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Maker Faire is over!

I’m dead tired, but so proud we made this happen (check the hyperlapse video, it’s my favorite).

Anyway, let’s see what’s been happening here for the last week.


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Here’s some electrifyingly awesome fashion design that would’ve made Nikola Tesla proud. Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht created (and modeled) this stunning Faraday Cage Dress, a metal garment capable of conducting nearly one million volts of electricity. The dress is made of metal plates, 600 rings of chain mail, plasma ball epaulets and a helmet covered in metal spikes with a protective face grill.

To construct and successfully model the dress Wipprecht collaborated with ArcAttack, an Austin, TX-based performance art group who use Tesla coils and Faraday suits as part of their act. Wipprecht modeled her Faraday Cage Dress in a dazzling performance at the 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire in May:

“Standing stalwartly between a pair of Tesla coils, electricity arcing around her to the strains of In the Hall of the Mountain King by ArcAttack, Wipprecht remained safe in the confines of her homemade Faraday cage, which distributed the electrical charge around its exterior while shielding the contents within.”

Click here for video footage of the performance, including Anouk Wipprecht’s perspective from inside the suit.

If you’re interested in knowing more about how this phenomenal garment was made, Wipprecht wrote all about it in a detailed Instructables post entitled “How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning.” However she cautions amateurs against trying to reproduce the dress one their own:

“If the arcs raise through your heart, you might not live to tell, so if anything, this process was done very carefully,” she said. “ArcAttack have been doing this for over 12 years and are specialists in their field.”

Head over to Instructables to learn more about this astounding project.

[via Inhabitat and ecouterre]

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The robot spider that shrieks as it walks


While this eight legged creature is still a prototype, UC Santa Barbara alum Matthew Garten hopes to debut the finished robot for this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire.  Currently the wooden joints in the legs let out a loud squeal that he’s hoping won’t be in the final version (but definitely give off a creepy vibe in his test video).

The technology he’s using is known as the Klann linkage and essentially was developed in the mid-1990s to replace a robot’s wheels by simulating an animal’s walk. 

Matthew, seeing himself as both an engineer and inventor, says that robots roam his home.  He’s worked on a wide range of projects from MEMS stem cell sorting to rocket-propelled grenade defense. Also you may have seen Matthew’s open source steampunk Arduino watch on Instructables a few years ago.

the makers - team everyday love will be at maker faire in san mateo this weekend! also, as a fun collaboration, zazzle asked me to create some coloring book pages and they will be available at their booth (as well as some fun prizes)! this print will be available at my booth in the bazaar bizarre tent. ^_^ hope to see you there!

Meet the makers and experiment with new design technology at the Design Interactions Studio October 21–November 14. 

[Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, born 1980). Color Chaser. 2010-2013. Plastic and electronics components. 1 15/16 × 5 1/16 × 5 1/16″ (5 × 12.8 × 12.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer]