Maker's Faire - ShenZhen China
April 11, 2012
This was the first Makers Faire where I got to go with ChopSticks!
It was the first Makers Faire ever to be held in China so as you might expect it was not the huge spectacle that the American faires are. Eric Pan, who is the CEO of Seed Studios and currently sponsering LMR did a great job in organising this event.
It seems Eric was at the New York Makers Faire last year and immediately recognised Chopsticks. Unfortunately Chopstick was not in working condition at the time so people had to settle for watching videos of him in action. It was a lot of fun watching people do a double take upon being told he was made with chopsticks.
I had downloaded over 100 LMR robot videos from YouTube which is blocked here in China and had them playing continuously throughout the day.
Mitch Altman was there with his "TV be gone" and some of his other gadgets. I did try to say G'day but he appeared to be getting an interview from a local TV or newspaper.
There were videos being displayed on a big screen as well. Unfortunately the skylights let in a lot of light making it hard to see. Later some of the skylights got covered which helped a bit.
This was a one day event, short but still a fun chance for me to represent LMR and have a friendly chat with the competition.
More photos from Tyler and Claudia.