So I just want to say a big “Thank You” to all the people that came by my table this weekend in Orlando. The event was a lot of fun, and I got to meet some really cool people! Some highlights people-wise included:
- Was awesome to meet people I had worked with in one way or another, but had never met, including Caleb Kraft (Make:), Richard Wardlow (Circuits for Fun), and Tim Giles (Wild Circuits).
- People I’d seen before, like the Tampa Hackerspace crew, and David & Kelly Schlitter from MakerPipe.
- A little girl came by and gave me a ticket to say that my booth was her favorite. That was really nice, especially since I had no idea that we were supposed to be collecting them!
- Several members of my family showed up, which was a long drive for all of them, so a big “thanks” to all of them!
- I gave away all my magnets and stickers, so I’d consider that a “people” success as well!
Of Course the Big Feature of My Booth was the StrandMaus (Garage Video Below):
Ironically, I got no footage of this little guy while I was there, but a lot of people decided to video it with their phones and cameras. I told a few people, but it will hopefully be a pleasant surprise when they see it in the next issue of Make: Magazine. If you do have a clip of it on YouTube or wherever, please do let me know, I’d love to check it out!
That being said, with all the attention it got, I keep going back to the idea that I could again try a larger version of it. Perhaps twice the size of the little StrandMaus, or even much larger if there’s some interest in using it for events and the like. Who knows. With what I’ve learned over the last few years building these, I’d have a much better idea of what I’m getting into!
So, above all, thanks for stopping by! If I did meet you in Orlando, please feel free to get in touch via the comments below, or on Twitter @JeremySCook!
On another note,