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That, my friends, is Mr. Sean O’Shea, and he’s a blacksmith. Last year he showed up with his portable forge and small anvil, and he pounded out miniature swords for $1 each. Didn’t get one, did you? Well if you happen to show up at Georgia Tech on October 6th of this year, you can fill that void!
If not, then John-David Warren of Prototype Robotics and RediculouslyGoodLooking.com can show you the way! This robotics guru will be “bringing as many of my robots and hacked toys as I can fit in the truck” to the Faire. This guru, author of Arduino Robotics, was a huge hit last year with his Seg-Bot and Lawnbot 400, and he’ll be back this year to show off even more of his project!
I have to admit that I surely don’t. BUT Jan Ford of Heavenly Handspinning does! And if you come to the Faire, she’ll bring her whole setup to demo the process of turning raw cotton into rady-to-use yarn.
WonderRoot‘s ceramics manager Michael Klapthor makes mechanical beings from ceramic media. He’ll be at the Faire to show off his creations, but what’s even more exciting is that he’ll bring his spinning wheel and he’ll make a robot or two over the course of the day. Watching an artist work is quite an experience!
Colleen Jordan does, and she likes to show it off. She uses 3D printing to create small vessels that hold a bit of soil and a small plant, and these are then put on your bike or around your neck so you can “carry nature close to your heart.” She’ll be at the Faire this year showing off her products and talking about the process. Don’t know what 3D printing is? Come to the Faire and you’ll find out!
Christopher Hall, a champion of young makers, will be leading an all day, ongoing workshop where you get to create Squishy Circuits. What’s that, do you ask? Well imagine you had a battery, a couple wires, and an LED connected together so the LED lights up. Now, replace the wires with a mixture that acts like conductive Play Doh, and you’ve got yourself a squishy circuit!
You’ll get to cook up this concoction and then learn some circuitry basics with switches, LEDs, and batteries. Each participant will get a small kit so that they can continue with their electrical experiments at home. Friends and adults alike are encouraged to participate!
Maker Faire community meet Britt Bass. Britt, meet the Maker Faire community. Britt Bass, a Georgia native, is a multi-talented artist that works with paper, fabric, paint, color, and other mediums. She’s been kind enough to commit to come to the Faire and spend the day creating a live installation using all of those things. Have you ever witnessed someone creating an immense, undulating work of art? You will…
When’s the last time you saw a woodturning artist carve a block of wood into a wooden spinning top? Well if you happened to be in at the Hydrangea Festival in Douglasville on the weekend of June 4th, you’d probably say “I guess it was the weekend of June 4th in Douglasville.” That’s where I got to meet Steve Pritchard, a veteran wood artist and president of the Georgia Association of Woodturners. He was having a blast making tops and then coloring them with some markers to hand to all of the kids. Do you even remember the last time you spun one of these little guys? Regardless of your answer, it’s been too long!
Come to the Faire on October 6th, shake Steve’s hand, and watch him work some magic.