Maker Faire attendees try tossing "The Jack," a giant inflatable sculpture from Chromaforms.
This is yours truly getting a demo of MakeVR, an app for the HTC Vive that lets you create 3D models in virtual reality.
Attendees line up to try the HTC Vive.
Danny Scheible makes sculptures out of masking tape. He also teaches his Tapigami techniques to students young and old.
He can even make Tapigami behind his back.
A Tapigami version of the Millennium Falcon. It's part of Danny Scheible's "Tape Wars" initiative, which he describes as a "fight against the lack of imagination."
Inside the "Dark Room," Danny Scheible created an illuminated version of Tapigami.
Also in the Dark Room: "Space Garden" by Astro Botanicals.
Erick Dunn makes "bioluminoids," illuminated sculptures inspired by sea life.
Dunn's sculptures are illuminated by FlickerStrip, which lets you use a smartphone app to control the lighting effects.
Brent Oster's "Miku" describes herself as "an artificial intelligence embodied in a holographic form." You can see how she works in this YouTube video.
"Fleeting" by Gijs van Bon prints text on latex paint, then uses a stick to transform order into chaos. His "Sandwriter Skryf" was a highlight of last year's Maker Faire.
So many choices!
Theron Trowbridge made this "8-Bit Ukulele." It's one of many interesting projects from Crash Space, a hacker space in Los Angeles.
More from CrashSpace: Barb Noren and Chris Ellerby created "Maker Mayhem," an open-source board game for makers.
Steve Goldstein and Kevin Jordan made this "Levitating Fountain," in which water drops flow up or pause. It uses a strobe light, so shooting video was a challenge.
Ray Gun and "Rock 'n' Roll Maze" in the Cupertinker booth.
Ina Yosun Chang ( @yosun) creates "magic tricks" using augmented reality. She's currently seeking beta testers for her apps.
FaceShop is an app that detects your face and applies a mask. That's me taking a picture.
One of Yosun's apps lets you place a virtual object on the potholder. When you hold the potholder at an angle, the object follows along.
Wonderstucts by Andy and Keith Johnston is a kit that lets you build wooden Rube Goldberg contraptions.
Costume armor from Thorsson & Associates Workshop.
You don't want to mess with these guys.
Cardboard dragon from The Grid Kit.
Nick Williams built a laser cutter using a Shapeoko CNC router, diode laser and his own custom firmware. He once sold the laser head, but now he's considering other ways to commercialize the technology, such as setting up a service bureau for laser-cut designs.
The "Oddjob Ensemble" offered musical accompaniment for "The Traveling Spectacular," an entertaining vaudeville show featuring magic acts and comedy.
Chris Espinosa's Giant Spirograph lets kids use a scooter to draw spiral artwork on the ground. The drawing mechanism uses liquid chalk and a tennis ball, much like a ballpoint pen.
This is "Intel Outside" (my name), a large exhibit area showcasing technology for makers.
Inside the Intel exhibit: Makerologist, a Seattle-based "maker technology agency."