Maker Faire Orlando 2016 [live blog]

 

Update: 11:31 a.m.

Leaving now to drive to the Central Florida Fairgrounds for day one of the maker faire! The weather is gorgeous! I should be on the scene around 3:30 p.m. ET.

Check out the map and schedule of events.

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Update: 3:47 p.m

And I’m finally here, after Orlando traffic delays! Heading over to the final large robot battle of the day at 4.

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Update: 4:15 p.m.

Scooter Spirograph from Glazer Children’s Museum

Update: 4:16 p.m.

Hamster wheel powered snow cone maker!

Update: 4:55 p.m.

Pit stations at the First Robotics area:

Robots being worked on at a pit station

Replica of a flux capacitor

Update: 5:40 p.m.

Hey all,

This tech blogger has encountered some technical difficulties! Stay tuned for videos of the large and beetle robot battles that I will post after the event. For  the rest of  today I’ll have to stick to pictures.

Update: 6:16 p.m.

Making a set of steampunk coasters with Erin Hayward at Proton Paperie & Press

Rolling on the ink

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Update: 6:30 p.m

Perler bead coasters, magnets, and accessories by Silly Rabbit Crafts

Update: 7:42 p.m. on Sunday

As promised, here are the videos of the bots in action yesterday, and more!

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KurTrox Electronics Engineering & Design

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Nerdy Derby racing track

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If you want to make something with moving parts, chances are you’ll need bearings and things. This company found a creative mascot to advertise their wares.

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StrandMauss robotic walking contraption based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest.. It’s made out of MDF and features a turret-mounted GoPro camera.

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Dave Redding’s lasercut toys

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More robots! This one isn’t trained to fight, rather to look and act human.

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A variety of homages to Geek culture. Most of us will recognize the millennium Falcon, but do you recognize the bow?

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Cereamics & pottery created by 3D Potterbot

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Old arcades with new wooden skins. This one is set up to play Sunset Riders.

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Some of the toys at Maker Faire

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Vintage Macintosh computer case containing more modern hardware

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Vintage Nintendo case containing more modern hardware

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A mega-sized delta style 3D printer printing a tire. You can see some other finished prints as well.

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