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Maker Faire 2012

21 May 2012

This year's Maker Faire was made extra special because they scheduled an eclipse to take place during the event. Below is a quick and dirty time-lapse spanning nearly an hour. In reality the sun's crescent was sharply defined, but my auto-focus camera didn't seem understand what it was looking at and the result was rather blurry. I'll try harder for next month's occultation of Venus (weather permitting).

[Time-lapse of solar eclipse.]

The Maker Faire was as huge and great as always. In previous years Google's presence was anchored by SketchUp. But this year they were absent -- presumably as a result of Sketchup being sold. As a result, I unexpectedly became Google's only presence. Our booth was packed as I demoed what I've been working on for the past year. More on that later...

Although I didn't get to see much of the show this year, I did get a kick out of seeing the Lego Crèche. Happy children floating in a sea of Lego bricks, ringed by weary parents.

[Children playing with Lego.]

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