Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maker Faire

We went to the Maker Faire yesterday.

Maker Faire?  What's that, you say?

It's a place where GEEKS get together to geek out.  There were so many robots there... cardboard robots, underwater robots, soda can robots, art robots, life sized WALL-E and R2D2 robots... it was overwhelming.  There were robots that jumped on trampolines and squirted hoses and swing on swings.  There was a car covered in marine animals all robotized to sing songs.  Seriously, it was amazing.  And BIG.  And CROWDED.  There were some cool things, and if Ruby hadn't been such a punk I would have enjoyed it more.

I thought this was the coolest thing we saw there, and it's something we can make at home... you could too, if your geeky husband had a 3D printer.  Mine does.  What a geek.  Seriously, I'm thinking we might build it for Sam's birthday.  That kid was soooo overwhelmed by the cool stuff, I thought his eyes were going to pop out of his head.

They had a big building where you could buy robot making kits, but, unfortunately, the credit card machines were down so after Jared waited in line for 20 minutes he found that out and we didn't get anything, except the art robot I had already purchased at an exhibit.  So, we'll be building an art robot but not all of the other cool things were were going to build.  Like the robot who would chase after a flashlight or the LED art kit.

The artsy submarine you could walk around in

The fish car... they were singing together, Ruby was enthralled

We got to meet WALL-E!

There were about 7 R2D2's I swear.  

This was a little stage and the tiles would change color when you stepped on them.  Ruby was in HEAVEN, big walker girl!

All of the pictures are from the first hour.  Then I got tired.  Even though it was hot and crowded I'm glad Jared is into cool stuff.  I think it will be good for our kiddos.  Maybe some of it will rub off and they will be awesome inventors and support me in my old age:)