Release the robots! Maker Faire Detroit is coming this Saturday and Sunday and things are about to get technologically impressive and beep-boopy and all kinds of how did you make this?! awesome.
Maker Faire (makerfaire.com), for those who are unfamiliar, is the self-proclaimed “Greatest Show-and-Tell on Earth.” Basically, the “makers” from all over the country and even world make cool stuff and then everyone gathers together and marvel at the wonders of human creation. And it’s not just robots—Maker Faire attractions in the past have included art sculptures and motorcycles from Dozer Studio https://www.facebook.com/dozerstudio, a chunk of a theme park http://theatrebizarre.com, a waterfall swingset http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCtxZzDcgW8#at=67, and, um, brain-powered “liquid flame balls” from hacker space i3 Detroit http://www.i3detroit.com/ (SO COOL).
According to the schedule online http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/schedule/, Maker Faire will host scheduled talks, drag races, performances, and “Life-Sized Mousetrap” showings (it’s not as terrifying as it sounds).
Technically, Maker Faire Detroit isn’t in Detroit, but rather at the geeky-cool Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. One-day tickets range from free to $28, two-day tickets from free to $47, and then there’s the “Maker Faire Detroit Superpass,” which includes a number of other Henry Ford attractions. Group pricing is available. For more information, visit the website http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/, and I’ll see you this weekend among the robots!