Archive for the ‘Makelangelo’ Category
Best year ever at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire! We broke all our sales records. The surprise hit was our Arduino starter kits, selling way better than anticipated. I had a surprising number of requests to see all our robots. Our two tables have only so much room!
I was delighted to hear some people skipped every booth to see us first, and I was shocked – shocked, I say! – at the number of people who had never played Tetris before.
Unlike the Bay Area Maker Faire we had the Wifi we were promised the entire weekend, media attention, Maker Happiness people checking in on us, and some really exciting opportunities to network. New to me was a menu in the Maker check-in package and a slip to write down an order. That way a Maker Happiness volunteer could go get lunch and the Maker wouldn’t have to abandon their table. So thoughtful!
Next up I have to prepare to attend Geek Picnic in Moscow. It’s like the Russian Maker Faire. Follow us on Instagram to see pics while I’m over there.
There are now 1006 Makelangelos around the world. To celebrate I invested Sunday to build a new website just for the Makelangelo robot. Thursday and Friday last week were spent making “how to assemble” videos and now they’re being edited together.
I am humbled and grateful that you enjoy this project so much. Thank you!
Cinekid festival in Holland is looking for a Makelangelo user to show off at this year’s festival in October. Are you available?
I know you’re out there from the map of Makelangelos around the world. That’s why we added a Dutch translation to the software. Hello, Vlaardingen! You have been busy.
So if you’re machine is ready and you’d like to show off for a weekend, ping me. Forums, twitter, Instagram, Facebook, live chat… I’m not hard to find. I’ll hook you up. Maybe it can be the Amsterdam Makelangelo users meetup.
There are so many opportunities now that I can’t take them all. I feel like this guy, only the limes are opportunities.
I mentioned on Facebook I’d set up a quick order form for the Makelangelos so things are nicely streamlined for the Maker Faires.
Check the form live here and let me know what you think.
This morning I was asked if I would be on television to advertise our local maker fair. Of course! I’ll go on television any day. I just hope they pick a time when I’m in town!
Speaking of out of town, get this: the Russian embassy in Canada only handles visa applications through one company. The company has no offices anywhere west of Toronto. They also want me to bring in my passport … or mail it to their offices and they’ll send it back.
If this lengthy and questionable method succeeds, I’ll be at Geek Picnic instead of in town for the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Not to worry! I’ll have some fans & friends man the booth. Of course there will be robots. New this year we’ll have some fun stuff to make at our booth. Look out overhead!
Now I’ve also received interest from cinekid, a children’s media festival in Amsterdam. Amsterdam! It’s been so long.
Marginally Clever is truly international now and it’s all because of you. Thanks to you every more people are becoming robot-savvy and my army of minions grows. Maniacal laugh! This is great. Moon robots, together.