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Pictures From an Exhibition: World Makerfaire 2012 NYC 33

Posted by timothy
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New submitter SirTicksAlot writes "I attended World Makerfaire 2012 NYC this past weekend and wanted to share some of the highlights of the faire. Makerfaire is a gathering of smart and talented groups and individuals who share their love for making things. And there is nearly no limit as to what kind of ideas or projects on display. There is no age limit or restriction and kids of all ages are encouraged to interact with everything they can. If you ever go to shows and see 'DO NOT TOUCH,' you did not see that here. Touching, inspecting and learning is very much warranted. There were many stations where kids could learn to use tools, assemble things, and even learn to solder."
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Pictures From an Exhibition: World Makerfaire 2012 NYC

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    From the summary:

    ...If you ever go to shows and see 'DO NOT TOUCH,' you did not see that here. Touching, inspecting and learning is very much warranted. There were many stations where kids could learn to use tools...

    I see that the submitter found the Catholic Priest exhibit.

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  • Projects? (Score:5, Funny)

    by dtmos (447842) * on Thursday October 04, 2012 @11:41AM (#41550421)

    I assume no one there was making a server?

  • It's gone.

  • ... that I'd like to know how they are done. For example, how does David's Sunflowers separate the seeds from the hulls, or do the same for pumpkin seeds. There's a ton of protein I throw away, because I don't know how to crack the shells en masse.

    I think the idea of MakerFaire is great. So let me throw in my 2 cents.

    To make a nice, high power electric brushless DC motor:

    Get 10 of the 1 x 1 3/4 x 5/8" magnets from Lowes or RadioShack. They will just fit around a standard size food can. Now, using 1/2"

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  • What? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    >Makerfaire is a gathering of smart and talented groups and individuals who share their love for making things.

    Oh for fuck sake. We're not all smart and talented. Get over yourself; we are just ordinary people.

  • I volunteered at Maker Faire this year, and it was a really fun experience. I helped a guy in the craft area but what I really took away from the experience was how nice and helpful everyone was. I was able to go take a break to see seminar or the faire if I wanted to, and they even let my friends help out even thought they signed up late. I love the friendly and intelligent culture of the event, I learned a lot about robotics chasis from exhibitors and some helped me with my tee shirt cannon bot idea.
  • Is this not the show that has multimillion volt Tesla coils, madly whirring CNC machines and printers dispensing molten plastic? It would seem to me that either Don't Touch signs are merited in some places or the thing has fallen prey to the something like the nerfification of science kits of recent times.

  • at the event along with my wife and kids and 15 other people I invited to come along. All of them loved it. I found it less earth-shattering and more corporate than the year before. For example, the bio-hackers were absent, which was sad because they blew the possibilities wide open for me last year. Also, gone were the people who built furniture out of scraps or bicycles out of bamboo, carbon fiber, and resin. Many of the smaller but brilliant projects you can usually find inside in the Hall of Scienc

  • I cannot take anything seriously that spells fair as faire, unless it's deliberately anachronistic like Elizabethan steam punk or something.

    Makerfaire just sounds wanky. Sorry.

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