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GIANT Tesla Coils at Maker Faire!

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Probably the best part about Maker Faire was Arc Attack’s GIANT tesla coils. I didn’t have chance to film the whole thing but above is just a bit of what happened in 1080P HD.

There’s actually a guy in the middle if you look carefully inside some kind of “safe” box, I guess it’s pretty safe to be in there other than the high voltage just screaming about everywhere else.

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Nude Robot Made from Recycled Typewriters!

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Yup, this “nude” robot was made from recycled typewriters.   Pretty cool stuff you can make from old typewriters, don’t you think?

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DIY Mechanical “Pong” Game!

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Also at the Maker Faire, this DIY mechanical “pong” game was one of my favorites.  Kinda makings pong game more interesting again.

See video of the DIY mechanical “pong” game in action:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdYdRrwG3-A

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DIY RollerSkating Robot!

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I saw this guy on his really cool DIY rollerskating robot couple times, he was going too fast for me to take a video but an awesome transportation device indeed.  Brilliant!

Believe it or not, this thing goes pretty fast.

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DIY Hydraulic Sit-up Robots!

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video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4k5CUrFlnw

How many sit-ups can you do?  I bet you can’t do more than these DIY hydraulic sit-up robots!

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DIY Copper Pipe Coffee Table and Furniture!

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Here’s some creative DIY furniture that caught my eye at the Maker Faire this year.  These are DIY copper pipe coffee table and other furniture.

You know they use a copper bracelet in golf to relieve arthritis pains?  Well, having copper furniture so you get some copper on you everyday might not be such a bad idea.

My friend is a plumber who specializes in copper-repiping over at Daly City, perhaps I might go ask him for some free copper pipes so I can

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Cool DIY Bikes at Maker Faire!

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As always, they had a bunch of bikes at Maker Faire this year.  My favorites are these two GIANT DIY bikes, they look like they can haul a**.   I would have loved to have ridden them, too bad they were too big.

Also see video of the bike here to see what it really looks like in real life:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd6siGnZAw

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DIY Flaming Dragon Robot!

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Here’s another DIY flaming dragon robot I spotted on the grass at Maker Faire.   Perhaps this will give you an idea of how to make the outdoors more interesting.

See video of DIY flaming dragon robot:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B10RclkIxDM

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PetBots – DIY Drawing Robots for Art!

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At Maker Faire this year, there was a TON of stuff see, perhaps too much for my naked eye.  Anyways, one of the gadgets that caught my eye were these DIY drawing robots.   When you need to draw a lot of circles, these will surely help.

PetBots is a workshop for kids that allow them to build a working ArtBot. Using a simple collection of surplus/recycled motors and switches along with laser cut parts kids can build a working spinBot, jumpBot or even a combination of both or their own creation. A simple Zip-tie/double sided tape construction method allows for easy building an

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Maker Faire This Weekend!

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For those of you who live in Northern California, don’t forget the biggest Maker event is happenin’ right here in San Mateo Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday.

Maker Faire is a great event to bring your whole family to enjoy all the cool stuff they’ve got.

For those who can’t make it don’t worry, I will make sure to take a bunch of photos and 1080P YouTube videos for you to enjoy on Sunday.

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