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Stamp and Seek

1) Make a new post to showcase the stamp and letterbox you are creating for one of the Makers at the Faire.  Who is the Maker?  What do they create?  Why did you pick this Maker for your stamp?  When you've carved the stamp, upload an image of it.

2) Email your Maker to ask if they are willing to host your letterbox during the Faire.  Copy and paste the text below (or write your own note), add a short explanation of why you chose them, and maybe ask for suggestions for images you could carve to represent them.  If you don't want to use your own school email to make this connection, send your message to me (along with an email address for the Maker,) and I will contact the Maker for you.

Dear ________,
For the 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire, my middle school class is hosting a booth called Stamp and Seek.  People will carve tiny, original rubber stamp images, and then they are invited to go find "letterboxes" containing original art stamps that we've carved to celebrate our favorite Makers.  This is a little bit like low-tech geocaching.  Would you be willing to have my stamp at your booth during the Faire?  A few people might ask you for it so they can stamp the image, and it won't take up much of your time.  Out of all the Makers at the Faire, I chose you because (explain why).  I am thinking of carving (describe image here), but I'm open to your suggestions.
Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks!
Sincerely,
(your name here)

Maker Fair Stamp

posted May 11, 2014, 9:51 PM by Stella Rich

I chose the to make a stamp for Archimedes Design. The makers of this are Toby Vann and Michael Gates. I chose these makers for my stamp because I thought their idea was interesting and when I saw it I wanted to make a stamp of it. Their idea is a portable dome system for outdoor events like festivals. 

AeroQuad

posted May 11, 2014, 6:28 PM by Kolton Lee

My maker is a group called AeroQuad. AeroQuad creates quad copters that are different sises and shapes. I picked this maker because I thought that quad-copters are very cool and complex. 

Pedal Race Cars

posted May 11, 2014, 10:56 AM by tayari.miller@watershedschool.org

My maker,Todd Barricklow builds pedal race cars that are made from old bicycle parts. He also makes other pedal vehicles, for example he recently built an odd and really tall bike sculpture out of steel. His vehicles might be pedal powered but are still fast.  


Motorized La-Z-Boy

posted May 2, 2014, 6:57 AM by Dylan Farrell

Powered by a 36 volt, 55 ampere-hour battery back and a 6 Horsepower permanent magnet AC motor, the motorized La-Z-Boy is the ultimate leisure vehicle. It is capable of speeds up to 20 MPH. I chose the motorized la Z boy because it looked really cool and I thought it was awesome how you could ride a chair.

Bandit Guns by James Osgood

posted May 1, 2014, 8:58 PM by james.osgood@watershedschool.org   [ updated May 1, 2014, 8:59 PM ]

I chose bandit guns, a company that makes the best rubber-band guns i've ever seen I picked them because of the craftsmanship they put into the weapons  you know those ones that are just a solid wood piece and a few plastic parts laaame! but take a look at the bandit guns main model:
 they make it out of all different shape wood pieces  if theres anything unique about these rubber band firearms its that!  and due to my interest  I will be making a stamp for this maker
 

BitLock

posted May 1, 2014, 8:09 PM by jonathan.morrison@watershedschool.org   [ updated May 2, 2014, 9:08 PM ]

BitLock is a Bluetooth-enabled bicycle U-Lock that uses the a smartphone as the key. Mehrdad Majzoobi is the designer for this bluetooth bike lock. He graduated from Rice University with his master and doctorate degree in Electrical and Computer engineering. Not only dose this lock up your bike but it also tracks how many calories you burned, miles you rode and how many CO2 emissions you saved. This also shows the location of your bike so that you never loose it.

http://makerfaire.com/makers/bitlock-keyless-bike-lock-to-enable-bikesharing/    


MB Bird Mafia

posted May 1, 2014, 5:22 PM by Megan Bach   [ updated May 1, 2014, 5:23 PM ]

  The item that Bird Mafia makes is hand cut paper shadow boxes. Each shade or color is a different piece of paper.This is interesting because rom the pictures the paper is cut very thin. The stamp I would make is either the SILHOUETTE of trees or other nature scene because this seems to be the theme of the boxes. 

bhold designs

posted May 1, 2014, 5:18 PM by Jillian Hullett   [ updated May 1, 2014, 5:23 PM ]

My maker is Susan Taing who used to work at Google. Now she is the founder of bhold. Bhold is a 3D printing company that makes products that can make your life easier. For example they made bowl that was curved to improve sound coming from your iPhone. Also they have created a hook that can attach to your car's air conditioning vent, so that it can hold your phone like a mounted GPS.

Lift (aluminum and LED sculptures)

posted May 1, 2014, 5:15 PM by Alexandra Corradino

Micheal Gard has created these beautiful sculptures out of aluminum wire and LED lights. They are attached to a giant balloon at the top and a long string at the bottom so they float through the air. I chose this because I loved the idea of a glowing life sized angel. Although not all of them have wings I still love the floating lights. 

3D Printed Jewelry

posted May 1, 2014, 4:39 PM by fiona.dempsey@watershedschool.org   [ updated May 1, 2014, 4:45 PM ]

Image of Rhombic Dodecahedron earringsThe maker is Todd Blatt. He is in a firm that specializes in different types of 3D printing and digital fabrication. I chose Custom 3D Stuff because I think that it is really amazing that you can just print this very elaborate jewelry. I really like a lot of the designs of he jewelry and I think that it is a really creative way to make jewelry. For the stamp, I might want to carve one of their earring designs because they are really pretty, but I also might do their logo.

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