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A Zen Garden for Robots

DiscoblogBy Lizzie BuchenMay 5, 2008 3:03 PM

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Last weekend was Maker Faire Bay Area

, a two-day festival of DIY goodness hosted by Make Magazine

. The festival features a fair amount

of art straight off

the Burning Man playa

, along with some originals that wouldn't do as well in desert storms. This kinetic sculpture

, called Sisyphus V, was designed by Dr. Bruce Shapiro. The autonomous steel sphere is controlled by a magnetic arm that moves about two axes

, Etch-a-Sketch style. Other notable exhibits at Maker Faire: a mind-reading martini maker

, knitting drums

, a buscycle

, Disney's flying robotic Tinkerbell

, and a toy that translates movement into fire

.

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