Maker Faire, Queens, NY - circa 2010 (or why on earth did I keep forgetting I had a camera...)


Well, I finally got to a Maker Faire  (I really was afraid I was going to get old before it happened and I wouldn't be able to make it -  ( :-P  Kiteman).

I am still a bit dizzy, some from malnutrition (food vendors did not know what a credit nor debit card was, and I rarely carry much cash anymore), some from all the STUFF that was there to see. 

I declined an invitation to ride on the JET powered merry go round (or whatever it was called) that occasionally would make talking at the Instructable's booth IMPOSSIBLE. 

Of course, one of my favorite booths (no, I didn't get a picture of it) was a fellow that had like 20-30 old (very old) assembled Heath kits (mostly radio receiver/x-mitters) and of course the Maker tent.

I don't think it is visible in any of the pictures, but I nearly seared my head off from sunlight exposure, dispite having a UV sensor on me to tell me when to get OUT of the sunlight.

The most fun I had, however; honestly was meeting different members of the "gang" :-)

Eric, and Cristy, Tetranitrite, Muffinator, Randy, CaitinsDad and a few others whose names escape me at the moment (hey, I am lucky I could remember those four, not because they aren't memorable, but because I have such a hard time remembering names).

I even unofficially sat in at the booth for a bit, while Randy went "exploring"  (I think he went into the Science Center)......oddly enough, I got about 28 people interested enough in his book to take a sticker with the URL on it :-)    A real breakthrough for someone that has difficulties talking to strangers.

I only got about 6 hours of sleep last night....mostly because I was still vibrating a bit when I got home.  

My wife was upset with me when I got home because I had yelled at her on the phone when she called while I was in the middle of  he.....I mean Queens, trying to dodge taxi drivers.  I had told here I would call when I arrived......and getting back safely didn't seem to make up for that little indiscretion....oh well.

Anyways, here are the pictures I took....sorry they aren't more in number.    Also, I smudged the faces of those I did not know......mostly because I am paranoid.  :-)




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CrLz7 years ago
Hi Goodhart,

Pleasure meeting you at the faire, along with canida, Corvidae, randofo, Tetranitrate and ewilhelm.

The jet engine probably should have been located a bit farther away. Can't understand why they weren't located by the rockets, and that demonstration stage located near the Makers tents.  However, it still was a nice faire.

Some more photos of the faire attached.
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CrLz CrLz7 years ago
Hey, my wife noticed you caught us and our kids talking to canida! Thanks for the snapshot :)
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Goodhart (author)  CrLz7 years ago
Yes, I hope that was ok.....I am sorry I didn't really ask permission to post that...
CrLz Goodhart7 years ago
Yes, totally cool. Serendipitous souvenir!
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Hey, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up. You know how it was dragging the kid around all day... Besides, it's tough to pronounce that username. I got away with "This is Caitlin, and I am..."
I'm sorry too! canida and ewilhelm mentioned I missed you by a little bit.

Maybe there will be more opportunities. I was thinking it would be cool to do a sprawl get together, similar to the UK meet-up.

BTW- alias is a triple play on my name, but essentially pronounced "Carlos". I have not evolved enough to start using alph4 Char$...
If only we had a big workshop to trash build things in...
Goodhart (author)  caitlinsdad7 years ago
Ain't that the truth. The workshop I created for myself, was about the size of a small bedroom, but with the wife's intrusion with her "stuff to sell on eBay", it has been reduced to a 3 foot by 5 foot area (after my "stuff" is jammed into the little spot).
You must be Superman. That is the size of a telephone booth, unless it is a TARDIS.
Goodhart (author)  caitlinsdad7 years ago
It really is a "bit" bigger, but the area I have to 'work in' is not. My work area has a chair in it, and it can literally move 1-2 inched to the left and right, and a full 6 inches forward and backward; which my stuff all around it, and the desk / workbench (also covered with stuff). Where I work is actually smaller then the inside of a phone booth (I bet there are some out there reading this thinking; what's a phone booth?  LOL).
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