Sunday, May 22, 2011

Maker Faire 2011 - Day 2

Today was the second and final day of Maker Faire.

As always, setup before the crowd arrives.

Before the show opened, Michael McMaster and I took a look around the entrance area to see what was up.

I'm in Make: magazine. Literally!

The famous Tesla coil and Faraday cage, from a closer vantage point. Michael McMaster really wanted to volunteer to be in that thing, but it didn't work out.

10:00am rolled around, and it was showtime! This time, I'll inundate you with pictures.

Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs spoke on stage, and got into the Faraday cage.

Adam Savage from MythBusters also took a turn in the cage. Unfortunately, we didn't have our second MythBuster visit the booth in two straight days.

Michael McMaster, Chris James and I managed to get outside for a few minutes of peace and quiet at lunchtime, and it was no less crowded outside.

Around 3:00pm it was time for us to start heading out, as we had a near 8-hour drive ahead of us. Of course, R2 can't get to the car without being stopped for pictures.

And off we headed, for the 400+ mile journey home.

If you're going to be stuck in traffic, this is probably a good truck to be stuck behind.

Thanks so much to Chris James for organizing the Maker Faire appearance, and all the Bay Area R2 Builders for your kindness and hospitality!

1 comment:

Johnathan said...

We California builders have all the fun! ;) Great photos Victor, it was great to see some of you Southern California guys up our way. Maker Faire is a very unique and fun experience.