2012 Meet the Makers: Robots + Monsters

Robots and Monsters

Get a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire by category each day until the big day, Sept. 22nd! Today’s featured category is Robots and Monsters.

Be enchanted – and terrified – by the Robots + Monsters area of the Faire! You’ll find five completely diverse robot projects, from playful, therapeutic bots to large scale FIRST Teams to the inventive animal prototypes of roboticist Jason Bannister. Venture into the monster room if you dare to experience the artistry and process behind the monster masks of maker Adam King. Preview all these projects below and see them LIVE at Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire.

Finch and Hummingbird: Robots for the classroom and the playroom
Program and build robots designed locally by BirdBrain Technologies LLC

FIRST Team 3062
See St. Joseph High School FIRST Team 3062’s robot entry for the Rebound Rumble competition.

Girls of Steel FIRST Robotics FRC team #3504
Girls of Steel will drive their robot, Watson, demonstrate its actions, describe its construction, and talk about FIRST robotics and STEM.

How to Make Monsters
See ghoulish life-size rubber monster masks, props and puppets and learn how to make your own monsters. *May not be suitable for small children.

Mechanimals!
One-of-a-kind robotic creatures by Jason Bannister.

Romibo Robot Project
Play with Romibo, a pet-like social robot designed for therapy, education, and fun!

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