What’s a maker faire? It’s a festival of people showing what they create during their free time.
It can be robots, instruments, inventions, toys, anything.
It’s about doing something from scratch without having to depend too much on a company.
You want to do your own red chair but you live in a little student apartment?
There is a lot of dedicated spaces with communities in the world. In theses spaces you can find the tools and people who know how to use them.
Depending on what you want to do you want to join either a hackerspace, a maker space or a fabric space.
Of course, it’s easier to find these hackerspaces/labs in big cities but people are also starting them elsewhere.
The montreal mini maker faire was very motivating, I saw a lot of diverse projects people do as their hobbies.
It’s full of ideas.
There is a list of all the projects here.
But next time there is such a faire, I just recommend you to go there and to talk to people.
Ask all the questions you want about their invention.
Information is power. 🙂
You always wanted to crash your computer? You already guessed how to do it by reading the title of the blog post?
If you didn’t, just change your windows 7 (I didn’t try the others, should be the same) time setting to the closest of the year 2100. You’ll manage to do something like:
23:59:50 on the 31st december 2099.
Then you’ll have 10 seconds before your computer freezes and crashes every open application.
Don’t worry by rebooting several times (because the first time, your BIOS won’t like it also), windows will set itself to a prior date like 2010.
You’ll have to set up the correct date again of course.
If by any chance, you were developing an application based on date,… don’t do it. Or at least close it before…
(A friend of a friend might have done something that… smart…)