Tag Archives: Maker Faire

London Gets Its Own (Mini) Maker Faire – Finally!

London Gets Its Own (Mini) Maker Faire – Finally!

This coming Saturday (July 6th), London finally gets its own Maker Faire, to be held from 10am until 6pm at the London College of Communication, in Elephant & Castle. Come along and make some stuff with your kids! Read More

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Don't Miss Maker Faire Kansas City

Kansas City is actually a pretty cool place to be a maker. It’s one of a few locations of the larger “featured” Maker Faires. The other locations are Detroit, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo. It’s still about one tenth the size of the World Maker Faire in New York, but over 10,000 attendees is still not bad. If you’re in the midwest, it’s worth the drive. Read More

Arc Attack At Maker Faire 2013

Arc Attack At Maker Faire 2013

My favorite act at Maker Faire, for 5 years now, is Arc Attack. Founded in 2005 by Joe and John DiPrima with help from Steve Ward and Craig Newswanger, Arc Attack is the world’s premier musical Tesla coil act. It has been a great pleasure to watch their show grow and mature both technically and artistically. Read More

A Big Congratulations to GeekDad’s Ken Denmead!

A Big Congratulations to GeekDad’s Ken Denmead!

Ken Denmead invited me to join the GeekDad crew almost two years ago, and since then I’ve met him in person twice (I’m in Georgia, he’s in California), both times at Maker Faire in San Francisco. Ken was manning the GeekDad booth in May 2011 and May 2012, and it just seemed to be an appropriate venue to meet the leader of this great group of folks with which I get to work and play on a regular basis… a gathering of DIYers, makers, tinkerers, and all-around smart people. Read More

ScrapKins a Hit at the Bay Area Maker Faire

ScrapKins a Hit at the Bay Area Maker Faire

One of the booths my son and I went to at the recent Maker Faire in the Bay Area was ScrapKins. There, we were taught how to take a toilet paper tube and turn it into a monster. My son was quite creative with his, but it is practically NSFW, in an eight-year-old boy kind of way. So instead, I’m showing you what some of the other kids at the Faire put together. Read More