From May 19-21, 2017, Marc-André Bazergui, Cyrus Cuenca, Sanjay Seshan, and Arvind Seshan represented the MINDSTORMS fan community at Bay Area Maker Faire. Read about their experiences below.
It was a great location for our booth which focussed on LEGO MINDSTORMS 3D printers and plotters. The booth was visited by a variety of people, including educators, families with children, companies, and the media.
|EV3D Printers and Plotters|
Meet the ROBOT MAK3RS:
|The booth was very busy all weekend|
Cyrus brought his version of a 3D printer, G-Code Pars3r, (made in collaboration with Xander Soldaat). During the weekend, Cyrus enjoyed working together with Marc-André, Sanjay, and Arvind to redesign his printer. In addition to his printer, Cyrus brought his new Graffiti CubeBot. This interactive cube allows kids to build LEGO mosaics. It can also move around using an app called RemotEV3 from the Google Play store.
The Seshan Brothers brought their EV3D Pi.G Print3r as well as one of their PIX3L PLOTT3R robots. They printed hundreds of R2-D2s (a crowd favorite), Makerbots, and more on these machines.
Memorable Moments for the #MINDSTORMSmagic team:
|Swati visits the booth|
We are excited to meet our MINDSTORMS friends and glad to be able to inspire them.
"Seshan Brothers have inspired my son, Dhruv, a lot. After attending Maker Faire, he is trying to design a 3D printer himself. The 3D pen came today and experiments are on!" - Swati.
|Monoprice visits our booth|
|Meeting Josef Prusa|
Another memorable moment was meeting the 3D printing legend, Josef Prusa, from Prusa Research 3D Printers. Josef Prusa visited our booth to look at our 3D and dot-matrix printers.
The EV3D Pi.G Print3r is actually designed to look like the Prusa i3 printer. Therefore, it was particularly inspiring for us to meet Josef Prusa in person. Prusa was amazed to see what we had built using LEGO and MINDSTORMS.
Overall, attending Maker Faire Bay Area was an amazing experience for all of us. The best part of Maker Faire was being able to connect with the community, inspire other builders, share our innovative LEGO machines, and even spark new ideas for our next project.
Photo Credits: Marc-André Bazergui and Asha Seshan