It is Science, It is Art, It is Fun, It is done by people like us! April 13 and 14, 2013, TC Makers are conducting a Minne-Faire. The TC Makers are a collection of DIY artists that explore their world using any combination of electronics, 3-D printing, metelworking, woodworking, textiles and other mediums. They have shared workspace and awesome manufacturing equipment. Classes and instructions are available and the atmosphere is of sharing and learning. Check out TCMaker.orgfor more information. If you read this in time for the Sunday events you might discover a world of delightful innovation.
I stopped in on Saturday the 13th, after photographing at the MayDay morning workshop. Oh so very much to photograph in both places.
I really do like Steam Punk.
Spinning mirrors bounce a laser light. Adjust the speed of the motors and the pattern traced by the laser changes.
A can crusher, a result of a 48-hour design contest.
In the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. The Hack Factory is located at: 3119 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
The food for sale held a lot of interest for some young ones. Some hand-crafted material was offered for sale in some booths. Art projects were everywhere and filled booths. This art was grounded in metal fabrications, or serious woodworking, maybe controlled with micro-switches and electronic circuitry. Artistic sensibilities, with grease under the fingernails. Enthusiasm was spread around lavishly by youth and the aged over many projects.
The Beez Kneez displayed their “Honey Bee-Cycle”
first ever pedal-powered honey extractor (harvester)
Some complex, yet simple machines.
Kits of electronic projects were availabe for the begining builders.
motors and lights
found in the lounge
Building all sorts of stuff, with all sorts of material and wilth mutltiple processes.
It is about learning. It is about sharing. It is about making.