Maker Faire Time Lapse and Flickr Photos!

A few photos from Maker Faire and our time lapse video. And, hey, how about a caption contest?

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In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago SparkFun made the trek out to New York City for the World Maker Faire 2011. We had an awesome time! A full recap (and recap video) is in the works, but in the meantime, we wanted to share a time-lapse we made, a few of our favorite photos, and - while we're at it - a caption contest! Scroll down to the bottom photo to submit your caption. But first off, the time-lapse video:

Check out the SparkFun Flickr page for more photos from Maker Faire, as well as pictures from past events! Here are a couple of my personal favorite pictures:


Yeah, a forty-foot fire breathing dinosaur made of scrap metal. Just another day at the Faire.


A homebuilt remote control skateboard - this thing motored!


Running soldering workshops is always the highlight of the trip - especially when entire families join in!

This next photo is your caption contest photo! Check it out and leave your best caption in the comments below. All submissions must be received by 10 AM MST tomorrow (9/30/2011). Anything submitted after that won't be accepted. We'll pick a winner and email you to claim your prize - which is a SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino! Good luck!


(Insert your caption here)

We'll have the full recap coming shortly. In the meantime (as mentioned above) check out the Flickr feed. Now get those captions coming in!
 


Comments 187 comments

  • Chiva / about 11 years ago / 12

    Thought all those fish were alive? Nope! Chuck Testa!

  • Mulvane / about 11 years ago / 6

    Holy mackerel! This isn't what I meant by driving me by school.

    • Mulvane / about 11 years ago / 1

      Thought of another one.. crap..
      That new arduino fish caller works wonders.

    • ahugeone / about 11 years ago / 1

      School of fish. clever. Long time lurker. Hope I win :)

  • fgodfrey / about 11 years ago / 4

    Next on Discovery: The Mythbusters Deadliest Catch Special!

  • bsmithyman / about 11 years ago / 3

    In hindsight, he should have waited for the epoxy to dry before he tested for leaks.

  • PalmTreesandPICs / about 11 years ago / 3

    "Glue traps are one of the cruelest methods of killing animals that exists today. These devices consist of pieces of cardboard, fiberboard, cars, or plastic coated with a sticky adhesive designed to capture any small animal who wanders across its surface."
    Sincerly,
    PETA

  • trevor / about 11 years ago / 3

    Lindsay: We're super rich again, Mikey! And I'm going to buy a car. A Volvo!
    Michael: Lindsay, you're not going to start spending money again.
    [she hands him a picture]
    Michael: And this is not a Volvo...

  • trevor / about 11 years ago / 3

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. This one has a little star! This one has a little car. My! What a lot of fish there are.

  • Dantourin / about 11 years ago / 3

    101 Big Mouth Billy Bass . . . $4,500
    42 Big Mouth Larry Lobsters . . . $800
    1 Blue Volvo . . . $3,000
    1 Big Hack for World Maker Faire 2011 . . . Priceless.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 2

    Car Salesman: "No sir, this car was never underwater."

  • Shannon2 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Grandma may have missed the farmer's market. The fish market wasn't so lucky.

  • kevin_at_summit / about 11 years ago / 2

    I was really looking for the "cash cab", but I guess this "taxi-crab" will do.

  • Gizmoguy / about 11 years ago / 2

    Volvo. For sealife

  • Powergate-electronics / about 11 years ago / 2

    chick magnet experiment went wrong

    • John Price / about 11 years ago / 1

      Awe man, that was mine.
      "The guy who sold me this car said it would be a chick magnet!"

  • "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold."

  • ahugeone / about 11 years ago / 2

    Last family outing netted more than they expected.

  • snotbottom / about 11 years ago / 2

    Redneck sushi bar

  • tommy321 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Bill's Taxidermy... We put the "TAXI" in "Taxidermy".

  • andrewl / about 11 years ago / 2

    It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a car covered in fish, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

  • Cranium / about 11 years ago / 2

    That car gets more tail than any I know. Smells a bit fishy though.

  • zeroid / about 11 years ago / 2

    Trying to reach all 50 states in a Volvo - Epic Fail!!!

  • macetech / about 11 years ago / 2

    Contestant: "Here ya go chef! Car full of singing lobsters and Billy Bass."
    Gordon Ramsey: "...I told you to be careful seasoning the lobster bouillabaisse. TAKE OFF YOUR JACKET!"

  • Nadav Ami / about 11 years ago / 2

    Back to the Future Part IV: SeaWorld

  • tetsujin / about 11 years ago / 2

    This new amphibious vehicle technology is promising - but the prototype just goes in circles!

  • Volvo owner sets record for most hitchhikers

  • Young Maker / about 11 years ago / 2

    I'll be there next year to pitch for sparkfun again! Pete and I had a chat, as well as me & Dave, me & Nate, and several others.

  • Funhough / about 11 years ago / 1

    New contribution!
    " Second to Millenium Falcon, Admiral Ackbar made the Kessel run in 12.1 parsecs with this..."

  • Skimask / about 11 years ago / 1

    Next week on "Deadliest Catch"...

  • Davidjh / about 11 years ago / 1

    New, from Volvo, the Fisherman's special! (Actually, this is the best response I can think of for the picture. :)

  • Member #250389 / about 11 years ago / 1

    The latest in amphibious car camoflage

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "This sure as hell beats the long swim we have to do every year! - all we do now is sit and ride".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    Scientist are reporting some dramatic changes in the migration habits of some species. Climate change is the likely cause.

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "That fire breathing dinosaur makes me real nervous".

  • No-one / about 11 years ago / 1

    Lady gaga meets volvo 240
    (that's why he's taking the picture of the occupant)
    (paparazzi)

  • Stev067 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "Swedish Engineering: coming to a school near you."

  • Ed3000 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I told you not to park there at low tide!
    I think that new environmentaly frienly paint is too environmentaly friendly.

  • hikebikeclimb / about 11 years ago / 1

    At least we didn't catch the crabs!

  • Member #153161 / about 11 years ago / 1

    That choir sure had a lot of /bass/ notes.

  • Member #228967 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I smell some dinner! Get out the pots and pans!

  • Member #148858 / about 11 years ago / 1

    SMT Seafood array.

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Oh look that Sparkfun guy is taking out photo - we're going to be famous - all of our troubles will be over".

  • Colin.I / about 11 years ago / 1

    Red Lobster promoting their new delivery service

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Why is that Sparkfun guy taking our photo?".

  • Colin.I / about 11 years ago / 1

    What do you mean it doesn't float?! Quick, think up a reason, the Faire's tomorrow!

  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    driving school for fish

  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    Car Salesman: "This car belonged to the great Captain Jack Sparrow"

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Car Salesman: "No sir, this car never been underwater."

  • npkeith / about 11 years ago / 1

    When I told you to have the car smelted down, that isn't what I meant!

  • Ed Hartnett / about 11 years ago / 1

    In most states, Christians put one little fish on the back on their car, but not in Texas!

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Obviously the photographer hasn't sen the outside of the car yet.

  • Dopey / about 11 years ago / 1

    Step 1: Glue fish and lobsters all over car
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit!

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    It's a trap!

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is it too soon for a BP joke?

  • Squintz / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hillbilly Hand Fishing gone terribly wrong!

  • cjh08052 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Gone fishin'?

  • Dopey / about 11 years ago / 1

    Stanley was beginning to think that putting on the smelt-scented cologne that morning might have been a mistake.

  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    SparkFun innovated this year's Maker Faire in Word 2011, led the king of the seas in his blue Volvo Ocean Course to give underwater welding.

  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    it seems that at the end of World Maker Faire 2011 Neptune held a big party with support from Spark Fun

  • dantheman2865 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Why build a submersible car when you can have the sea experience on terra firma?

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Where's that Sparkfun guy, he'll get us out of here".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "You feeling a bit exposed?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Volvo announced a new model today, its called Aquamatic.

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Careful about your sun exposure, you're looking a bit red".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Can we PLEASE go home now!".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Are we there yet?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Strange looking creatures out there, which planet do they come from?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Does my bum look big on this bonnet?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    Volvo never told us their safety record included trawling the seas for a catch.

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "Are we any safer because this is a Volvo?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other, "You feelin' the luv".

  • pion / about 11 years ago / 1

    'Inventors seek the next wave of innovation.'

  • Kuro Maii / about 11 years ago / 1

    The new U.S. Submarine camouflage was shown off at Maker Fair as a prototype for amphibious cars. Although the prototype was soon discovered, thanks to all the backwards swimming fish, it was a great success.

  • MrAlb / about 11 years ago / 1

    With the swimmingly delicious Seafood Float in the World Maker Faire 2001's Parade Of Fools as the very last float Fred decided that "Just One More Picture" for Aunt Mable's photo album would be okay. (Please note the entire school of Billy Bigmouth Bass leading the sing-along of "Day-O").

  • eLuctric / about 11 years ago / 1

    Turn right - OK.... SPLASH!

  • mikecee / about 11 years ago / 1

    Bl**dy Volvo Divers!

  • Cuyler / about 11 years ago / 1

    You might've that Volvo was Swedish, but this one's Fin-ish.

  • npkeith / about 11 years ago / 1

    Carl! I told you not to use that chum-scented polish!
    - or -
    I know they like preserved fish in Sweden, but this is ridiculous!

  • mbad / about 11 years ago / 1

    Spongebob Squarepants finally got his license!

  • criffe88 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Good luck finding Nemo now!

  • elmer_fud / about 11 years ago / 1

    next time stay on land instead of driving thru the school

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One lobster to the other "I don't like the look of these strange aliens walking around us - they make me very nervous the way the eye us up".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One fish to the other (on the side of the car), "Why are we swimming the wrong way".

  • Member #220272 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is that a cowboy hat?

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    "That guy is photographing me from my bad side".

  • Member #220272 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Seriously?

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One Lobster to the other, "I just love hanging two (claws) don't you?".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Mum look what I caught!".

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    One Lobster to the Other : "Man its cool sitting on the front like this ain't it?"

  • Sciencez / about 11 years ago / 1

    Scientists have recently reported a new species of whale. They have named it the Giant Blue Volvo Whale. Not only does it have the usual pilot fish but it seems to harbor a colony of lobsters.

  • PianoKid1994 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Seafood Sedan

  • PianoKid1994 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Due to the economy, this is Joe's new Crab Shack

  • tniver1030 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Batman has the Batmobile, the Fantastic Four have the Fantasticar, the Green Hornet has the Black Beauty...and Aquaman has this

  • IP-Eagle / about 11 years ago / 1

    Yeah, he's just another Paparazzi. Who cares if it is Charley the Tuna behind that Volvo's wheel!

  • ArthurB / about 11 years ago / 1

    Just add a big magnet to end of that rod and you will have a self-powered-fish-car.

  • bdrews / about 11 years ago / 1

    The Wreck of the Volvofitzgerald

  • Salizar / about 11 years ago / 1

    Follow the fish past the cameraman, yep that is really happening.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hey, there's Nemo!

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago * / 1

    You're telling me there isn't a tunnel between here and London.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Sure the Gordon's fisherman lives around here. Why?

  • Tenacious_Techhunter / about 11 years ago / 1

    Volvo finally took passenger safety too far.

  • Tenacious_Techhunter / about 11 years ago / 1

    When Joshua finally decided to salvage his Volvo from the deep, he failed to notice how attached the nearby sea life was to their new home.

  • WKUadam / about 11 years ago / 1

    Introducing Volvo's newest concept car: The Irene

  • Richard Hart / about 11 years ago / 1

    The photo illustrates what happens to wayward entries in SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition that end up in "The Lake".

  • cSu7xFSE / about 11 years ago / 1

    says the crab

  • magykguy721 / about 11 years ago / 1

    And for Princess Ariel's sweet 16, King Triton bought her a car!

  • KirAsh4 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Go fish! (think card game)

  • Nerdrobin / about 11 years ago / 1

    Looks like the artist was floundering for ideas.

  • Shadowkitfox / about 11 years ago / 1

    Something smells fishy about this car...

  • andy4us / about 11 years ago / 1

    The first test run for the James Bond car/submarine didn't go so well !

  • snarkhunter / about 11 years ago / 1

    Fish really dig the paparazzi attention. Lobsters not so much.

  • Bunk / about 11 years ago / 1

    It looks like Dave's bait shop is taking advertising to a whole new level.

  • ubuntuguru / about 11 years ago / 1

    When cars go swimming

  • verrick / about 11 years ago / 1

    When family vacations go just a little too far off road, the results can be catastrophic ... especially if you don't have enough tartar sauce or lemons.
    or how about
    Thank god we had enough singing lobsters to go with our unsold stock of singing bass ... now what to do with `em?

  • rileyh / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is what happens when a maker sits down and watches the season permier of deadliest catch

  • Funhough / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Another bizarre VOLVO car crash test dummy. Field test 102."Environmental effects: Impact upon seafood". Picture 1/203."

  • macetech / about 11 years ago / 1

    Deadliest Crash.

  • sultanblender / about 11 years ago / 1

    When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious shit...

  • tpobrienjr / about 11 years ago / 1

    The Creature from the Deep Blue C++

  • Funhough / about 11 years ago / 1

    " The car from Innsmouth left the other contestants in the shadow"

  • IFF / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Skeptical friend:"I don't know Rich, Are you sure this is the right way to get Hollywood to film The night of the swimming-singing-living dead?"
    Rich (with the gravest tone): "If this doesn't do... nothing will do my friend. [To his creation and with a tender voice] Now, from the beginning my little ones: one-two-three...[signing]"
    Months later on the billboards:
    "They won't stay dead (nor still nor muted)"

  • Funhough / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Darling! Update your Sat Nav! NOW! Last road was a river!!!..."

  • CowboyBob / about 11 years ago / 1

    Volvo, they're bassy but they're good!

  • Wedge Antilles / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is why the Germans defeated the Swedish Navy.

  • whoopsie-daisy / about 11 years ago / 1

    This car has a prototype engine that runs on fish farts and lobster pee.

  • FlexiRyan / about 11 years ago / 1

    Good news, it's not crabs. Bad news, you have a severe infestation of bass AND lobsters.

  • Davidjh / about 11 years ago / 1

    Nice to see Aquaman finally got his own superhero car.

  • oz-solutions / about 11 years ago / 1

    "I've gotten more lobsters with this car than all the teams of Lobster Wars combined."

  • Bob797 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Something Fishy Going on Here

  • Gizmoguy / about 11 years ago / 1

    Swimming to a different tide

  • Gizmoguy / about 11 years ago / 1

    I've got an ocean blue Volvo in New York City!

  • Yyc / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Let's dive and go fishing!"
    "Oh, wait, can they see us?"
    "Of course not!"
    "Come on! Your buddies here, little fresh sweeties~"

  • Powergate-electronics / about 11 years ago / 1

    schoolbus

    • PtBell / about 11 years ago / 1

      Someone already went into the school thing up above. :-) I wonder how many people actually know a bunch of fish is called a school though when they travel together.

  • arduinoarts / about 11 years ago / 1

    have you seen my son? his name is nemo!!!
    (FINDING NEMO 2 - The Roadtrip)

  • Circuitsoft / about 11 years ago / 1

    𝅘𝅥𝅮 "You would not believe your a**, if ten-million Billy-bass, struck up a chord as I drove along."

  • jessejay / about 11 years ago / 1

    Horse Power who needs that? I've got fish and lobster power!

  • SE7EN / about 11 years ago / 1

    Even though aquatic camouflage and electronics clearly work well together, we still can't recommend making toast in the bathtub.

  • Circuitsoft / about 11 years ago / 1

    "... Don't be silly, turn on Billy..." - The Pierces

  • millerjon / about 11 years ago / 1

    And it's the LobStars VS the Bass Players in our last competition. The team who with the most members still on the car after the Demolition Derby Wins!

  • tails / about 11 years ago / 1

    Here's a little song I wrote: Tried to make a volvo boat.
    Thought the tank would surely float, but my programming got rewrote. don't worry, be happy.
    So then I lived under the sea, with Kevin Costner and webbed feet. But then I came back to the Faire, scared kids away and got lots of stares. don't worry, be happy. don't worry, be happy.

  • _blakmatr / about 11 years ago / 1

    Taps on glass I know you aren't poaching in your own state, little lady. Let's see your license and registration...

  • dekae / about 11 years ago / 1

    What kinda bait are ya usin' on that thing?

  • lyonsden / about 11 years ago / 1

    Where's the beef?

  • Butterwaffle / about 11 years ago / 1
    • Wow, this is as easy as shooting fish on a Volvo. Oh, wait... this is shooting fish on a Volvo!
    • Then the car ran out of gas and the gathering crowd made the Greater Corpus Christi Fish School and Lobster Train increasingly anxious. "Look," shouted Tex from atop the vehicle, "one of them has butter and a knife!"
  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    Car Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Guerra / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is a Volvo blue sea!

  • SOISentinel / about 11 years ago / 1

    You, down in the front, you're out of place! I don't care if you're going to be the father of 10,000, we have a show to put on. Now, Action! "Under the sea..."

  • mmetzger / about 11 years ago / 1

    With apologies to the Simpsons...
    "Sweet merciful crap - my car!!"

  • Member #242686 / about 11 years ago / 1

    fishcar!!!!

  • Member #242686 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is it the car spongebob

  • Member #242686 / about 11 years ago / 1

    the fair the World Maker Faire 2011 is so exciting that even Neptune participated with your car!

  • uknative / about 11 years ago / 1

    The Old Volvo of the Sea

  • HissingRoachParty / about 11 years ago / 1

    It was only AFTER using 125 grams of Sugru that Bill realized all the trout were on backward.

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Prince William and Kate make a secret appearance in New York.
    Their cleverly disguised vintage 1985 Volvo 740 can't fool the NYC paparazzi.

  • DarthNater / about 11 years ago / 1

    Finally resurrected from the deep after decades of scouring the ocean floor, Jacques Couseau's ill-fated SubmaVolvo prototype was designed to bring the joy and wonder of deep sea exploration to the masses. The vessel was lost during its maiden voyage, as Cousteau's first mate rolled down the window to get some fresh air.

  • Retrobits / about 11 years ago / 1

    DIY Amphibian Volvo on display at World Maker Faire 2011.

  • nbfritz / about 11 years ago / 1

    Oh, man. I have GOT to get a picture of this crazy blue upholstery!

  • My first time to a maker faire. Had a great time, especially talking with Rob Faludi and fellow inventors in the Arduino pavilion. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the tornado intercept vehicle, which was rumored to be in the area...

    • It definitely wasn't where it was supposed to be - but I did spot it on Saturday when I was leaving. It was on a trailer at the entrance. I'm not sure if there was an issue, or if it actually ever made it into the Faire, but it was definitely there!

  • mark8675 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Honey! I'm back home from my trip! What would you like for dinner?

  • ilikectronics / about 11 years ago / 1

    Photographer snaps pic of Lobster/Fish Car. Rethinks his career choice.

  • Abrogdon / about 11 years ago / 1

    The dolphins knew saying thanks wasn't enough, so they decided to give humanity a gift they'd appreciate.

  • ThorntonDan / about 11 years ago / 1

    Q - Bond, with this aquatic car you will be able to successfully penetrate the secret Atlantis underwater base. What do you mean it has no sex appeal? No, you can't take the Lotus, it is only a prototype!

  • quidproquo / about 11 years ago / 1

    The new seafood magnet revolutionized the industry.

  • Valalvax / about 11 years ago / 1

    You're going to need a bigger car.

  • Jad-Berro / about 11 years ago * / 1

    askjs

  • ABSamide / about 11 years ago / 1

    Fell out of the boat, but luckily I found this car and was able to drive to safety.

  • Poohbear / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Fiskochhummerbil: See IKEA Manual page 753."

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