Nerding Out

So, this is something I do every year that I thought I would share. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is one of my favorite places here and they host the Maker Faire every summer. The museum itself is home to an amazing automotive and industrial history all year round. My favorite exhibit is the freestanding recreation of a Las Vegas hotel room in the early 60’s! 😍 Greenfield Village is fun too, but it’s a little hot to walk around for street theater, and speeches about the Wright Brothers and butter churning.

Anyway, the faire has tons of makeshift engineering from local colleges, and exhibits by young robotics clubs from schools nearby. Lots of inventions, tinkering, reworks and, well, snacks. And I got to fly my first drone. No one died. #SCIENCE!

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19 thoughts on “Nerding Out

    1. It really was! It was a lot smaller this year for some reason but fewer vendors meant a smaller crowd. So that’s okay too!

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  1. That is freaking cool.

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    1. It really was! I bombed out early cause of the heat but still great fun. 😊

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  2. Looks brilliant, like stepping back in time πŸ€”

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    1. It is! I’m not much of a car guy but I sure do love those Fleetwoods and others in that era!

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  3. Such colorful pics…seems like a fun place to visit πŸ™‚
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  4. This is FANTASTIC! Is that R2D2?!!!!

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    1. Lol!! It’s a total Nerdfest, so fun. Well…he was bootleg R2…he told us he thinks he looks like a toaster, but that he doesn’t know what a toaster is. He said he wants to be a refrigerator…but he doesn’t know what that is either! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Ha! Ha! Ha! 😁 I think I like the bootleg R2 better than the original!

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        1. Definitely prettier! I need a blender made from Bootleg R2. My favorite color!

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          1. Hahahahahahahaha! Right!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ That color blew me away!

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  5. This is great. We had the same thing in California. Amazing the stuff people can build. Take a look: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/05/19/maker-faire-san-mateo-2017-photos.html

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    1. Yes! Same one, that’s so cool to see it in another city! I was disappointed it was so small this year but I found it was way more manageable crowd wise πŸ™„

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