Seen Saturday at Maker Faire 2011: kids licking 9-volt batteries and setting tissue paper on fire with magnifying glasses. A bicycle-powered string band on one stage and an electronic digideroo on another. Guitar amps made from trash. A mechanical giraffe wandering the grounds proclaiming my star sign is Virgo:
Firefighters, of sorts:
Fire flowers, of sorts:
And would you know – the Muffin Man!
The food, as befitting a feel-good gathering celebrating curiosity and experimentation, was decidedly un-Boardwalk like. The Kids hit the churros and garlic fries pretty hard, but there was something for everyone:
But the CRAZIEST invention I saw all day – the biggest revelation – had nothing to do with 3-D printers or Arduino controllers. Drum roll, please . . . here it is: