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June, 2009:

Lesser Lights at Cafe du Norde 06.25.2009

06.25.2009 Lesser Lights at Cafe du Norde
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Sailboards and a pile of mammals

06.19.2009 Sailborders

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Mike and Katie in a dogpile

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My First Maker Faire: Maker Faire 2009 (it was awesome)

I’ve read about Maker Faire for years.

Most of the art, projects, crafts and surrounding mix of disparate nerd/geek/counter culture is inspiring.

This being my first year living in the Bay-ness, I decided to attend.

Aside from my inability to wake  up early enough to see 10-2 (sat) or 10-3  (sun), it was perfect.

I spent 6 hours there on Saturday and convinced my housemate, Katie, to come for day two and we spent 3 hours at the expo center Sunday.

She and I both LOVED the whole thing.

We also found a cheap, cool, local, southern Indian vegetarian restaurant about 5 blocks from the Expo Center, Annapoorna.

The service was wonderful and the food was inexpensive.

We got two entrees and could have shared one as large as the portions were.

Photos and Video of Maker Faire below!

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Tesla Coils
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Life-size mousetrap


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Human/self-powered midway rides.
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Moss kirin

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And more Bikes
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Steampunk!

Things that shoot fire.


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The gigantic mechanical hand.
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Kinetic Sculptures

Colored Kinetic Fluid as a dress