Thursday, 8 May 2008

Maker Faire

Last Sunday we went to the Maker Faire, which if you don't already know of it, is part science fair and part craft fair from the people behind Make and Craft magazines. It was really fun. One of my favorite things was the cupcake cars. I want one! The one with the cherry on top, please.

The woodworking / tool shop was really neat. They had all kinds of neat machines on display that could cut a number of different things in intricate and crazy shapes.

Need a hovercraft?

I thought these light boxes were fun. What they had people do was jump around while they captured images of them and then you take that image and sit down to make your own light box. Like a little iPod / iTunes commercial of your own.

There were all kinds of fun things for kids to do. I think these were wood drum set kits that kids could put together.

Lego land was huge.


2 comments:

Fay said...

this sounds like a great fair for kids that love tech and science...my son loves that stuff and anything ipodish...hope to check it out next yr...my family lives in the bay area... thanks for this post

Lisa Wilson (& Alfie!) at The Pickled Hutch said...

Hey Leigh,
Where was that? It looked like a lot of fun. I left a message on my post today for you.
Lisa & Alfie