Coming on Sep 10, there will be a mini-Makers Faire at Georgia Tech near downtown Atlanta. http://www.makerfaireatl.com/Atlanta_Mini_Maker_Faire/Home.html http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Mini-Maker-Faire/125609224187815 From the list of attendees, it will definately be small and the local robotics club (AHRC) has signed for a space. So I volunteered as a helper but since this is the first one for Atlanta, the organizers of the mini-makers faire may not have a clear idea of their agenda or requirement per booth.
The plan so far for the club is bring their robots and show them off. This is a good start, but I am thinking that an interactive display may be needed. Hopefully, a project that is quick to build, easy to operate, and appeals to the masses. So far, I brainstormed and came up with a simple candy crane. Afterall, everyone loves candy. I will have to run it by the club to see if they are accepting of this.
With a candy crane, there are two types that I already have plans available for (see the earlier post titled Robo Crafts for Kids): the radial arm and the overhead crane. Both of these projects should be easy to be done in a month.
Now if I can do two different cranes, I might be able to set up a "Hungry Hungry Hippos" type of battling game, but with candy.
Looks like I will need some clear acrylic and wood as an arena. I will keep the blog posted with progress.