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Thursday, March 26 2015

Wood Wind & Wires

Saturday, April 11, 2015 is the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire in Newark, NJ. For the second year in a row I will be exhibiting some of my wares. Last year I my exhibit, titled Urban Lumberjack, was a collection of woodworking projects I created using found wood.

Wood, Wind & Wires is the title of my exhibit this year. I am planning a collection of small projects incorporating three of my interests: woodworking, whirligigs and hobby electronics. Charlie England, a friend and electrical / mechanical engineer, is collaborating on the project to bring everything to life.  Thank goodness because I only know enough about electronics to be dangerous.

Together we’ve been busy designing fun projects for the exhibit. Along the way there have been various levels of success. What’s the point of the exhibit? To challenge, to have fun and to explore imagination. Too many things require a reason; it is important to remember to play and sometimes discover something new in nonsense.