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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...
We probably met more than that - if I missed you off the list, please let me know!

The first of the videos...



 


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gruffalo child

7 years ago

Oh why, oh why do I always have SCHOOL when such great things happen???

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gruffalo childsteveastrouk

Reply 7 years ago

Oh, Oh yes, Oh no! It is THREE days after I come from a month's camping with the Physics part of my school and some others and FIVE day before SCHOOL starts...
I suppose it could be possible, but I'm not quite sure Mum'll like it.

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gruffalo childKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

My profile states Moscow as 'location', because this is where I go to school, however most of my family spends most of the time in London...
Even worse:
Our half-terms are NOT connected to anybody's holidays in any country and
We have school on Saturdays, even though it (the school) is Jewish...

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lockpick

7 years ago

I will be at the one in the BayArea. Any one else?

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Kiteman

7 years ago

The BBC report from the faire has finally hit the web. Unfortunately, Ms Gibson's interview of Conker-X did not make the final edit.

If you watch carefully, though, you can see the end of the table where Hannah was sitting.


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zack247

7 years ago

man, i really wish i either lived in the UK or the maker faire would come to Saskatoon!

ive always wanted to go!

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Kitemanzack247

Reply 7 years ago

There are Faires in the US that you could get to if you planned ahead.

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zack247Kiteman

Reply 7 years ago

well once i get my license i'll be heading down there!

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lemonie

7 years ago

Good stuff. (I found out much too late, again)

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

Start planning for next year, then.

If funding allows, it will be on again, but there were rumours of a larger event in the Early or late summer.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

I'm sure that last year I said "someone remind me next time"...

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

Consider yourself reminded... ;-)

Hannah would be the best person to ask about next year's dates, since she managed to have a chat with the event organiser while we were there.

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scoochmaroo

7 years ago

I want names to go with faces!

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

PKM explaining his sterling engine.

Again.

And again.

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scraptopowerKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

So, how does it work ? :S

Looks great there :)

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

Still waiting to see it turn up on their website - expect links within minutes of it seeing daylight.

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

Gmjhowe talking to punters.

Johnnybo playing with lego.

I think that may be Jane from Sugru that Jake is talking to...?

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Oops, that's Will, not Johnny.

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

Dang!

I just realised that nobody who I know took my picture!

And I was wearing my new jacket as well!

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Kitemanlizzyastro

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks, I shall look at that later - Flickr is filtered at school.

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

Conker-X and Johnnybo becoming experts on 3d printing, thanks to Stewart.

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

Kitewife, Lizzyastro, Rainbow_Han knitting & crocheting stuff to give away.

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Kitemanscoochmaroo

Reply 7 years ago

XenonJohn being interviewed by the gadget show

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Podling

7 years ago

Excellent stuff, it was great meeting you all there! Would it be ok if I used your video of the Tesla coils in a blog post I'm doing? (I keep a blog for my performance technology class and I think it would interest them but I didn't get a video of my own)

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KitemanPodling

Reply 7 years ago

Feel free!

There are videos on YouTube of the other set of coils that were in the other half of the venue as well.

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steveastrouk

7 years ago

There were 2500 through the door on Saturday alone.

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whatsisface

7 years ago

I'd have popped down if it wasn't for the ridiculous amount of work I had, looks fantastic!

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Goodhart

7 years ago

With the "wheelie bins" they could have used a Tardis, but I did see the picture of the Dalek still :-)

There seemed to be more there then at the one at the Science center in Queens NYC. 

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

The bins and the Daleks were two different groups.

I have more video of the event, I just haven't managed to put it all together yet.

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projectsugru

7 years ago

Hi Kiteman, great to meet you at the faire, it was awesome :)
James

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Kitemanprojectsugru

Reply 7 years ago

Indeed it was! I haven't met so many cool people in such a short time before.

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dombeef

7 years ago

Wow, too bad I am in Florida. It looks amazing