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Photo Gallery: Live from Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

May 18, 2013

by Andrew Haak


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Update, 10 p.m.: Hello from Maker Faire 2013! This is Alan with updates straight from ROBLOX’s booth. Andrew did a great job capturing our booth and the interactions between our staff and builders earlier in the day, so I decided, as the sun began to set on day one of Maker Faire, to take a step outside and shoot some of the amazing creations and props scattered throughout the grounds. Check out what I saw below!

This giraffe was straight out of steampunk lore.

This car featured several forms of sea-life that sang and moved their heads!

A wider view of the light forest Andrew shot earlier.

These robots were set in dueling positions. They were made largely from wooden joints and bottles.

This was one of many steam-powered vehicles that were carrying kids throughout the faire.

People exiting the grounds as the sun began to set.

This massive tree was built in the center of the faire. I don't know what it was made out of, but it was quite impressive.

I heard someone rummaging around in there. I think she heard me taking pictures, and poked her head up for a look.

And finally…a look at our spiffy uniforms, from a rather bizarre perspective!

This spinning mirror contraption was super neat.

We can’t wait to see what day two has in store for us! We’ve captured a ton of images and some awesome video, so keep your eyes peeled for more Maker Faire 2013 media in the near-future.


Original post, 4 p.m.: As I write this from the calm and quiet of a Saturday afternoon at ROBLOX HQ, the ROBLOX booth at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 is abuzz with people — everyone from newcomers and longtime builders to inquisitive onlookers and fellow Makers. The constant influx of people has already made day one of our “mini-BLOXcon” at Maker Faire a joy, and the weekend event isn’t even half finished. I was in the ROBLOX booth for the first six hours of the Faire today and explored the grounds for a while thereafter. Here are some of the sights I saw.

ROBLOX Fedora Model

One of the hottest sellers of the day? The real-world ROBLOX Fedora!

Builderman talking with ROBLOXians

Builderman talks ROBLOX with fellow builders.

Dynamic Lighting Demo Sign

We're running dynamic lighting demos throughout the weekend. They're unbelievably cool.

Ben Giving Dynamic Lighting Demo

Ben delivers an unbelievably awesome dynamic lighting demo.

Builder, Building

A builder finds time for some ROBLOX action.

ROBLOX Builder

As does this Maker Faire attendee.

3D Printer Backpack

The ROBLOX Fedora looks marvelous with a 3D printer backpack!

ROBLOX Demo by Jodie

Jodie offers a quick ROBLOX demo.

ROBLOX Maker Faire Booth

The booth.

Forest

The kind of forest you only see at Maker Faire.

Light Show

One of many Maker Faire lighting displays.

Keep an eye on this post. We’ll be updating it in the near future with more photos from the Maker Faire. If all goes according to plan, you’ll get to see some of the nighttime entertainment. That, of course, means fire!