|Tour of Maker Faire|
|All News -> Non Sequitur|
|Written by Nicholas McClanahan|
|Tuesday, 02 June 2009 07:06|
A walk thru of Maker Faire Bay Area, 2009.
While I took photos, my buddy Jay took video with his flip HD -
Wakthru of Maker Faire
Attendance this year was around 85,000 people, it's at the San Mateo Fairgrounds (Next the horse track). Tickets were $25 per day, but when my wife and I were waiting in line, a nice lady came by and gave us her tickets, free.
It's very crowded, though. This is a mixed blessing - there is a ton of activity, but there's a line for everything. Probably the coolest things I saw were some of the more elaborate steampunk welded machines: a giant hydraulic hand that could crush barrels, and a lot of metal structures that spit out flames.
Also, if you're looking to add a video to your project, the Flip is a great option. You can get it for $50 from Amazon. The Flip HD is cool, too, but I don't think the HD is necessary for project videos. I use the Creative Vado, which I got at Fry's (if you have the Vado, be sure to download an updated firmware, it fixes the color problems). You've probably noticed all the most popular projects have a short video, it really helps builders visualize the project.