The biggest show and tell on Earth. Certainly living up to the expectations. Overwhelmingness of creative, smart, innovative, fun, extreme, original MAKERS. Instead of everyone asking, “So what do you do?” we’re more often asking, “What do you Make?” It is so enriching to be surrounded by these type of people. We’re all changing the world and furthering the Internet of Things, and basically, they’ve got to extend this faire to 3 days open to the public.
Epicness in no particular order.
I met R2D2 outside the gate, well…we’ve met before at the Tech Museum of Innovation! R2D2 was waiting to get in like the rest of us at 7:30am sharp! Roll on little bot, roll on, we’ll get you a Linino module running in your systems so we can control you wirelessly!!
Federico – CEO of dog hunter and Linino.org – right on the front lines explaining our new ONE board to everyone. We are definitely quite the team of Linino supporters. Among us, I’m the only “American” and everyone else is multi-national! We were also fortunate enough to be joined by Quin of Qtechknow.org Check this 13 year old CEO out!!
The coolest Makers were attracted to our booth, overall, I enjoyed speaking with EVERYONE today, thanks for being present and checking out our brand new modules (only the ONE) is available, the rest are being produced in Taipei right now and will be available in June.
I reconnected with several Making Possibilities Workshop attendees, super fun that we could all get the Maker week started that way (though next year I want to go to Maker Con!)
Through the chain link fence…I saw Garrett Mace, of Macetech. I’ve always been a big fan, I own several pair of his LED shades, they are the best. Also, he got to talking with Federico and who knows, my dreams could come true of us having cross-over.
By total chance because I said, “hey girlfriend, love your outfit,” I met one of my ultimate Maker celebs! Kanjun Qiu is the author of Sew Electric – which now you will know about as a great great resource for learning about wearables. She even had the original little pillow monster from the cover of the book. Plus, she was the coolest nicest Maker and we are going to so conquer the world and teach together.
I met Erik Johnson with epic LED coat, B. Coole with her nice parasols, patches, buttons and fun creations. Quinn – famous maker kid, totally came to the Linino booth – twice!! And I got to introduce him to all my company and friends. Federico was so happy to meet him too, we had a fun photo op. Who knows, Quinn will have so many choices in life, what company is going to snatch him up?? He’s already got his own company so stay tuned to what he’s up to.
<3 <3 <3 Family Makers!!! <3 <3 <3
My dad even came to visit with our family friend Johanna. Yeah baby-boom Makers! My dad is definitely a Maker at heart, he loves to restore Farmall tractors and so he definitely checked out the Homegrown Village. We were fortunate to have both the Zamfirescu brothers on the Maker Faire scene this year. Though just a thin chain link fence divided us, J.D. was on the Arduino side and Gil was on the Linino side. Both wonderful microcontroller resources, though on our side we are the U.S. distributor of Arduino and all our modules allow programming in Arduino IDE, java, Node.js, Python, Ideino, or even Android apps. The future with Internet of Things is with Linino.org and our collaboration and design accommodations to work with many software options. J.D. and Gil and I like to work together teaching Arduino and Linino at Workshop Weekend in the East Bay. They’re both very knowledgable – forward thinking creative multi-talented Makers.
And I’ll leave you with the next generation – the kid Makers!
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