Maker Breaker: The
Scoop on Robotics
at the Bay Area
Maker Faire 2011!
by Greg Intermaggio
This year’s Bay Area Maker Faire was as big and cool as ever! Tens of
thousands of visitors flocked to the San Mateo fairgrounds to do everything
from hear Mythbuster Adam Savage talk about how literature has affected his
life to participate in a gargantuan swap meet. Here’s a quick wrap-up of some
of the robot-specific exhibits.
Okay. He may not be a robot per say, but he did dance in a metal
cage while thousands of volts of electricity surged through it. That counts
for something, right?!
As has become a custom at Maker Faire, everyone’s favorite
Mythbuster made an appearance and made an excellent and eloquent
speech on how literature has shaped who he is today.
At the conclusion of his speech, Adam stepped into a metal cage and
danced to the Doctor Who theme song played by Arc Attack’s Tesla coils.
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