Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chickenpants Does Maker Faire Part Three: Everything Else

OK- brace yourself for the blog post to end all blog posts. (Meaning: it's going to be a long one) Best of all, towards the end, there's a photo of a luchador. Without any further ado, take it away, Pauline and G.Pete!

Make: Chickenpants
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G.Pete: Hello, folks. You may be asking yourself: "why such a long pause between posts?" Well, it wasn't our fault. We were totally ready to go on this last week, but boss was all, ooooh, deadlines, leave me alone!
Anyway: Let's start with the Diet Coke and Mentos fountains!

Prepare the diet coke and mentos fountains!
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I, um, didn't get to see them go off. I had an appointment.
Pauline: He was scared of potential loud noises, so he hid in the bushes.

Nature?
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G.Pete: Thank you Pauline. That was not at all embarrassing. I'll have you know I was not afraid, but instead, urging this fellow chicken to get out of harm's way.

Giant metal guy, reaching for a metal chicken
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*pluck*
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Let's go!
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Pauline: But enough about that- let's get on to the main event- ROBOTS!
I got to meet R2-D2. (built by the guys of artoo-detoo.net)

Pauline got to meet a real, live R2-D2
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G.Pete: I tried to interview this fellow, but he only wanted to speak in beeps.

Classic bot!
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These two chaps were much more talkative.

Ro-bros
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We discussed literature. Well, instruction manuals.

G.Pete and the Robot
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G.Pete: A giant, and very talkative giraffe was cruising around the grounds, as well.

G. Pete and the Giraffe
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Pauline: I got to meet the guys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. With such an adventurous name, I thought maybe they went to space or something. Instead, they protect the rights of people in the digital world.

The guys from the EFF explain blogger's rights to Pauline
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I had questions. Madame Ovary had answers.

Hmmm....Pauline is intrigued
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G.Pete: But Maker Faire was about more than just cool robots and technological advances. Also, there were Chickenpants sized trees, which I found very refreshing.

A Chickenpants sized grove
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This artist was even looking out for others with her state of the art affordable artist housing!

G.Pete had to check it out
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Starting in the mid-100s, it was a steal! Thanks,
Dystopic Horizons!

Afordable artist housing, at last!
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Pauline: Perhaps the highlight for me was meeting this luchador! So exciting!

Luchador, Chickenpants
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G.Pete: Well, that's it for our recap! Thank you for reading all this. To see more photos from Maker Faire, be sure to visit our Flickr set.

Going home
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3 comments:

BabyLyons said...

lol, that was the best post ever!!!!

Lisa said...

Love G.Pete and Pauline's recap! You got a lot of great pictures!

moogan said...

what an amazing time!

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