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Wednesday
Jul282010

Make it to Maker Faire Detroit!

Motor City becomes Maker City this weekend as cool inventors, Makers, and the do-it-yourself mindset takes over The Henry Ford Museum with Maker Faire.

Over 260 Makers will be showcased at the two-day festival including rocket making and launching, fire arts, a life-size Mousetrap (like the old game), the Coke and Mentos demonstration, arts & crafts, and much more.

There will also be some local love with a Michigan Made section, Handmade Detroit, and a Local Roots tent with yummy food from around the region.

The Maker Faire includes hackers, artists, scientists, tinkerers, roboticists, chefs, crafters, metalworkers, physicists, puppeteers, and more that will show things you’ve never seen before.

In the Maker Shed you can try your hand at soldering, metalworking, and 3D printing.

I got a sneak peek at the Life-Size Mousetrap yesterday. The contraption takes me back to my youth when we would play the board game at family gatherings.

However, this Life-Size Mousetrap comes to life when players get to crank the cranks, load springs, and turn huge gears. It all comes to a crashing end when a falling 2-ton safe crushes... something. I’m not saying what it crushes, you’ll have to see it for yourself.

Some of the other cool makers include the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir Art Car and Big Dog.

Maker Faire is this weekend, July 31st & August 1st at The Henry Ford.

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Colorful post, in all senses . . .

. . . though I do believe it serves mainly as a reason to post two topless shots of a muscular, inked guy. Deny it all you want, Becki.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlan Stamm

Alan,
The muscular, inked guy was working and who was I to ask him to stop. ;-)

July 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Becks, you have an awesome website. I went to the Maker Faire both days. Very cool and meet some great people. I learned alot. Lke what?? Hackerspaces. Such as I3 Detroit. http://www.i3detroit.com/
Next year the Maker Faire will be bigger and better, I know.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Pynnonen

Thanks Jeff!
I agree, Maker Faire will be even bigger and better next year!

i3Detroit has been on my radar for a while; I hope to do a feature on them and the other Hackerspaces in the area soon.

August 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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