Last week, I went to the NoVa Mini Maker Faire with [carrythewhat?] replications. If you’re not familiar with Maker Faires, I wrote a little bit about them after I attended my first one in Norfolk, Virginia.
I couldn’t believe how many 3D printers I saw there. There was an entire gymnasium filled with 3D printers, and all makers of all skill levels experimenting with them! Many members of the NOVARRG (Northern Virginia RepRap Group) were there showing their DIY 3D printers, many of them actually printing during the event!
There was also a company that would scan your head and make a 3D print of it right in front of you! It’s amazing to see how far and how fast the technology has evolved in just a few years.
Nova Labs also had a small table set up where they had various types of dough and simple electrical components where you could build your own circuit! The colored dough is conductive, while the non-colored dough is not, and acts as a dielectric preventing current from passing. Using a little battery pack, you could build a simple LED circuit!
Here are some more pictures from the Faire, in no particular order. I could have spent an entire weekend taking pictures of all the interesting things there, but I only had a few hours!