Flaming instruments, giant robots, Tesla coils-See what fun designs we found at World Maker Faire 2015.
When the temperature begins to drop below 70 degrees here in New York and school buses begin to drive the streets again, it means it's that time of year again. It means it's time for World Maker Faire, one of the greatest show and tells on Earth.
World Maker Faire has taken over the New York Hall of Science in Queens every late September since 2009, drawing masses of crowds to its fairgrounds for the largest gathering of the maker community on the East Cost of the United States.
The weekend event overflowed with creativity and innovation. In many ways, that creativity has begun to represent itself in useful ways that will soon truly benefit the masses. As example, 3D printing is now utilized in medical treatments, wearables can be found in stores, and Arduino has spawned other easy-entry DIY platforms that will help spread engineering knowledge.
Robot Resurrection (shown above at the Maker Faire Bay Area) made an appearance at World Maker Faire 2015 in New York. (Source: EE Times)
However, in some cases, the creativity found at Maker Faires represents itself in less than mainstream ways (some would say outright weird). On the following pages we showcase a handful of the more usual finds at World Maker Faire 2015. And, yes, that includes some fire. It's just not a Maker Faire without fire.
Click on links below to see slideshow on EE Times' sister site, EDN.
- Giant fire-breathing robot with a message
- Flame Organ: The hottest musical instrument around
- Bring in da noise, bring in the Funk Rust
- Orange you glad we have hacker spaces?
- Shockingly cool Tesla coil
- Steel Steed
Join over 2,000 technical professionals and embedded systems hardware, software, and firmware developers at ESC Minneapolis Nov 4-5, 2015 and learn about the latest techniques and tips for reducing time, cost, and complexity in the embedded development process. The Embedded Systems Conference and EE Times are owned by UBM Canon.
ABOUT DESIGNERS OF THINGS
Designers of Things is a new conference produced by UBM that is dedicated to the revolutionary potential of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things (IoT), the business strategies and inventive people behind these technologies, and how they can successfully accelerate innovation to take their inspirations to the next level. Through in-depth educational programs, ground breaking technology demonstrations and unmatched networking opportunities, Designers of Things offers one of the most comprehensive and impactful meeting places for the technology design and development communities in the world. The event will run alongside BioMed San Jose an event focused on the emerging trends in medical device design. For more information, follow us on Twitter at @DoThingsCon