Maker Faire Austin this Weekend!

Posted 16 Oct 2007 at 15:07 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

This weekend (Oct 20, 21) is the Austin Texas Maker Faire - a two-day, family-friendly event celebrating engineering and art at the Travis County Expo Center. Creative folks and those who love to gaze are invited to view the demonstrations, join the clothing swap, network with like-minded (or unlike-minded) faire-goers, chow down with Austin's DIY food builders, Get drenched with a Coke/Mentos mega-fountain, and check out the catapult competition. Yes, there will be plenty of robots including a robotic blimp, a mechanical flower, a swarm of robotic batmobiles, a few combat presentations, and much more.

Please post videos & pictures, posted 16 Oct 2007 at 15:48 UTC by roschler » (Master)

Not going to Maker Faire is eating me alive. If anyone here goes, please post video & pictures and then make a Robots.Net blog post so we'll know; especially pictures of Pleo & Ugobe folk and the more zany events there too. Thanks.

I'm going..., posted 16 Oct 2007 at 18:21 UTC by steve » (Master)

I'll be there. A lot of Dallas Personal Robotics Group folks are going too. I tried to talk them into bring their trebuchet to enter in the king of fling competition. It's more up to hitting a target at 75' with a water balloon. Too much trouble transporting it and no one wanted to blow all their time at the faire messing with the trebuchet when they could be exploring all the other cool stuff. Maybe next year. Anyway, I'll be shooting plenty of photos while I'm there.

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