One of the things we did at Maker Faire Milwaukee was something we called "Cap and Scrap", which involved collecting up all of the plastic bottle caps we could find, and using them to create a portrait... and we figured we should honor a Milwaukee legend in the process, so Bob Uecker was the obvious choice!
We couldn't have done this project without the help of the community. Many family members and friends collected caps, and we even had our friends from the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire send us a big box of caps.
And finally, artist and designer Dena Nord was instrumental in taking the project on and helping people take part in the process by gluing the caps in place. (We also had a number of other volunteers helping out during the weekend so Dena could take a break!)
You see a lot of amazing things at Maker Faire, and this year we ended the event with Jake from Milwaukee Makerspace throwing on his suit of armor (the one he spent hundreds of hours making) and doing battle with our large Tesla coil.
Here's Jake setting up his suit of armor to share with the crowd at Maker Faire Milwaukee. Below you can check out the video Knight versus Tesla Coil!
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We'd like to give a huge thanks to all the makers, speakers, workshop leaders, volunteers, and attendees at Maker Faire Milwaukee!
This year we had over 175 makers willing to share their projects and their passion with a record crowd, and we couldn't have done it without everyone's help. (We also saw 45,390 attendees come though the doors of Maker Faire Milwaukee!)
We hope you were inspired by what you saw, and left Maker Faire with the desire to learn new skills, and make new things.
From the staff at Maker Faire Milwaukee, thanks again, and we'll see you next year! :)
The first day of Maker Faire Milwaukee is complete, and we welcomed over 29,000 visitors through the doors. There's a lot to see at Maker Faire, so here's a few photos of what you missed, as well as a time lapse video of the crowd... And don't worry, we've got another day to go!
Join us on Sunday, September 27th, 2015 from 10am to 5pm for the second half of Maker Faire Milwaukee. There's so much more to see!
Remember when Chris Messina proposed using the pound sign for categorization and eventually it became known as the hashtag? Well, it doesn't matter if you remember it, all you need to know is that #MakerFaireMKE is a great way to follow the posts about Maker Faire Milwaukee, and to share your posts with others.
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