The Mega Claw – Maker Faire (8 of 9)

The Night Before Maker Faire

‘Twas the night before Maker Faire, when all through the house
Not a motor was spinning, not even gauss;
The sensors were mounted, on the joystick with care,
In hopes that Bre Pettis soon would be there;
The engineers were nestled all snug in their beds,
Whiles visions of tesla coils buzzed in their heads;
The prizes were ready, some were wizard caps,
Some were inflatables, but none are pure crap.

Happy Maker Faire!

Some random things

So we figured out how to pump up 1000 balloons quickly. We are bringing one of these home depot bucket vac and adding a nozzle to it. The nozzle is just the right size so we don’t even need to hold it on the nozzle.  Also as planned,  the machine fits inside one minivan. (tools in another car)

We won’t show any videos of the full machine until after Maker Faire. It won’t have all the bells and whistles quite yet like it will at the faire, but here is a teaser.

See you all at Maker Faire!

Table of contents

The Mega Claw – Intro (Splash)

The Mega Claw – Logistics (1 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Concepts and Experiments (2 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Claaaaw (3 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Joystick (4 of 9)

The Mega Claw – The Frame (5 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Electronics & Software (6 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Prizes (7 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Maker Faire (8 of 9)

The Mega Claw – Summary (9 of 9)

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