Maker Faire, that two-day celebration of all things DIY, is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend. Want to learn more about homebuilt spacecraft, high-voltage artwork, wearable technology, or the intersection of crafts and science? Maker Faire is for you! Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite projects that’ll be at the Faire in San Mateo, CA this weekend.
While we’re on the topic of space, don’t forget to check out a talk by Keith Cowling of NASA Watch on some classic kludges, repairs, and hacks made by NASA, including lunar rover repairs and fixing Skylab with boating tools purchased a local marina. Keith’s presentation will be on Sunday at 11 am on the center stage.
Interested in creating your own 3D content for that spiffy new 3D TV you picked up? Stop by Fiesta Hall to see exhibits on a variety of homebrew 3D imaging techniques, including moving phantograms and some DIY 3D photography workshops.
Kitty Twitty is a cat toy that tweets whenever your cat plays with it. Built with an Arduino and only a few lines of code, the Kitty Twitty offers reassurance to cat owners everywhere that their pets are happy while their humans are elsewhere. Just don’t let the cat develop a habit of chewing on the cord.
Can’t make Maker Faire in the Bay Area this weekend? A Faire might be coming to you in the near future! Here are some upcoming Maker Faire dates:
Detroit: July 31 and August 1, 2010: at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI
Ann Arbor: June 5, 2010 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor, MI
New York: September 25 and 26, 2010 at the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
For more information, check out the MakerFaire Website. If there’s something that you’re really looking forward to seeing at the Faire (see the schedule), let us know in the comments. Happy hacking!