The DIY extravaganza Maker Faire comes to Austin, Texas on October 18-19, 2008. The official Call For Makers has just gone online and you have until Thursday, September 4, to submit your application. Get out your soldering irons, knitting needles, screwdrivers, sewing machines, propane tanks, and frying pans and get busy! From the entry page:
Maker Faire returns to Austin, Texas for its second year. This two-day, family-friendly event celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and features interactive exhibits organized by individual enthusiasts, hobbyist groups and clubs as well as student groups. It's for creative, resourceful folks who like to tinker and love to make things. Maker Faire is an opportunity to share what you do with others...
Maker Faire Austin Call for Entries (Makerfaire.com)
Organized by the staff of Make and Craft magazines, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus green, food and music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit.
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Tom Scott built an “full-size, real-life emoji keyboard” from 14 keyboards labeled with 1,000 stickers to cover everything from Unicode 8. “It’s a bit ridiculous,” Tom says. 👏
This fantastic sculpture by Clayton Boyer will delight, amaze, hypnotize, and/or induce motion sickness. He’s posted the plans for sale and you can see how others have interpreted his basic design in this Flickr pool! Boyer writes: This is Zinnia, a spring driven kinetic sculpture that will quietly run about 40 minutes on a full […]
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