Maker Faire 2013
Jumbo game of Operation, must have been from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Ingenuity Studio had a bicycle simulation. This stationary bicycle powered a large drum behind the rider.
That drum was decorated with a city-scape which rotated slowly towards a camera.
The camera provided a bug's eye view of this paper street, projected in front of the rider!
This project area for kids had a somewhat intimidating sprawl of building material, but a docent there helped my kids feel comfortable tackling a project which used two syringes to harness hydraulic power.
They had all the parts we needed and it provided the perfect level of challenge for the kids. June made a spider which crouched and sprung up as the remote plunger was operated. They loved it, and so did I.
I wasn't 100% sure we were allowed to bring these creations home with us, but we did.
We had some pizza for lunch. The food was for sale at Fair prices. Giant slices were $6.
We didn't hunt down a table, but we were fairly comfortable sitting on the grass in the shade.
This robot on a Roomba chassis was designed to keep close, but not smash into you.
An Oru Kayak, built from one of my favorite materials, corogated plastic.
This one was about 25 pounds, and they fold up into a toteable valise. Pretty amazing.
Giant tentacle in the Expo hall.