Catching up on the posts I meant to make:
My second year attending Maker Faire Detroit was just as good, maybe even better than last year. It also marked my first time really looking through the collection at the Henry Ford Museum in I don’t know how long.
The Faire itself was pretty awesome, but the two things that most blew me away were parts of the Museum’s general collection.
- First was the Mills Violano-Virtuoso. This was on exhibit (and likely still is) during the Faire. I was totally blown away, in fact, if I had more time I would attempt to create something similar for the next faire.
- Second was the Driving America exhibit. I love cars, and it was pretty cool to see so much of Ford’s history all in one place like that.
There were a lot of things at the faire that I liked as well. I made sure to check out the progress being made on at Dalli Cycles. They are making a pretty cool trike and if you are interested in all-terrain biking it’s worth checking out.
Piko Piko Detroit was set up there as well, and awesome. They played some music, and explained a bit about what they do.
But the coolest thing, was the Maker Faire Detroit app, which I was there to support. :p
Aside from being a one-stop guide to the attractions around the show, the app also featured a pretty cool augmented reality scavenger hunt game where intrepid faire-goers had the opportunity to win an awesome prize (while getting to go home with an awesome controllable robot). We also handed out some pretty cool glasses
I’ll do a follow-up, just promoting a few other things that I saw at the faire that were worth checking out a bit later.