On June 18, I was a participant and exhibitor at the Maker Faire Hannover. Due to Covid-19, the event was completely virtual.
Each exhibitor has set up a virtual booth, with texts, videos, photos and could be addressed by visitors via video chat.
For my booth I created an intro video and 10 videos about my upcycling projects:
- Historical measuring devices and gauges
- Nixie tubes
- Antique fan heaters
- Old tube radios and telephones
- Electron tubes
- Technical and scientific devices
- Mechanical typewriters and calculators
- Old altitude suns and medical devices
- Antique cameras and film cameras
- Ceramic and glass insulators
In total, there were 90 exhibitors ranging from 3D printing to robotics, Raspi/Arduino, wearables, environmental protection, upcycling and many more Maker projects.
About 2,500 people visited the Maker Faire, I myself had about 400 visitors and 10 video chats that day.
However, we are all looking forward to a physical Maker Faire where you can experience projects, robots, materials and especially the people live again. Digital is only a weak substitute for real experience.
A big thanks to the whole Maker Faire team who did a great job with the digital Maker Faire. We are looking forward to classic Maker Faires again in 2022 in Hannover, Berlin and other places.