Recently found a Sony Mavica floppy disk camera at a Goodwill. This was a very useful and important step in digital camera history, you can read more about them
here. Like the Zip Disk it was a life-saver back in the 90’s and an oddity nowadays.
Thought it might be fun to use it to photograph Maker Faire San Mateo 2017, and here are the results!
Using a non-working 3.5″ floppy as a coaster.
After Party #1 begins
Creator of the Teensy!
Of course someone has a calculator watch.
A robot waiting for an Uber.
Needs more color.
Some of the projects we brought.
Amazingly, someone ELSE brought a Mavica to the show!
IR game. Kind of cute.
BB8 projects still can’t compete with the legions of R2’s at these shows.
Cardboard fighting robots!
Using a smartphone to make SLA resin prints?
Mimaki making 3D printers now.
Cool details and color!
Lots of geek shirts.
A portable tough computer.
Prusa and Barnacles.
The robot that will fight Japan.
Cell tower disguised as tree.
Neat Z80 kits
New LULZ bot!
The elusive GlowForge laser!
A flaming beating heart!
One of the main speaking stages.
Roving desk podcast?
These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Solar powered something.
Giving away spare 3D parts
Beer tent at closing time!
Yes I’m really using a floppy disk Mavica.
After Party #2
Seemed appropriate to photograph.
Bring a Hack Dinner pics!
Microsoft Hololens. Kind of meh.
Bar time food
Each pepperoni in this display has more pixels than this camera 🙂
A fireplace. SO useful in California. I think it’s fake.
Totally posed beer photo
“I come from the 80’s!”
Why wouldn’t there be a 3D printer at the bar?
Cash literally on the barrel head.
A gaggle (Google?) of geeks.