This past weekend, I went down to Raleigh, NC for Maker Faire NC on June 18th. It was my second time there and lots of fun. People who make all sorts of things were there of course. Among them were several clubs from all over the Raleigh-Durham area. There were electronics, robotics, science experiments, chicken farmers, several artisans who work with textiles, woodworkers, tinkerers, and of course several people selling jewelry.
It was fun to see the newest Shopbot machine. It’s a bench top model that we saw as a prototype last year at the the Shopbot Jamboree. Craig and I still want to get one of those, if we can carve out some space to have it set up.
It was a larger venue this time around and Craig has his Chaos Machine running with our friend Tony’s help. Now that’s a child magnet. And chaos rules the day, with the help of the chaos wranglers that is!
I was able to reconnect with an artist I met last year, Cyn Mallard. She was having fun exploring others’ perceptions of GREEN, and plans to use what she learned during her explorations in an upcoming art series.
The event went well and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I know I did. Last year was good, this year was even better. Kudos to Jon Danforth the organizer and all the volunteers.