One thing about a Maker Faire
is that it brings a delightful number of non-mainstream projects to light that your neighbors have been working on. Scroll down the linked page above to see some samples of what came out of the woodwork at the latest Austin version. A Jedi Starfighter under construction.... a very strange little boat... and down at the bottom of the page we see The Type 40 Mark III Console
, an "interactive sound sculpture" that redefines the term "bells and whistles" in a whole new way that pleases children and adults alike as they twist knobs and punch buttons, and things happen (or don't happen). It really does
look just like a Tardis control console. Even project co-creator and spokesbeing Steve Noreyko
says so, and he's the one who got in front of Timothy Lord's camcorder in an unfortunately noisy room. But there he was, with das blinkenlights
behind him delighting and amazing a happily bemused crowd, just as Steve and his crew have amazed crowds at Art Outside
, Burning Flipside
, and other local festivals.