Hit up our first Maker Faire yesterday at the Travis County Fairgrounds. Honestly, I think $25 is too much to charge for the experience, especially when there are so many folks with good things to sell…but there was a lot of fun stuff to see, and the weather was great.
My favorite thing was probably the Cyclecide — it’s basically a bunch of guitars tuned to different chords, and as the kids pedaled, the machine would strum a really peaceful and trippy chord progression.
This was a robot that looked really menacing, but just shot ping pong balls out into the barn.
Here I am, hooked up to the Brain Machine.
Some woodcuts by the Amazing Handcock Brothers.
Great view of downtown from the fairgrounds.
A handful of buttons Meg picked up throughout the day.
The ridiculousness of Automusik.
And I didn’t get a shot of the watermelon catapult, but I took notes.