MIX - *******mix.jetsetshow****, john lennon and yoko ono's bed-in, the goddess of democracy in tiananmen square, 30 years of star wars, george lucas slips about star wars movies -- ?, star wars gangsta rap, make your own star wars mashups, star wars "that's what SHE said", star wars transformers, the vader project, heath ledger as the joker in the new batman: dark knight movie, upside-down-ternet, MIX member jeph jay sets us straight, discuss it on MIX - riley's discussion thread about the news (rob a.k.a. robfromtj) (derek a.k.a. flyddw) (chris a.k.a. macmonster) , jill's incredible "friheden" video she uploaded to MIX (her profile), makerfaire in san mateo, hip-hop love by illus, interactive video: corbett griffith, more star wars gangsta rap, come to pixelodeon and hang out!
From the Maker Faire Program (*******makerfaire****/pub/e/1091)
About the Maker(s): Marnia Johnston
SWARM is built to explore the aesthetic possibilities in the emergent behavior of artificial systems. As a first step, Orbs are remote-controlled by human operators, but each Orb's sounds and color illumination is algorithmically generated in response to location and motion. Each Orb has sophisticated navigational sensors including GPS, accelerometers, and rate gyros. We are progressing towards sophisticated navigational algorithms, much like those used in spacecraft, that allow each orb to determine its location with high accuracy. From this, we can explore emergent and cooperative behavior like flocking as well as new possibilities in machine choreography. SWARM is not a simulation. SWARM is a platform for art of the 21st century.
From the Maker Faire (*******makerfaire****) program...
The Crucible (*******thecrucible****) is the Bay Area's only nonprofit sculpture studio, educational foundry and metal fabrication shop offering classes in fine and industrial arts. The Crucible is fast becoming the best-equipped public industry and arts education facility on the West Coast
A time Lapse of Maker Faire while in the Fiesta building on Saturday, Day1. A day in just 2 minutes.
Time lapse of day 2, Sunday, at Maker Faire
The displays and events at Make Faire 2007
This is an array of multicolor LEDs that spin and produces 3D images in midair.
Maker Faire 2008 (set up)
A timelapse video of Maker Faire in the main expo building on Sunday.
Maker Faire 2007: Steampunk, robots, tesla coils and more
Computer control, sand and a large ball bearing turn simple movement into art at Maker Faire 2008
From the Maker Faire Program...
Jack Sparx and his Electric Toys
Electricity you can see and feel will thrill those that come visit me! Small and medium Tesla coils, a large Van de Graff gnerator that will shock you if you like. Learn how a Jacob's Ladder is built and see one displayed. If you enjoy lightning storms, you'll have fun as we play with my high voltage toys!
Web site: *******www.jacksparx****
iPod Ready Movie
Tags: Tesla+Coil "Jacob's Ladder" " Van de Graff generator"
About the Maker(s)
John Dyer [jd3dyerelectric****]
The first word I said was plug! I have been involved with electricity all my life. I have had careers as an electrical contractor, radio engineer, audio engineer and many others. Born, raised, and remain in Sacramento. Built and exhibited art, a radio station and science at Burning Man and other venues around the area.
An interesting walking robot, actually it looks more like it is rollerblading, from Maker Faire
One of our favorite sights at Maker Faire, back in May -- a Life Size Mousetrap game, including a 4oo lb safe which drop on the mic at end. Very, very, very cool!
From the Maker Faire web site...
The LIFE SIZE MOUSETRAP is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive KINETIC SCULPTURE set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a VAUDEVILLIAN style show, original MUSICAL SCORE by The one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice CAN-CAN DANCERS, Clown workers, acrobatic HI JINKS, and other SPECTACULAR SCENES dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden FUN!
Web site: *******lifesizemousetrap****
Nerd Stalker interview at the Maker Faire with the CEO of Rentalic****.