I had the opportunity to fly out to the Bay Area Maker Faire where thousands of builds were on display. This was a high energy, mega Maker Faire. Maker Faire provides a huge space for makers of all types to converge and swap ideas as well as show off their projects. There was a lot to see, be sure to check out the link to all of my photos at the end that cover a lot more ground than we have time for here. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for my piece on the National Maker Faire in Washington, DC!
Upon landing at the Bay Area Maker Faire, I was happy to find OpenBuilds parts well represented. The kids over at OpenPnP.org gave a 2-minute presentation of their GcodeDriver. This pick and place machine uses a new universal driver in OpenPnP that makes it possible to integrate complex machines and add-ons without having to write any code. Best of all, it uses OpenBuilds hardware! You can also watch the machine in motion.
Go Big 3D Printers certainly produced some impressive designs that also used OpenBuilds hardware. I wish I could have seen them being printed!
Bigger still. How about a 3D printed vehicle?
OpenBuilds is proud to have Sonny on staff as a Resident Builder!
Sonny lives with his wife and “bat dogs” in beautiful Williamsburg Virginia. He has been building for as long as he can remember and especially likes to play around with his 3D Printers, Laser Cutter and CNC machines. When Sonny is not working on his next OpenBuilds machine, he keeps busy as a researcher in the Aerospace Industry as he has been doing for over 25 years now.