Maker Faire 2014 Mold3D Recap

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Our first trip to Maker Faire is a wrap, and the experience didn't disappoint. It was a dizzying array of ideas, inventions and a dash of burning man thrown in. 

For those of you who don't know much about MakerFaire, it is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset".

While 3D printing certainly played a part at the event, what most impressed me was the energy and real impact of the 'maker movement'. It's exciting to imagine the new inventions and cultural changes this movement will inspire. 

 

Check out some of our photo highlights:

One of many burning man inspired mechanical vehicles roaming the grounds at Maker Faire.

One of many burning man inspired mechanical vehicles roaming the grounds at Maker Faire.

A daring kid.

A daring kid.

Robert Downey, is that you in there?

Robert Downey, is that you in there?

Hand crafted Battle Armor for mice. 

Hand crafted Battle Armor for mice. 

3D Printing played a large part at the MakerFaire this year.

3D Printing played a large part at the MakerFaire this year.

The Xfab printer is an Italian beauty.

The Xfab printer is an Italian beauty.

Some prints of various materials from the Xfab printer. Very impressive quality with smooth finishes straight out of the machine.

Some prints of various materials from the Xfab printer. Very impressive quality with smooth finishes straight out of the machine.

Yes that's a 3D printed pancake. Just because you can...

Yes that's a 3D printed pancake. Just because you can...

Form1 Print of a character bust from well known artist Neville Page.

Form1 Print of a character bust from well known artist Neville Page.

An Ultimaker 2 Print. The quality of this FDM printer is pretty amazing.

An Ultimaker 2 Print. The quality of this FDM printer is pretty amazing.

Shapeways had an impressive lineup of 3D Printable material options on display.

Shapeways had an impressive lineup of 3D Printable material options on display.

Pre-historic prints. Makerbot showed off a broad range of 3D printed objects.

Pre-historic prints. Makerbot showed off a broad range of 3D printed objects.

Mini resin Printer. We are keeping an eye out for this upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Mini resin Printer. We are keeping an eye out for this upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Master Sculptor Adam Beane selling his range of sculpting products.

Master Sculptor Adam Beane selling his range of sculpting products.

Makerbot recently announced their partnership with the Sesame Street brand. A very impressive 3D print of the iconic sign!

Makerbot recently announced their partnership with the Sesame Street brand. A very impressive 3D print of the iconic sign!