Instructables at the Maker Faire! Answered
Here you go!
We spent two days talking to hundreds, maybe thousands of people about the site.
We were amazed at how many people had heard of us, and used it regularly, but never quite got round to joining.
We were proud of the number of other Makers who were members of Instructables.
We were pleasantly surprised by people presenting crafts they had learned from instructables, and were telling others about the site.
We met the very nice people from Sugru. We met the slightly manic folk from various Hackerspaces. We met the dedicated folk from SciCast.
There were people knitting neurons, soldering badges, hacking the Kinect, battling robots, playing tennis on bicycles, controlling fire with sound, playing music with Tesla coils, building an electric Mini, chasing small children with wheelie bins, performing the thermite reaction in their bare hands, building a temporary home from "Sold" signs.
Hannah wrote an Instructable.
There were automata, robots, ancient computers, amazing materials, musicians, artists, crafters, and hackers.
There was a giant cardboard spider, a self-balancing skateboard from this site, a water-cooled armchair, a fire-breathing dragon, 3d printers printing 3d printers, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people all interested in Making Cool Stuff.
Have a look at the photos - the image-notes are still buggy, so if there's one you don't understand, just ask.
Oh, and the members we know we met were...
- XenonJohn (and his self-balancing skateboard!)
- Oopstudios (I don't think I spelled that correctly)
- JamJarcollective (I could have watched their ball-coasters all day...)
The first of the videos...