I've just returned from an amazing weekend at the second annual Maker Faire held in San Mateo, CA. The event is packed with booths featuring hundreds of inventors and crafters showing off their latest and greatest projects. We're still collecting our notes and getting our photos together, but here are a few projects we really enjoyed.
Roboticist Crabfu had his steam-powered R2S2 robot on display. I've seen his robots on video before, but seeing them up-close I was amazed at all the intricate details he puts into his work.
The folks at Sparkfun brought out both their full-size picture frame Tetris and my favorite item of the whole day--a gigantic (working) vintage Nintendo controller that requires at least two people to play. Not only did using the controller give you a great workout, but it made even basic games like Super Mario Bros. infinitely more challenging.
More photos and videos to come...