Video Day – 25/16

Today is Friday, and Friday means Video Day here on Maker Tech.

On each Video Day I will share with you some of my favorite tech and maker videos. Hopefully you will finde some of them just as cool, inspiring and motivational as I do 🙂

Bay Area Maker Faire 2016

This week is Maker Week in the U.S. and the week was kicked off by the National Maker Faire in Washington. I really wanted to show you an all around video from the faire, but have not been able to find a really good one yet. If you search on youtube for National Maker Faire 2016, you will however find videos focused on individual booths – so go check that out later, if you want to see more.

Luckily there are many Maker Faires around the world each year, so I have found a video by Rainbow Girl from the Bay Area Maker Faire instead. It is a bit long (6:53) but I think it is a cool video where you get to see lots of different things from the faire, and get a good introduction to what a Maker Faire is about.

Bare Conductive Paint Wall

The next video is from SparkFun and is a cool introduction to conductive paint and what it can be used for.

Besides making the paint, Bare Conductive has also developed a microcontroller board to use with the paint, which makes it really easy to make the project from the video.

Skywalker, the hexapod

The last video I want to share with you today, is of the hexapod (spider robot) Skywalker.

Skywalker was made for the DTU Roboup 2016 competition, which is a competition for automatous robots being held each year at the Technical University of Denmark.

In this video you can see how the robot was made, assembled, programmed and how it moves in the end.

Skywalker did not make it to the finals, but it is also very different from the robots that normally enter the competition. It might not have gotten enough points to qualify, but it brought something new to the competition!