Maker Faire San Mateo 2014

We just returned from California and a tremendous weekend at Maker Faire. Once again we found ourselves inspired after meeting hundreds of visitors, and so many creative and energetic makers, including Pierre Grand designer of MAKE’s information kiosk, our neighbors Timbrr, and fellow finalists in MAKE’s Pitch Your Prototype competition. The Open Source Living Room exhibited the furniture we cut at Bill Young’s shop last month. We also featured our first lamp prototype that shares the principles of AtFAB furniture: open source, downloadable cut files for CNC. We’re working with Bill to develop a lamp series that provides an elegant way to feature LED/Arduino inventions in your work and living space.

We worked with to enlist fabricators around the US to customize and fabricate unique versions of a 5-30 Minute Chair, which would provide Maker Faire visitors with a place to take a break. The chairs were filled most of the weekend, and were as much a curiosity as a respite. The team at RRPS, Inc carved exquisite patterns into the chairs, while Erik Andracke’s Shop Class at Mahomet High School made their own adjustments to the design, and finished it beautifully. Greg Flanagan of Tree on a Hill Workshop produced a Queen Anne Mashup, that won an Editor’s Choice award from MAKE. You can download the Queen Anne cut files here.