This past weekend,Â Dave and Eric and I met up with quite a few Omaha Maker Group members at the KC Maker Faire, and had a blast. Â We were initially going to have a booth to show off the awesome projects from around the Makery, but had far more people who wanted to go See the Faire instead of Work At the Faire. Â Somehow, this change was miscommunicated to the Powers that Be, and we ended up with a booth and sign anyhow (notably unmanned).
WeÂ definitelyÂ got to see some neat stuff, including one of those optical-resin based 3D printers. ArcAttack was pretty awesome as well, if amazingly loud.
Beyond that,Â Â it was an excellent a venue to share ideas… Looking through my pictures, I think Eric and I had identified at least 3 or 4 projects we want to try, and dozens of smaller ideas. Â I saw a few 3d printer innovations, a “bubble printer” (by ArchReactor), Â a portable whiteboard cart (For the Makery, at Hammerspace); We also a “waterflow table” (aka a Sluice Box) at Science City, where it pumps water down a trough, and you insert dividers to change the flow paths. Â It seems pretty trivial, but would be one of those “fun to mess with” sorts of things.
I was a bit surprised that there wasn’t more merchandise (specifically Arduino kits and whatnot), although I’m not sure that this was a bad thing, in retrospect.
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Thanks for Visiting MakerFaireKC2012. Keep us posted on OMG activities…Randall the Rocketeer from KC
Hey guys, thanks for coming, no worries on the booth. Now you are ready for next year! I was glad you got in for FREE! The bubble printer was actually made by a CCCKC hackerspace member, Matt Bell. (http://bellcode.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-new-and-improved-bubble-display/) Since I work at Union Station/Science City let me know if you need any info on anything you saw, including the water table. I’ve already started down the path of Makers exhibiting their creations so the world is quite literally open to the idea of Open Source Exhibits.