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02 Oct, 2007

Maker Faire 2007, Auston TX

Posted by: Dave In: Design |DIY |Productivity |Science

I will be attending the Maker Faire in Austin, TX later this month.  I’m most excited by the catapult competition as well as the vast concentration of nerdery that will no doubt overpower my senses with bad science jokes.

I plan on taking my laptop and camera so I can post some photos of the faire while I’m there.

If you get the chance, check out Make Magazine on the news stands.  It’s filled with all sorts of do-it-yourself projects that have an amazing gee-whizz factor.


4 Responses to "Maker Faire 2007, Auston TX"

1 | Leslie

October 3rd, 2007 at 1:37 pm


Yeah, you know, that magazine always depresses me about how lazy I am. It’s like when I would get mezmerized by Martha Stewart, showing me how I could make my very own glass end table on her show: “Get your glass cutter to cut two panels XX” in diameter…”

2 | Dave

October 3rd, 2007 at 6:55 pm


Yeah, I always feel lazy after reading issues of Make. There are so many creative and energetic people out there and I am not one of them.

3 | Nathan

October 4th, 2007 at 5:39 am


i think creativity is a double edged knife. at a certain point your need to be creative diminishes, as soon as you fill your enviroment with parts of you. not too many “haves” are that creative. some are, but not too many. i think there’s a certain quality of “not having” or “wanting” that’s inherent in creativity.
so…i got the first half of the equation, just needing the important(probably MORE important)second half. 1% inspiration, 99% prespiration.
i think there should be a counterpoint magazine to Make magazine and it should be called Break. there’s a fair about of destruction in creativity, probably an equal share.

4 | Dave

October 4th, 2007 at 8:15 am


Interesting perspective. I think most artists (musicians, writers, etc) who have become financially successful might not follow this path, but some certainly do. I think some people just get a lot of joy from making things and money never enters into the equation in a motivational way.


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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