Once again, I find myself in front of my computer on a day of leisure (the weekend...even though I am working from 3pm - 9pm today) and I notice you people have not been kind enough to produce blog posts for me to enjoy.
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.
So, I thought I'd tell you about Maker Faire.
banner thoughtlessly stolen from the website of my place of employment
I had lunch with one of the curators the other day, and she said to think of Maker Faire as the State Fair, but with robots. A very apt description, I think. Maker Faire has previously been held in San Francisco, and New York-type places, but this is their first full appearance in the Midwest (there was a mini version in Ann Arbor about a month ago).
From the website of The Henry Ford:
A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things. Experience it here, in the birthplace and showplace of one of the world’s most famous tinkerers, Henry Ford.
If you are a local yokel and are so inclined, I will be at the gift area next to the Automotive Hall of Fame from 3pm-9pm today and from 9am-1pm on Sunday.