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Bay Area Maker Faire

This weekend I am lucky enough to be able to attend the Bay Area Maker Faire http://makerfaire.com/. As a way to keep track of the awesome things I see there and have a place to dump photos of said awesome things I will be documenting the trip here. I might go back and edit the post as some point, but for now its going to be fairly stream of consciousness.

Friday 

 Flight delayed due to typical Seattle weather.  

At least the new camera seems to work fine. First time flying Alaska, I hear that their cheese plate has one less cracker than cheese piece.

Saturday 

After staying up way later than I should have the night before enjoying typical San Francisco including but not limited to blow darts (darts with a blow gun) and poi spinning I made it to Maker Faire early enough. Since I don't really know how to explain what I saw there the first day I'm going to post some of the more interesting pictures I have on my camera and give short description...or something.   

A giraffe-mobile complete with a sweet sound system, articulating neck, and a pair of stoked dudes. 

Pedal powered furry creature. His eyes bring nightmares, but his hands bring pretty flowers. .

Awesome old dude in a wooden exo-suit. Nothing more to say about that. 

Nice display of the DF Robot's sensor kit and their robot control break out board. I should ask Intel to send me these two kits. Super nice guys at the booth, thanks for taking time to chat Jose. http://www.dfrobot.com

"Please put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply."

"They've gone to plaid" 

The Superboard III. It features a low power (3.3V) WDC65C02 processor at 1 MHz and includes 32K RAM and 1K video RAM. Snazzy! http://www.brielcomputers.com

Clone of Altair 8800 Microcomputer. Programmed by flipping the switches for 1 and 0 bits. Doesn't get much lower level than that. Also I will never complain about anything ever again. http://www.brielcomputers.com

Guy scooting around in a giant, electric-powered cupcake. They wouldn't let me ride it due to "safety concerns" 

Majestic metal eagle. KAWWWww

I'm rooting for this tree dressed as a super hero. 

Rhino truck. The horn shoots fire (hard to capture in a picture)

IFTTT and Intel Edison, Part 1: Pushbullet and Texts

TI Sensortag with Intel Edison and gatttool