Mich. -- Inside and outside the Henry Ford this Sunday,
admitted members and visitors gathered to view special exhibitions
of crafts and technological innovation that was part of the 2012
Maker Faire Detroit, but this year had a shoot-around theme that
turned out to be the highlight.
the Titanic exhibit crowds, musical instrument innovations, Power
Wheel Drag Racing, and Life Size Mousetrap, it seemed as though
a trek through the museum was comprised of features that didn't
go beyond hand-made crafts and souvenirs for sale.
was before reaching the historical locomotion section of the museum,
which hosted the arguable highlight of the Faire once again: robotics.
This year, the said creations were involved in a new competition
format that centered around a local theme: "Dee-troiit Bas-ket-ball!"
the train line, tables representing different schools in the region
showed off the throwing and accuracy capabilities of their bots
by creating them as catapults that are movable and adjustable.
Among the schools represented were Henry Ford Academy, Chelsea
High School, and the Notre Dame Preparatory.
it seemed as though the bots were popping up everywhere.
the trek around the grounds was a mohawked Pac Man complete with
sound effects, while a precise replica of R2-D2 was fully operational
enough for kids to have their photos taken with.
more information about Maker Faire Detroit, visit www.makerfairedetroit.com.
Annual Maker Faire wraps up at The Henry Ford in Dearborn