Maker Faire is May 18-19 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. We will be in the South lot this year, near a lot of other Oakland Makers, like our friend and neighbor Justin Gray.
Come by to see our Case traction engine ‘Hortense’, watch coasters being printed on a 100 year old Chandler & Price letterpress powered by steam of course (take home a souvenir!), and check out our member Will Francis’ beautiful steam powered Orrery. Finally, come see the solar heated boiler set-up – based on the display by Auguste Mouchot and Abel Pifre at the 1878 World’s Faire in Paris, our member Troye Welch has built a small heliostat array that will heat a boiler to make steam to power an engine. Solar powered steam, y’all.
After Maker Faire, we are continuing work on Wilhelmina, our 40″ sternwheeler that we are planning to take on a trip up the Petaluma river this summer.