Detroit Maker Faire 2013

Today I attended the Detroit Maker Faire which was like touching my RSS feeds. I finally saw things like 3D printers in person! A few of my favorite exhibits were:

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Hypnocube from Ann Arbor, MI had an array of LED thingamajigs that I absolutely loved. One of them was programmed to look like Tetris blocks falling, too cool. Their kit instructions and videos can be found on http://www.hypnocube.com

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Cre Fuller’s robots are amazing. See more erectus roboticus tyranus at http://www.tinangrymen.com

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This is a pony from the Hackerspace ‘Legal Evil’ booth.

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These are from a car decorated in California by artist David Best. Note the Furby, My Little Pony and 45 records after my own heart.

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Girls are screwing in this photo (don’t even act like I’m the only one who thought that). Taken during the life-sized performance based on the board game ‘Mouse Trap’.

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Obligatory fire-breathing dragon that reigned dead center of the faire. Obviously awesome.

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Coming To Think Pink

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This was originally intended to be a quick photo of the pink lilies I brought inside (bottom:right) and ended up as several inside photos from my home’s “pink room” where many things are contained. And yes, those are Furbies from different generations.

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Outside, a lot of the pink lilies have taken over.

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I did a little research on how we came to associate “pink” with things like: glamour, girls, etc and it seems to have taken a lot of strong opinion over a span of time in order for us to so widely share our description and its “appropriate” applications in western culture. My personal belief is that there had to be more logical association behind it. Maybe the way we thought of the color pink began as simple as the reactions from a girl’s flushed face. Or vagina.

Then one day while on the battlefield a king tore the heart from his enemy. It was red. So he was all, “We’re giving red to the guys.” Etc etc, and so the colors were assigned.

DUHHH.