First day of Milwaukee Makerfaire is complete

I managed to wake up fairly early this morning even though I got little sleep last night. I generally am not a morning person so going to bed early and waking early never really works for me. Ben came along and was a great help setting up my small display of the current status of my reproduction/replica of the light on the Wisconsin Gas Building. I will soon post a more detailed run-down of the steps I went through to create the flame. Here is a shot of the table setup for Makerfaire.

Table setup for the Milwaukee Makerfaire

Table setup for the Milwaukee Makerfaire

There were a lot of people visiting with lots of questions. The most common one related to the material I was using to print. Even people who were familiar with PLA where not familiar with it in its natural form which is somewhat translucent when printed. This really surprised me because I find natural PLA a great, and inexpensive, material. I swear I could have sold spools at a %100 markup just because it was so novel for some people. Many people wanted me to sell them items. I did not come prepared to sell anything and I did not register as a vendor so it would not be proper to sell items anyway. Ben had the idea to make something simple that I could print quickly as give away items so he designed this ring and I printed several of them. I plan to continue printing some tomorrow although I might mix in a few other items if I come up with any decent models.

Rings that we were giving away at Makerfaire

Rings that we were giving away at Makerfaire

I am sure tomorrow will be another long day to I am going to make a another attempt at an early night so I am hopefully less tired tomorrow.

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