Maker Faire 2012 was a blast!

My family just spent an amazing day at the 2012 World Maker Faire in New York. It was a blast! Between the life-sized mousetrap and the kids coloring a Zipcar, there was so much to see and do. What amazed me most was the fact that almost every single booth had at least one 3D printer or a CNC router. The kids plundered every 3D printing booth they could find and everyone went home with an amazing array of impressions and a full bag of goodies.

It was also nice to catch up with some Trimble SketchUp folks at their booth. They actually managed to get their hands on a full-size CAT digger and rightfully claimed it to also be a 3D printer. Can’t argue with that.

Here are some impressions:

The view back to NYC from Queens
Mini drawing robots
The kids got 3D printed bracelets

More 3D printed goodness
A robot needs fixing
Customer support
Driving cupcake meets SketchUp
Mark (from Trimble) and Me

And here is the complete gallery: