May 20

Geek Crafts at Maker Faire!

If you are in the Bay Area (or can get there this weekend), don’t miss the magnificent Maker Faire! There is way too much going on to try to list here, but check out their list of makers and weekend schedule for tons of details. Here are a couple of things I’m most excited about…

Friend of geekcrafts Bonnie Burton is teaching a rad craft demo: make a paper-bag puppet of Admiral Akbar from her new Star Wars Craft Book. I went to her Yoda doll demo at Maker Faire a couple of years ago and it was amazing!

Meanwhile, Particle Zoo will have her excellent subatomic particle plushies for sale in the Bazaar Bizarre section. Her motto: It has to be scientifically accurate, and it has to be cute. (Thanks Rachel!)

Category: Craft, Geek, Movies, Science, Toys
May 12

Computer Fun Cuff

Etsy seller bishopart has this amazing Girl Scout badge + rick-rack Computer Fun cuff for sale in her shop – awesome!

Best of all, Bishop says:

I will include a copy of the original Girl Scout Badges and Signs checklist so that you can see if you’ve actually earned your badge, or you can earn it again or for the first time.

This badge is for Computer Fun. One of the activities to earn this badge was: “Think up a computer or computerized robot you would like to have. What would it look like? What would you name it? What would you program it to do? Describe your computer to someone in words or pictures?” Hmmmm, do you think Steve Jobs was a Girl Scout?…

Category: Computers, Craft, Geek