Maker Faire Orange County 2023

Steve's Machine Empire

Home: California, United States

Steve is an inventor, artist, designer, builder, and maker of interactive art machines for kids. His creations include a crane, drawBots, Spin Art, Rolling Ball Machine, noiseBot and the xyzeeBot.
Steves Machine Empire - Maker Faire Orange County


Steve Craig - Maker Faire Yearbook Photo

Steve Craig

Steve Craig is an inventor, artist, designer, photographer, builder, and maker of interactive art machines for kids. His first creation was a fully mechanical drawing machine fabricated from bicycle parts and steel. Steve soon discovered kid's curiosity and delight with his contraptions. He built more machines and began to share them at local farmer's markets as well as birthdays and other community events. The machines went from purely mechanical to battery powered, electronic devices, incorporating the Arduino microcontroller. With the Arduino, and some help from Google and YouTube, Steve learned some coding and his machines have continually evolved. He continues to experiment, collect and repurpose materials, and build and design machines with kids in mind. His vision is to expand and teach workshops. . . but mainly to keep on building cool things.

What Inspired You to Make This?

My Dad and seeing how much the kids love it.

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