This past weekend Detroit hosted the second annual Maker Faire at The Henry Ford. Maker Faire started in 2006 in San Mateo, CA and quickly word spread about how fun and amazing it was and soon other areas organized local Maker Faire events. It is a weekend long celebration of everything fantastic about learning and teaching, science and engineering, arts and crafts, and everything in between. It gives a place for every DIY’er and home-brew hacker to come together and show off what they love – creating.
For the trip – mom and I were absolutely smitten with about 1000 ideas from the DISboards for planning, and crafts, and all sorts of fun extras. Sadly, many had to fall by the wayside. Some I got halfway done… All source images ©Disney where applicable. Penny tubes – I DID get a mini m&m tube for keeping my clean pennies and quarters for the machines. This was a GREAT tip. It was always handy, and made it a lot more fun to stop at every machine. I didn’t however manage to get a custom label printed out for it. Vintage pennies – I read to make sure to collect…