It’s only 25 more days until one of my favorite events of the year, the World Maker Faire! “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” … Read More
Flying the Geek Flag High
Make It Sew!
I had a guest over last weekend for some pre-holiday ornament crafting. We didn’t have much time, so we crammed a few projects into one short afternoon, with varying degrees of success…I don’t know if we will be trying the pipe-cleaner snowflake again! I decided to create a Felt Partridge ornament this time. I did … Read More
Fire up the Flaming Unicorn, the Maker Faire is almost here!
It’s only 10 more days until one of my favorite events of the year, the Maker Faire! It’s described on their website as: “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial … Read More
NYCC official data dump
It happened, and it was awesome! The 2011 New York Comic Con has packed up and left the Javits Center, but the memories (and in some cases aromas) linger on. Face paint? Check! Swords and guns? Check! Body parts, organs, monsters and zombies? You bet! And just how did it go? How did the Indie … Read More
I AM…the speaker of the house
And there it is….my speaker’s badge for NYC Comic Con. Today is the big day, and here I am with a severe case of jet lag from my trip to London for Renegade, plus a cold I picked up somewhere over the Atlantic. But I will be there with a bag of severed legs, ready … Read More
Stop it, you are making me plush
I was concerned that I was turning the corner into serious geekdom last year when I opted out of my AT&T iPhone contract to get my hands on the Droid R2-D2 phone (this IS the droid I’m looking for). Even more so when I realized I know what a Browncoat is (gratuitous Firefly reference). But … Read More
Robots and Fire and Circuits = Fun
I took a short break from sewing mushrooms and legs this weekend to slip in a visit to the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Part Burning Man, part science fair, part DIY mega paradise, this is THE event to go to when you need your fill of robotic technology, … Read More
Between another sickness and projects involving metal and tools, the sewing machine has been pretty silent around the LwithT studio. But there is always room in our hearts for both metal AND fabric, so the SoftBot was created to bridge the gap. He’s a prototype for future robots that will hopefully make their way to … Read More
Who is this handsome fellow? He’s the newest creation around the studio these days. See, we here at Life with Tigers HQ are big fans of robots, and we wanted one of our own. He lives in a diorama with it’s own lighting system in a dark corner, which makes him look like he’s performing … Read More