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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Atlanta Maker Faire

This weekend was, I believe, the third annual Maker Faire, a gathering of artisans and craftspeople from Atlanta and surrounding environs. I took a few pictures and some of them even came out okay. Here are a few



This is Kirigami, a variation on Origami in which you cut as well as fold the paper.

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This is a 3-d puzzle made of cut wood. I don't know if all the detail rwally shows in the picture, but there was a lot of detail.

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Kids preparing for a career in a Dickensian workhouse - I mean, learning how to use a loom.

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Blacksmithing demonstration

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This is an extremely complex um, thing. . . I don't know what t call it, but it's all powered by turning a handcrank. I have a short video clip which really shows how impressive it is, but Ihave to figure out how to upload it from my phone.

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Kids learning how to weave.


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The "un-lazy boy," a recumbent bike made out of a recliner.
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Which of course made me think of this:



Speaking of bikes, these are art bikes made by kids. There's a great story about the basketball hoop bike, remind me to tell you the basketball bike story.

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This one has a catapult mounted to the handlebars.
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These are personal human-powered submarines. The wooden one in the foreground swims like a stingray and goes about 2 mph. The fiberglass one in the background has a tail that moves back and forth propelling it forward like a fish at about 5mph. They are both powered by foot pedals.

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I forget the official name for this but it is essentially a fire oscilloscope. The play music into the tube and somehow the flames show the sound wave patterns.

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This is a working hovercraft powered by a leaf blower.

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Racing homemade go-karts
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This guy makes woodcuts, inks them and prints them on to T-shirts.

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This is from a Georgia Tech program aimed at getting kids interested in robotics.

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This is a different program. Kids are building Lego robots.


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Glass blowers

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Blown glass.

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More  blacksmithery.

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