2015年1月25日日曜日

Palace of the Fine Arts and Maker Media Lab

I went to the Palace of the Fine Art the other day. It's a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, in Marina area in San Francisco.

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

A bit closer up to the dome...

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Inside the dome.

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

It's totally a beautiful building. But WHO KNEW inside this building was a maker space!?

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

I went there for a Wearable hackers meetup, and didn't even think it was inside the Palace of the Fine Art, so I was biking around the area in circles trying to find the venue ;)

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

It's called Innovation Hangar- they are currently renovating the place where they had the older Exploratorium, and have maker space, incubator, event space, etc. Super cool! Opening some time in 2015 :)

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Back the the wearable meetup- it was in the maker media lab area.

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Lots of 3D printers:

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Drones

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

MakerMan

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

They had this huge table with LEDs and batteries and tapes and hairbands and others that we can create our own wearables. I brought my EL wire jacket and made another LED blinkey hairband :D

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

And there's tons of equipments and tools

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

And robots :D :D But unfortunately it doesn't move :(

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Since it was a wearable meetup, tons of people showed up in their cool wearables :D This lady had wearables on her dress, necklace, hear, glasses... so fun!

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

This lady had lots of wearables on her too, she also had a glowing object that changes colors when you move it. Hard to capture on video nor still...

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup


Merry Making all through the year!

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Where did "k" go?

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

I'm pretty sure they plan to do lots of events here, thousands of water bottles stocked up :)

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

They had an incubator space in the 2nd floor.

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

This door is a lensless camera ;)

Maker Media Lab Wearable Meetup

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki