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Meet Interesting People at a Mini Maker Faire (Video)

Roblimo posted about a year and a half ago | from the if-you-make-it-they-will-come dept.

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There are Maker Faires all over the world, but this video was made at the one held in Ann Arbor this June. It's a random selection of demos given by people Slashdot editors met while cruising the exhibits. Want to have your own Maker Faire? Make Magazine has instructions on how to make a Maker Faire if there isn't already one near you.

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Interesting people? (2)

sagneta (539541) | about a year and a half ago | (#41179455)

If I wanted to meet interesting folks at the Maker Fair I would simply manufacture them in my 3D printer.

Re:Interesting people? (1)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about a year and a half ago | (#41183065)

Join the army. Travel the world. Meet new and interesting people. Then kill them. (saw it on a t-shirt... in the army)

I had a maker faire (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41179509)

In my bathroom.

Seriously, quit with "maker." It's the stupidest possible term for craftsmanship. It sounds like you're someone who takes a dump.

Re:I had a maker faire (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41179589)

I couldn't make it to the bathroom in time so I made an Obama in my pants.

Re:I had a maker faire (0)

tomhath (637240) | about a year and a half ago | (#41179715)

Except I wouldn't really call a lot of what they make craftsmanship. More like Etsy Gone Wild.

Meh (0)

spire3661 (1038968) | about a year and a half ago | (#41179999)

i attended the OC Mini Maker Faire. It was less then impressive. A bunch of 3d printers, a mobile seesaw, motorized cupcakes and some dude who made an impressive looking R2-D2. So impressive i couldnt help but think "If this guy has this much talent, couldnt he make his own IP instead of ripping off Lucas?"

Blame yourself. (2)

Myself (57572) | about a year and a half ago | (#41183255)

It sucked because you didn't submit your awesome project thing which is surely cooler than any of the junk those losers came up with. And better-documented. Right?

Normal people might wanna go too (-1, Troll)

frovingslosh (582462) | about a year and a half ago | (#41180315)

I would like to attend a Maker Fair. That's like a Maker Faire, but for straight people. Not sure why the organizers feel the need to imply their sexual orientation in the name anyway, it shouldn't be relevant.

Re:Normal people might wanna go too (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41180349)

I sure hope you're being sarcastic but all my internet e-meter measures is douchbaggery.

Maker Faire-y (-1, Troll)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about a year and a half ago | (#41180419)

Not for nothing, but did these guys who call themselves "makers" and run around acting like they invented something ever hear of a "tool and die maker"? Or maybe a "machinist"?

And seriously, when you add the "e" after "fair" it really makes you sound fruity. I realize you think it makes you look all 19th century and Babbage-y and everything, but honestly, nobody cares about your 3D-printed backscratcher.

How about you drop the Olde English "faire" and get busy making something that people need instead of another steampunk costume for your chihuahua? Your parents are getting tired of paying for your hobby while you search for your place in the world.

Montreal Mini Maker Faire (3, Informative)

EricBoyd (532608) | about a year and a half ago | (#41180425)

I recently attended the Montreal Mini Maker Faire, had a total blast, you can read about it on my blog: http://www.digitalcrusader.ca/2012/08/montreal-mini-maker-faire.html [digitalcrusader.ca]

Re:Montreal Mini Maker Faire (2)

QuebecNerd (924754) | about a year and a half ago | (#41186191)

I was there with my son last weekend in Montréal and we both enjoyed our experience very much.

Maker Faire is as stupid as hackerspaces are (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41180539)

Geeks aren't meant to be together in a community (not in real life anyway). They work better isolated, which means nobody of intelligence actually goes to a hacker space. Maker Faire is an exihibition of unintelligent people pretending to be smart because they can build their own giant spider robot. Will it wash my car? No, so nobody cares.

Anyone who goes or participates in these events should be made to work at Mcdonalds, where they belong.

World's Fair (1)

CommieLib (468883) | about a year and a half ago | (#41181715)

At some point, we stopped doing World's Fairs, where everybody got together and celebrated civilization and culture...the ultimate World's Fair was the 1894 Colombian Exposition in Chicago. The Maker Faire is really the only thing left that remotely resembles these, in my travels. Of course, there's Epcot, but Epcot is really a museum of World's Fairs.

Anyhow, I've been to two in Austin, and one in San Mateo...they are truly engineer-geek heaven.
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