Technic te programmeren met Python en uit te breiden met extra elektronica. Van op afstand bestuurbare auto's met verlichting tot balancerende robots en tekenrobots, de mogelijkheden zijn eindeloos.

MEMORIAS FUTURAS DE ACCESO ALEATOREO(REA-01)

Faire: CDMX (Mexico City)
Maker: Victor flores
Home: cuahutemoc, Mexico
Esta exposicion invita a una reflexion acerca del futuro, que estamos haciendo con nuestros recursos y con nuestro entorno. este androide interactivo, contara historias de como podriamos perecer en un futuro.

The Royal Trumpets

Faire: Lynchburg
Maker: Adam Foster
Home: New York, United States
The Royal Trumpets are an EPIC series of 6 kinetic pyrotechnic sound sculptures that stand 15' tall, connected to a keyboard, you can make come play music!

Creatief met de micro:bit en Lego

Faire: Delft
Maker: Martine Segers
Home: Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Lego-creaties tot leven brengen. Dat kan met de micro:bit, een programmeerbaar mini-computertje, en speciale servomotortjes. Daarmee kun je van alles maken, zoals een waarzegger, kietel-robot, lopende kikker, Nee-bot, schietspel en escape-doolhof.

CircuitPython Online IDE

Faire: Long Island
Maker: Hechuan Wang
Home: New York, United States
CircuitPython online IDE is a browser-based IDE for CircuitPython-supported microcontrollers. No installation is needed. Handy and powerful. Perfect for STEM education and DIY makers.

Tweewieler robot voetballers

Faire: Eindhoven
Maker: Robot Sports
Home: Nederland
Dit jaar komt het Robot Sports team met kleine robots met twee wielen, die zichzelf balanceren. Met de robots kun je voetbal spelen - met een tennisbal omdat de robots te klein zijn voor een echte voetbal. Je kunt de robots besturen met een afstandsbediening, maar dat valt niet mee! Ook kun je de instellingen van de robots aanpassen, zodat ze beter rijden. De robots zijn bedacht door Wouter Klop, en die is er zelf ook om uit te leggen hoe je zelf zo'n robot kan bouwen.

Bekonix: Concept to Creation with No-Code

Faire: Bay Area
Maker: Bekonix, Inc.
Home: California, United States
A New Way to Make Technology: Bekonix makes it easy to create smart and connected IoT devices, accelerating your journey from concept to prototype to final product. It doesn't matter if you're a hobbyist, an entrepreneur, an experienced engineer, or all of the above – Our no-code, drag-and-drop platform will help you achieve your product goals faster than ever by breaking down the traditional technical barriers and democratizing who gets to participate in the product-making world. Join us to learn more and be part of an exclusive unveiling of our new Bekonix Connect controller.

Scorch Works – Homemade Tools and Toys

Faire: Des Moines
Maker: Scorch Works
Home: Minnesota, United States
Homemade injection molding machine producing small plastic trinkets during the fair. Pick up an injection molded object made from plastic that was recently something else (i.e. recycled). Various other homemade tools and toys will also be on display.

Tinkerfarm

Faire: Syracuse
Maker: Bill Ball
Home: New York, United States
Repurposed vintage electronics, unique robotics, interactive toys, and maybe a board game or two to play with and learn from.

Hackalot – Hackerspace Eindhoven

Faire: Eindhoven
Maker: Hackalot
Home: Nederland
Hackalot is de hackerspace in Eindhoven. Hier vind je plek en tools om aan je hardware én softwareprojecten te werken. Ook zijn wij een plek om gezellig te praten en kennis met elkaar te delen.

LAMEMAKES

Faire: Syracuse
Maker: Wesley Appler
Home: New York, United States
lamemakes is the creative output of Wesley Appler. Consisting mostly of software/hardware projects, the main objective is to inspire & instill creativity in others via fully open sourced means.

Garage – Startup Incubator by Simpals

Faire: Chisinau
Maker: Игорь Мясников
Home: Moldova
Добро пожаловать в Garage - проект Simpals, где мы превращаем смелые гипотезы в инновационные продукты. Мы объединяем наши идеи с техническим мастерством, чтобы преодолевать вызовы. Присоединяйтесь к нам и воплощайте свои идеи в реальность!

Unleashing Nostalgia and Creativity: The Microcade Experience

Faire: Rome
Maker: Microcade
 
A Fusion of Gaming and DIY Electronics In a world where technology is constantly evolving, there’s something undeniably charming about the retro arcade games that once captivated our hearts. Now, imagine being able to relive those nostalgic moments while also diving headfirst into the world of DIY electronics and coding. Welcome to the Microcade revolution – a palm-sized Build-Your-Own arcade cabinet that’s entirely crafted from PCB. Microcade is more than just a gaming console; it’s an opportunity to embrace your inner tinkerer and explore the world of electronics through the lens of arcade games. The kit arrives with all the necessary tools, including a “learn to solder” training board and video, making it accessible to beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike. Even if you’ve never held a soldering iron before, Microcade’s comprehensive training resources have got you covered.

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