30 Jul '15, 8pm

Maglev, Submersibles, and More at Maker Faire Detroit

This past weekend the Maker Faire returned to the motor city. While it seemed a bit smaller than previous years, the event still brought in a ton of awesome makers from the metro Detroit area and beyond. Although we don’t feature too many woodworking projects, there were quite a few woodworkers at the Faire with projects ranging from custom longboards pressed with a home built iron mold to DIY kayaks with elaborate wooden skeletons built by a local group of Michigan kayak builders. The kayaks were quite impressive: hand sewn nylon panels are wrapped around custom frames made from steamed white oak. It’s great to speak with the makers about the specialized skills needed for kayak building. A maker from Carleton, MI brought a pretty interesting setup demoing magnetic levitation produced by eddy currents . His simple demo consisted of a swing-arm with a spinning acrylic disk ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/07/30/maglev-submersibles-and-mo...

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