I had the good fortune to visit the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in Oakland CA yesterday, a one-day event impossibly packed fractal-like into every nook and cranny of Park Day School and the Studio One Art Center.
This was the mini-faire’s third year, but my first time visiting. I’d heard this tends to be more earthy and homespun than the giant official Maker Faire shows, and was hesitant that a techie like myself (with no kids in tow) might lose interest after an hour or two. No dice. So much to see, so many engaging makers to talk with…I was among the first in the gate and among the last being shooed out well past the official closing time!
This Flickr photo set has just a few highlights.
The BOE Shield-Bot is setting out to Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 to spend some time in the Maker Shed, sporting a Ping))) Ultransonic Distance Sensor and Mounting Bracket Kit to look both ways before crossing the street.
BOE Shield-Bot heading to Maker Faire, with a Ping))) Sensor for safe traveling
(1) Fully assembled and tested BOE Shield-Bot:
(1) Ping))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor, #28015 in the Parallax store
(1) Ping))) Mounting Bracket Kit, #570-28015 in the Parallax store
(1) Optional parts from Parallax for the traveling staff and bundle holder (good fit for a bamboo skewer, perfect for carrying a bundle of extra tires):
L brackets make a handy travel staff holder on the BOE Shield-Bot
Instructions and Arduino code download are posted to the Roaming Ping))) Shield-Bot Page at learn.parallax.com. Hope to see you at the Faire!