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Instructables Members at NYC Maker Faire Answered

It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many Instructables luminaries at the 2010 NYC Maker Faire.  I managed to grab these few group images during our Instructables office hours

One of my favorite things about in-person events is hearing how Instructables has positively impacted so many people.  Of the many stories I heard this weekend, the best was from a woman in her mid-thirties who told me of working with her dad to solder together the Electric Umbrella, and how it was the best father-daughter bonding experience of her entire life.  

I'm looking forward to the next time I can meet more of you!

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RocketPenguin (author)2011-09-27

To bad Maker Fair can't come to Missouri.. =(

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Goodhart (author)2010-09-29

I've still not come down completely from the high of being at the Faire and meeting you all.....and this is my second day at work :-) (I had to take Mon off to rest up after that drive).

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The Ideanator (author)2010-09-28

COMEEEE TOOOO DEEETROIIITTTT!!! Please?

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2010-09-29

Contact the MAKE personnel....I think they do hold one there once a year, but I am not sure.

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

We do have a maker faire here, but I want the ibles team to come here.

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2010-09-29

Ah, I see, well maybe it was inconvenient last time?

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

Perhaps, but I was just putting in a request. Perhaps they'll decide to visit next time :)

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2010-09-29

understood.....and I guess we are bumping this until someone sees it ? LOL

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

Sure. INSTRUCTABLES TEAM: PLEASE VISIT THE DETROIT MAKER FAIRE! PLEASE? PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR, CHERRIES, AND CAFFEINE ON TOP?

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2010-09-29

That reminds me, I didn't see any caffeine products there

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The Ideanator (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

Really? That's odd. I figure that there would be the caffeine body wash somewhere.

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Goodhart (author)The Ideanator2010-09-29

I wasn't very attentive I guess....without much money on me or in the bank, I wasn't really looking hard for things to "buy" but I didn't see any of my favorites for sure: Foosh (a mint), Bawls, or Club Matte` (drinks).

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I would be soooo excited to meet you guys in person.

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kcls (author)2010-09-28

Awww... I missed the picture ;*( I had a great time, anyway, though.

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caitlinsdad (author)kcls2010-09-28

Awww...which day were you there? Next time we should have a whiteboard at the booth to check in.

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kcls (author)caitlinsdad2010-09-29

Both days. A white board would definitely be a good idea, though. Well, I got a shirt signed by Egg-Bot, The Diet Coke and Mentos guys, Eric, Randy, the people who put on Arc attack, and a bunch of others, so I'm pretty happy. I guess I'll see you all there next time!

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Goodhart (author)kcls2010-09-29

Shirts ? Oh man, where did I miss that? I was going to get one for myself and my wife, from SOMEWHERE, but I didn't see any (I must have been in too much of a hurry each time I walked the circuit). *sigh*

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kcls (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

No, no, I bought a Maker Faire T-Shirt from the Maker Shed tent, and then went around and got it signed by all these different people. Here's a Pic:

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Goodhart (author)kcls2010-09-29

Darned, I was looking at all the OTHER stuff and missed the shirts....

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kcls (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

Speaking of shirts, where might I acquire one of those shirts everyone is wearing in the picture?

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caitlinsdad (author)kcls2010-09-29

You have to win those in a contest. It's part of the prize pack with a cloth embroidered Robot patch, official Robot stickers and a 1-year PRO membership. No brand neeeeeeew car, unfortunately.

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The Ideanator (author)kcls2010-09-29

That's a badass idea, can I borrow it for the next maker faire?

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caitlinsdad (author)kcls2010-09-29

It was pretty busy, crowded and a lot to see. We were there both days and kept moving around. The only thing that wasn't moving was the lines for the food. Caitlin did the catwalk in Lynne Bruning's e-textile fashion show which was pretty cool.  I'm hoping someone puts the video up for it.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2010-09-29

A lot of stuff is being posted to Facebook....I'll keep an eye out for that.

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caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2010-09-29

I don't think there were any Daleks there either. The people who took the shots had a steady hand or digital stabilization on.

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2010-09-29

So no shot has everybody in it?

How many makeshift tripods and monopods are there on this site, yet nobody used one??

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caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2010-09-29

I only saw the people with the digital camera on the 30 foot graphite/carbon fiber pole getting some overhead shots. Maybe he got tired carrying it around too. Actually in crowded situations, pickpocket close, having the camera mounted to a monopod or tripod is a disadvantage as you can't maneuver it easily and no one really has a remote trigger/viewfinder for the camera if you decide to hoist it up.

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2010-09-29

>tries to picture somebody slipping a full-size tripod into their pocket... fails<

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Jayefuu (author)2010-09-29

Wow awesome. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Will anyone from the USA be making it over for the UK Maker Faire in Newcastle next year? There'll be about 10 of us there, at last count.

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CrLz (author)2010-09-28

Good photos! It was nice that Instructables had a booth. Made for an nice focal point at the faire.

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Goodhart (author)CrLz2010-09-28

It would have been nicer if it hadn't been so close to the JET ENGINE RIDE ....man that was loud.

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kcls (author)Goodhart2010-09-29

I know, that thing was insane!

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Goodhart (author)kcls2010-09-29

A video of some of us "trying to speak to one another" as that thing would go off and on, would have made a nice entry to America's Funniest Home Videos :-)

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porcupinemamma (author)2010-09-28

So excellent to put faces to names. {{{Porcupinemamma}}}}

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Lindie (author)2010-09-28

Great photo! Nice seeing you all. .........Linda

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Goodhart (author)2010-09-28

Oh yeah, I forgot we had a group one taken :-)

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-09-27

C A I T L I N, like in caitlinsdad. :P

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Wow, twice, that makes it special ;-). Maybe you've been spelling your daughter's name wrong all this time.

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Umm, lemme check....yeah, I picked up the right one at the hospital.

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AngryRedhead (author)2010-09-27