Here are the names and organizations of some of the featured makers at the recent Rhode Island Maker Faire. The organizers put on an eclectic event that included everything from homemade ice cream to microcontrollers and everything in between. Maybe you or your friends share some of these talents? Come out and share your knowledge and passion! Fill out an application today!
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Maker: Bill Young
We build out of mostly trash remote controlled airplanes. They are scratch built, cost around $100 to create and take around 3 hours to build. We will show the aircraft, do demonstration flights and share the design.
Maker: Breck Baldwin
Custom bicycle framebuilding
Circle A Cycles is a world renowned custom bicycle frame and component manufacturing shop which provides the highest quality, custom fit frames for people who have an appreciation for hand built steel bicycles.
Maker: Circle A Cycles
Fun things from wood
recycled wood, furniture, shelves, toys, tools, featuring a variety of geodesic tensigrity spheres formed from slats reclaimed from old fir from trashed doors and roll up blinds. Geometric model instruction sheets handed out. How to make a tensigrity structure from sticks and wire. Amusing clock made from old printer motors.
Maker: Dan Warren
Ice cream in ziplock bags
With a few simple ingredients from home ice cream can be made. Combine milk, sugar and vanilla in a small zip lock bag. In a larger bag, put ice, salt and the sealed bag ice cream bag. Toss or shake for about ten minutes for a single serving of ice cream. Here is just a basic link to one of many different recipes on how to do this: http://homeparents.about.com/od/recipesandcrafts/r/zip_icecream.htm On my kafe lila web site there are photos and a link to myspace.com that shows pictures of my ice cream cart.
Maker: Karen Pace
Our Maker Faire needs this kind of diversity. Maker Faire:NC isn't all about flame throwers and microcontrollers! We need weavers, cooks, and artists of all kinds. Maybe what you do falls in one of these suggested categories?
- Green Tech and Clean Tech
- Music Performance and Participation
- 3D Printers and CNC Mill
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Home Energy Monitoring
- Rockets and RC Toys
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
- Food and Beverage Makers
- Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
- Unusual Tools, Machines, or Techniques
- How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)