Monday, January 16, 2012

Maker Faire

SoooOoOOoO.  Saturday, what did I do?  Well, I met up with one of my buddies and went to Maker Fare Melbourne.  This event, hosted by the Connected Community Hacker Space in Melbourne, was "sold out" even though tickets were free.  Going here was quite neat, as it was located at the Swinburne University of Technology, which means train time!  Quite sad were the large grey painted regions that lined the once, what I can only imagine as being lovely, graffiti-decorated train line.  See, Melbourne is kinda known for its awesome graffiti, and covering it up just looks depressing.  From what I was told, the government thought it would be good to shove-its graffiti heritage and make things look drab and all gray since the Queen was coming to town.  But that has nothing to do with the Fare.  That was way cool, and one of the coolest demos I saw was from Julien Oliver's LevelHead project,  which creates an augmented reality game based on human-interaction with QR-covered cubes, some OpenGL gluttony, and a camera.  Anyways, great event, and I gotta hand it to the CCHS team for putting together such a great event.


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