So this was SplitReaction’s first year at Maker Faire 2010 NYC. We wanted to wow the crowd and build something awesome, a project that would inspire kids to become makers and engineers. Also it had to be fun to build so of course the best thing was a Mega Claw Game. The second we thought of the idea, the nostalgia of numerous rigged items and victorious grabs overwhelmed us.
A claw game was a challenge since it had plenty of electrical work, construction and ideas to present at Maker Faire and for the blog. It was also tough because we wanted to build it bigger than anything we’ve ever worked on, ten feet by ten feet to be exact.
One promise we made to ourselves was to make it fair and for no one to walk away empty handed. Also we wanted a big grand prize that would have a guaranteed winner during the event.
This was a pretty big project with plenty of updates so we’ll try to hit each major milestone in posts with some minor posts in between.
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Maker Faire NYC 2010 Editors Choice Award
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Idea or Events for the Mega Claw?