MAKE Newsletter for May 9, 2007
Create Teeny Tiny Solar Robots plus Maker Faire Is Almost Here!
Couple things this week, friends, and first up is our latest video. Learn how to make little, teeny, tiny robots called beambots that are powered by the sun! We also make a beambot from a kit. Kits are always a good way to break into a genre of making. We have a sponsor (Microchip), so if you're inclined, check them out -- it helps MAKE make things!
Next up, Maker Faire is almost here -- crazy! Check out our Maker Faire section AND the Maker Faire site for all the latest and greatest.
We'd like to thank our sponsors, media sponsors, and exhibitors. Here are just some of the folks you'll see at Maker Faire in addition to over 200 makers and a lot of surprises!
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, Adobe, Carlo Rossi, Chronicle Books, Lion Brand Yarn Company, ShopBot, Sun Microsystems, Inc., TechShop, Texterity
Boing Boing, Cool Hunting, EE Times, IEEE Spectrum, Laughing Squid, OReilly Media, ReadyMade, Robot Magazine, San Jose Tech Museum, Swap Thing, TODO, Toolmonger, Twitter
Epilog Laser, Future Technology Device International, Ltd.,
Hardtent RV Rental, HSC Electronic Supply, iFixit, Instructables, iRobot, Joby, LEGO, Lulu.com, OpenMoko, PictureItPostage.com, ProtoPulsion Inc., RadioShack, Revell Incorporated, Simplified Building Concepts, Solarbotics Ltd., Sony Electronics, Surplus Center, Wired/ GeekDad
The next time you hear from us will be from Maker Faire, wooo!
The maker's paradise this year will be Maker Faire 2007, a two-day family-friendly event celebrating engineering, arts, science, and crafts. On May 19-20, 2007, thousands of crafters and makers will converge at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring hundreds of makers, tons of workshops, and more cool inventions than you can imagine, this event is sure to leave you buzzing with inspiration for months to come. Advanced tickets sales end at midnight PST on Thursday, May 10th.
From the MAKE Blog
To make your solar beambots this weekend, you can download this weeks PDFcast complete with an article from the magazine! Gareth Branwyn wrote this how-to article on how to make two solar roller beambots. Download it, print it out, and get to making your bots! PDF Link