Atlanta Mini Maker Faire

Today Jeff and I headed down to Georgia Tech to check out the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire. It was a nice mix of robots, 3D printers, and other do-it-yourself crafts.

This was a neat home automation project using power over ethernet to control and power things. I liked how they were using recycled antique BlackBerry displays. Evidently you can get old BackBerrys for $1 each in bulk on eBay. See http://smg.tophi.net/  for more info on the project.

Remote-controlled robotic skateboard.

Someone trying it out... we gave her plenty of room.

Make your own drone.

Meet the Proteus 6xi. One day it will be able to see me and use radar so it won't run over me.

Cool stuff/art from Maker Joe.

There were at least 3-4 Artoo units running around.

You can't really have too many.

Lawnbot 400. What could possibly go wrong?

Alas The King of Pops was out of pops.  :(

Thing-O-Matic in action.
(I want a Thing-O-Matic.)

Very cool ceramic robots made by Michael Klapthor.

Panorama of the Georgia Tech campus on the way out.
(I'll have to post a larger version of this somewhere.)

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1 comment:

Aleph Null said...

I just found out about the mini-maker fair a couple of day ago. Glad to see a report of what I missed.

That lawnbot 400 guy is from outside B'ham. He was on the cover of Make about a year ago.

The GaTech panorama is nice!