We have a film crew in the space today. They are shooting a documentary on how MakerSpaces, like ours, can effect and inspire children.
They will be filming for the next few weeks so it is time to clean the desk and get a better shirt on.
I have been talking to some people that I think can help me with a project I have been trying to get off the ground for a while. We are looking to integrate technology into props for live action role play.
This will not just be a few LEDs and sound effects. We are talking gesture triggered actions, IOT devices, geographically aware machines, and video game like mechanics in real world devices.
Imagine if part of an in-game quest was to fit a communications beacon. Well what if that beacon looked like an actual radio transmitter. What if it had real looking parts that needed to be connected in the right way to work. To top that all off, it actually played a message with instructions on what to do next. On and it also triggered a trap on the other side of the field that must now be disabled before it is to late!!!
I got an email from the Senior Adviser of Making at the White House. Now it was mentioned to me, by friends at Adafruit, that they would be putting my name in with a list of Makers for the White House to connect with. Still it just hit me as I responded to the email that I am responding to an email from a senior staff member at the frig’n White House!
I have never been in this kind of position before. People normally think I am a crazy man when I go on about how important the Maker movement is to our future. We are the world’s new R&D community and the best of us share information and collaborate with everyone else.
Makers are kicking ass all over the world and I am just glad to be a part of it.