The most distinct architectural feature of the new Central Library is its dome. With the goal of paying homage to it we planned our booth with a diversity of activities but a defining project: dome hats. Cut from a single sheet of 8′x10″ paper these beauties stretched and twisted and transformed into a cap (with Maker Faire visor) which delighted many a child (and adult!).
While it “capped” our efforts there were many things to talk about with visitors.
Making is an activity that covers such a vast range that we could only reasonably expect to show a small sample. There for viewing were a 3D printer with samples, a quad copter with transmitter, and LED cube driven by Arduino. In addition we had R2D2 pimping Make Bot stickers (thanks Greg!), Rokenbok construction blocks and a myriad of coloring options. It was a very busy booth.
While sharing the joys of making was the primary activity, the most important message we delivered was that San Diego’s first-ever Maker Faire is coming on December 7 to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. We also discussed the library’s 3D printers which will become available for patron use and FabLab San Diego where so many making programs are available.
However, none of this would have happened without an amazingly committed crew of people. While booth staff changed throughout the day, we were able to snap a shot of the team before the onslaught which happened to include a complete stranger who got it right … ours was a first class team!
Check out this time lapse of our day in the booth: Time Laps of Library Booth.