Friday, May 7, 2010

I’m going to Maker Faire (again)!

This past year, I’ve definitely been going to a few more Maker events in New England: Providence, New Haven, and just last week in Boston. It’s always nice to see what other folks are up to, meet other like minded people, and get some ideas for my next project.

A lot of it started with my trip out west last year to the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo. It’s not quite a hackfest as it is the ultimate Maker meetup, and it was pretty mindblowing to see just how many creative projects could fit under a single roof.

Of course, the best part is always the people, and I’m starting to feel like it’s that one time of year where I finally get to catch up with some West Coast makers face to face.

So I’ll be back again this year, as maker #3399 with a few fun projects, including the Gravitational Drive RC Car, and I even decided to print up a vinyl banner for my table (which will be a nice tapestry in my room when Maker Faires aren’t going on :)

Arduino modules and sensors everywhere

The idea is for the table to be pretty interactive and hands-on, so there should be plenty of sensors and other toys as well. Paul lent me a box of some of his projects over at Modern Device, so I’ll have those too.

Anyway, I am packing my Maker Faire box with everything that I’m going to ship out there, so let me know if there’s anything else I should bring – jhuynh at gmail…

3 comments:

TimL said...

Great. maybe that will give you all the enthusiam to restructure your nightmare site!

Drop all the clever speak and jargon, just provide examples and source code.

Make things easier for the people who invest in your products

Matt said...

@TimL, it's matt... jusstin's been driving me like a slave driver the past 2 weeks to clean up the ide ever since you emailed him... i need more sleep...

anyway, 2 things: win 7 sucks, i hate bill gates. there's a driver problem on win 7 that i'm trying to debug, it's close... and the second thing is that justin is having me remove the gadget file code, to make things easier to use in the ide :-)

ok, now back to coding! ps shoot me an email at inthebitz gmail if you wanna try to debug wiht me...

Matt said...

@timl - one other thing, which justin reminded me of just on the phone now, is that i should ask you if you'd gotten anything to work on win 7 at all - i have a pirated cp of win 7 ultimate, and i'm able to get it working...