Dozens were on hand to share their skills and expertise -- both for fun and profit -- all built on the theme of doing things yourself, whether high tech or practices that are generations old. At booth after booth, people demonstrated that the near impossible was a reality for those who like to tinker, to create and put their minds to making things work. People of all ages were showing their stuff, including robots that flew, fought and threw an enormous rubber ball, nearly breaking one photographer's camera. Creations came in all guises and fashioned from all materials, including old-fashioned wood-and-nail creations, paper, plastic and steel, to complicated fusing of technologies that did everything any maker could dream of. Bill Derry, the library's assistant director for innovation and user experience, noticed that this year, "Everybody's getting attention," he said.
Via Trudy Raymakers