Another Maker Faire in the Books

I had two tables at the LA mini Maker Fare yesterday. Fun and exhausting, nonstop traffic for 6 hours. Just like last time, the most popular stuff is VERY simple, people love to push buttons and twist knobs. KISS=Keep it simple, stupid! My "Useless Box" was a hit, as were simple line followers on a figure 8 rack with a bridge. Also just some servo testers with a variety of servos attached, kids were twisting the knob all day. And a foam snowball shooter, triggered by a PING sensor. Also very popular was my Parallax S3 with a PING laser sensor for overhead hand control (shown end of video).


  • ...dude! You shot that little girl in the face?!?

  • I was there -- sorry I missed you!
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,834
    davejames wrote: »
    ...dude! You shot that little girl in the face?!?


    It's a harmless foam nerf "snowball"... I had a big sign up "line up here to get hit in the face with a snowball" so they knew it was coming. Nobody cried, that girl and everybody else kept coming back for more! :)
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,834
    JonnyMac wrote: »
    I was there -- sorry I missed you!

    Likewise. TTYTT we were so swamped that I never saw anything else. I never left the booth in all 6 hours of the Faire. No eat, no pee!
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