Well we certainly had a good crowd for the Art Jamboree that
Art Milwaukee held at the space a few weeks back.
Don’t believe me? Check out the crowd in
this time-lapse video we shot during the evening with a GoPro camera mounted in the welding area.
We actually had a
lot more going on that you can see in this room. Pretty much every space in the 16,000 square foot building got put to good use showing off something cool.
a view of the other large room, the camera angle is not quite as wide, but just as many people.)
WE DID IT! We made it to 2013. To celebrate, Milwaukee Makerspace built the New Year’s Hop Drop. This was epic from the beginning. Jeremy from Art Milwaukee asked me if I wanted to build a giant beer hop for new years. LOL, What? Sure! So here goes the process…
This is the concept rendered by the great Ali Carlucci.
Victory shot after set-up at
The Milwaukee Art Museum.
We started out with the skeleton for the hop. Designed by Makerspace’s own Shane Thelen.
Here’s another Maker, Matt Wittmann, attaching the leaves on the hop.
After attaching the leaves we built the base to support the hop. The hop will rise 20 feet and get lowered at the 30 second countdown to the new year.
Here’s Shane painting the base.
Now, to test the motor.
WooHoo it works! Here is a video of us doing a test,
Hoppy New Year! Stay safe, Stay classy.