The friendly folks at DIG invited us to join them again for their 2nd annual Make Room at the LOSCON39 Science Fiction Convention during the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year we were in a bigger space with even more Makers and I loved the wonderful comraderie we all shared. Makers included: Deezmaker 3D print shop, a beer maker from the Maltose Falcons Brewing Club, Tim Lewis the animatronics guy, several tables of Arduino projects, the ThinBot Bartending Robot, Crash Space, Mag Labs, an amazing NAO robot and more. Larry Burch ran an Arduino workshop and he and Annika from LA Robotics Club were part of an Arduino panel at 10am that was packed!
NAO robot J2 performing Tai Chi. This robot was fascinating to watch, it can dance, sit down and stand up and even recognize faces. Handler Jay Jay (Danilo Napalan)
The ThinBot Bartending robot by Kevin Roche, the bell notifying you that your drink is ready is a perfect touch.
Tim Lewis, Tim Laren, James Howarth and Larry Burch, whom I bemusedly dubbed The Arduino Geek Squad for the weekend.
Larry Burch holding the beginnings of a gun made with Arduino.
Half of Darth Vader’s 3D printed head from Deezmakers. Bequi asked for the castoff in order to see if it would work as a Mason Bee habitat. Mason Bees are stingless native pollinators in North America.