Maker Faire 2011!

Whew! Maker Faire. My favorite event of the year, but it is exhausting. So much stuff to see, so many awesome people (new and old) to chat with. It was so fantastic meeting so many of you that follow my work on the blog.

Thanks so much to all those who came and saw the Applied Kinetic Arts group. AKA got much love from Make this year with a two page spread in the program featuring my essay “Now go make something that moves.” We also held a panel discussion on kinetic art that was packed. We got a fantastic response from all the visitors and the editors of Make who awarded an Editors Choice award to: The Uira Engine, Colleen Paz’s Bug Jars, and the AKA group in general.

It was also great to show off my new drawing machine now officially named The Simple Act of Making a Mark. Sadly, its first big day out was plagued by computer issues from the laptop I borrowed for the show, so it was only working in fits. I’ll be posing more photos and video of it in the coming weeks but you can get a peek at it in the photos below.

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