Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013 - A Brief Photo Essay (GALLERY)
Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013 wrapped up over the weekend, and while it was mostly Team Skeletonics' giant human-powered exoskeleton that held our attention, there were a few other items of interest - here's a bite-sized gallery with a few notions of what we encountered.
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About Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013
Via Stett Holbrook at MakeZine, an overview of the second annual Maker Faire: Tokyo 2013:
"Maker Faire Tokyo [was last] Sunday and Monday, Nov. 3-4. The fair is in its second year and [was] held again at the National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation. Last year’s event attracted about 10,000 attendees and this year is expected to be even bigger. Here’s a sampling of what’s on tap:
[Team Skeletonics] makes mechanical suits that give the wearer twice the power of mere humans. Due to legal restrictions, their usage is limited [at the show], but they will be on display at the fair. [The] line-up of speakers [was] particularly good this year:
- Autodesk CEO Carl Bass [gave] a presentation entitled “the appearance of new manufacturing in North America.
- littleBits’ Paul Rothman [was] joined by Sakamaki Masahiko and Shigeru Kobayashi for a presentation about open source hardware.
- Fukushima Wheel [conducted] “reinvent the wheel, ” an effort to use big data and sensors attached to bicycles to gather and share information about Fukishima, site of the [nuclear meltdown component of the 2011 Tohoku Disaster].
- ARTSAT envisions a satellite as a device that ”that connects the earth and the universe” and new possibilities in the use of space in artistic expression.
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Images: Reno J. Tibke, AkihabaraNews.com