You may have come across Charles Guan and his transportation projects already. He’s displayed at both of the previous Cambridge Mini Maker Faires, and made a bit of a stir at World Maker Faire in 2011.
Charles has an excellent collection of devices that he’s built and will be bringing some of them to Friday’s Cambridge Mini Maker Faire, including: Small quad copters, combat robots and the LandBearShark.
Charles is active in MITERS, the student run MIT club dedicated to providing a space and tool access for students to build personal projects.
Originally founded as a club to give MIT students free and open access to computers, MITERS now features a mill, lathe, band saws, welders, and other hands-on tools, in addition to a host of oscilliscopes, high-end soldering irons, and other EE prototyping tools. It’s a member-run creative haven and build-anything-you-want, if-you-break-it,-fix-it space.
Check out Charles’s site for a view of his recent work.
Admission to the Cambridge Mini Maker Faire is free. Come join us to meet great people and see amazing projects from Noon to 4pm on Friday, April 20th at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. The CMMF is sponsored by Artisan’s Asylum, and is timed to coincide with the Cambridge Science Festival Carnival.
Getting there: The Cambridge Mini Maker Faire is held at 449 Broadway, site of the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. The Cambridge Science Festival site has a map of the area with details on other events at the Carnival. Limited parking is available beneath the Cambridge Public Library, and under the tennis courts on Ellery Street.