Archive for the ‘Makelangelo’ Category

Makelangelo Developer Preview, June 28 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Software, Forums, Russia

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Several projects were updated over the weekend, the forums have been tweaked, and I look forward to meeting you in Russia June 13-21.
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Marginally Clever at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2015

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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.

Congratulations for 1000 Makelangelos!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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!

An opportunity for Dutch Makelangelo owners

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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.

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Makelangelo Quick Order Form

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I mentioned on Facebook I’d set up a quick order form for the Makelangelos so things are nicely streamlined for the Maker Faires.

Maker Fair 2015 quick order form

Check the form live here and let me know what you think.

Maker Faire this weekend, and 989 Makelangelos

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

989 Makelangelos around the world. 11 Makelangelos and three days to hit 1000 while I am at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. ~I’m so excited~! You make this possible.

Yesterday with help from Fiverr.com I got Makelangelo new translations. If you can’t wait for the next software update, grab the files here direct: arabic, german, and dutch.

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.

What could go wrong?

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.

Makelangelo software update, May 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

I’m delighted to announce the Makelangelo software update v7.1.0 is now available for download. At the Bay Area Maker Faire, May 16 & 17 I will be giving hands-on demonstrations and talking about our exciting future. (more…)

Makelangelo software update coming May 8, 2015

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
La Peinture – Alfonse Mucha

Antonio Ianiero draws ‘La Peinture’ by Alfonse Mucha

As part of the celebrations for the Bay Area Maker Faire we’ll be releasing software update 7.1.0 on May 5, 2015. Now we need your help to get language translations ready. (more…)

New record: Biggest Makelangelo

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Twitter user tinyenormous sent in this entry for the #makelangelo contest and it’s easily the biggest makelangelo I’ve seen to date.

Measuring a whopping 10’x10′, he had to make his own extension cables.

“It was 10′ wide and around 10′ tall. The wall was painted with a whiteboard paint called ideapaint and It was writing with whiteboard markers.”

Here are some extra photographs of the giant makelangelo from the event. Make it the talking point of your next party.

If you have a larger machine, post it in the forums.