October 21, 2007

Maker Faire

We enjoyed the Maker Faire today! It's basically a "fair" of all sorts of creative inventions and art - that people have imagined and built on their own. It's quite an experience to witness all of the unique things at this fair... and all of the unique people :) It's put on by Make magazine. Check it out here. It gives you some great ideas, inspiration & instruction on how to make all sorts of crazy things... all by yourself.

Here's William with one of the many robots... This was a "robo cop" model... that just might come to your neighborhood soon... and replace your friendly policeman. This one isn't so merciful... he basically gives you 20 seconds to "comply" and if you don't... it sounds like he'll blast you away! He claims to reduce the crime rates everywhere.


For the Battlestar Galactica fans... Happy Halloween! Here's a cylon version of the ultimate pumpkin... your doorstep could be the envy of the neighborhood.


If you ever wanted to know what to do with all your junk mail... check out this artist who creates art with all of her junk mail.



And of course they had an "art car" section. Here's William in front of the camera van.



And our favorite part of the fair...was the bike rodeo.... I've never seen so many happy smiles on the faces of adults... it was like a gigantic playground. And we definitely joined in....

The shot below would have been better if we could have captured the moments when I was riding on the front panel.... and William continued to tip me over....

Here's a bicycle merry-go-round. No electricity or fuel needed - just human pedaling power!
And many more carnival rides... all powered through pedals....
So as a result, the Chans are now lifetime advocates of the Cycle Circus. We're just hoping the upcoming presidential issues would veer off of the serious topics for a bit - to include converting electricity/fuel powered American fairs into pedal powered circuses. The world could become a better place. (no, we have not turned into liberals... but we do enjoy a good bike ride :)

1 comment:

Dina said...

There is nothing wrong with a good bike ride! Though you would FREEZE to death if you tried that here now. Lots of Lycra out on the roads which is far from attractive on some! Envying your sunshine and obvious warm weather!