World Maker Faire 2016 #WMF16 #Adafruit

Here’s a whole list of videos from World Maker Faire 2016

A lot of the adafruit team attended this year’s maker faire, for Pedro and I it started with checking out the digi-key booth. They had a massive circuit playground on display and had functional sensors and led matrices. James Devito actually worked on it and was a combination of 3d printing and laser cut parts.

State of Arduino had a huge announcement, they talked about their new line of products and their kickstarter. Massimo and Musto appeared on stage and said their finally reacting an agreement.

At the 3D printing village, we chatted with the team OLO team, they have a 100 dollar resin printer that uses your smartphone as the projector. It was nice to see a physical device and demo prints on display. Unfortunately it wasn’t printing but We’ll see how it performs once people get their hands on it.

The team at M3D had their new Pro 3d printer on display. We had a chat and talked about new features and saw some demo prints.

Formlabs brought some great projects, Adrian made a full size R2D2 with electronics and most of the parts were printed on the Form2+. I chatted with Lauren from Pinshape about the platform, featured projects and the design for electronics contest we’re sponsoring.

Ben and team from Multi3D had a great display showing off their Electrifi Filament. Their LED displays really showcase how their material is the most conductive on the market. Lots of opportunities to create circuits using any type of fdm 3d printers.

Joseph Prusa and team were showing off their new quad extruder which actually
won the award for best in its class. It was printing away sample four colored prints and people
were really interested in checking it out.

Shia and his team at Deltaprintr just released their Delta Go 3D printer which is a very sleek looking bot. They were doing some neat tricks like printing upside down to show how solid it was. We chatted about some of the features they had to offer and overall really impressive looking machine.

We caught up with the guys from SeeMeCNC and Joel Telling the 3D printing nerd. They had a whole line of delta printers starting with their new Eris, Rostock v3 and of course the part daddy which was the biggest 3d printer at Maker Faire.

Outside in the 3d printing villlage was another massive delta bot by the WASP team, on display was probably the biggest print i’ve seen of Louise Dreggers Aria The Dragon. They also had on display a full sized 3d printed chair.

I was able to catch Aidans talk which was about the democratization of tools and how he’s using 3D printing to make soft robotics. It was a short talk but very interesting and informal.

John Park gave a fun talk about how he hacked the Chewbacca mask to output custom sound effects and did a live tear down showing how easy it is to make your own.

inside over at the dark room I caught up with Sally Buyers, who had her amazing dresses nd wearable garments on display – Her latest work features 350 neopixels, which she budded the fire dress.

We got to chat with the founders of Ultimaker and talked about their new education program and how they’re invested in getting Ultimakers in more schools and how their coming up with creative challenges for both students and teachers.

Pedro and I only saw ten percent of maker faire and there wa just way too much to see and not enough time to see it all, like most Maker Faires. Overall it went really well and had a great time meeting new people, venders and seeing all the amazing projects.

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