I had a blast at VMMF 2013. Gerard took some pictures and generously shared them with us after the event.
Some older samples were brought along and then we started taking requests from visitors to the booth. Pictures were selling right off the floor – sometimes they sold before the machine finished drawing! After testing different prices it seems like $0.50/minute fits the market well.
At 2pm on saturday the internet died. So I used my Canon camera to start taking portraits and draw them on the robot. I’m still working through the backlog of images to draw – it was a big success! If you left me your email I’ll be sharing the image with you on facebook as soon as it’s done.
I also brought along my newest creation, a mini stewart platform and the “waldo” that drives it. This is really exciting stuff – the waldo could be used to play most FPS games one-handed, giving you a huge advantage over other players. The Stewart Platform could be used to shake you realistically while you wear your Occulus Rift goggles. I would sell the two in a single box and when you open the lid there’d be assembly instructions printed on a barf bag.
I also brought my 3 armed delta robot and 4 armed delta robot for show. All in all I’d say it was a great hit. I look forward to having branding and stickers and a team. Maybe even be a VMMF sponsor? Fingers crossed.