What we have been up too: June-October
We had a lot of fun (and stress) over at the Sydney Maker's Faire hosted in the Powerhouse Museum this year! There where quite a couple of 3D Printing stands, and it was great to see the vast interest and positive reaction from the community. Angus was practically swamped for the whole event so I'm not sure how much he remembers, I however had the chance to explore the event more. A notable favorite of mine had to be the RoboHaus set up that was not too far from our own table. They sure stole the show with their VERY adorable boxing robots, which appeared to be sensor-activated with physical movement. Unfortunately the wait was long so I never got a turn! Also it was awkward standing in line with all the children, even if I am a big kid myself.
Then there was the Big Boys Toys Expo which is held in Canberra every year. This provided a mash-up selection of hobby toys; ranging from small highly detailed miniature vehicles and soldiers, to drone and VR head-set demonstrations - and even a rather flashy car show. It also hosted a range of activities which involved a kid-friendly Nerf gun arena, martial art displays from experienced fighters, and heavy-weight competitions with both men and women. There was a LOT of entertainment to go around which I had the privilege to go wander about and experience. And while THAT was all happening, Angus was busy being a judge for the Australian Robowars competition! With the grand prize being... Of course, a 3D-Printer. The winner was very pleased, but I'll let Angus tell you all about that, though.
And if that wasn't enough, when you throw in Angus's trip to Hangzhou to go play with all their new toys and taunt me with high resolution photographs of their delicious deserts, and our trip to the Australian Signage Convention...
Overall, there was so much going on, there has been little time to share those experiences here with our audience on Maker's Muse, but I will add more details about all the events in their own respective blogs.
However, now that we are heading into the end of October, it is time to share some information regarding our direction and vision for Maker's Muse!
Firstly: We are on the move
With a new space comes new possibilities. While it has been a great opportunity working where we are now, it is time to move on to a more permanent work-space with even FASTER internet (Our Australian NBN, trust me, it's an improvement). With a reliable connection and bigger space to work in, we can put in 110% building up quality content for Maker's Muse distraction-free. Some of the places we have looked have been promising, so expect a blog here or a video about our experiences rental hunting - which is sadly not as exciting as hunting for my favorite pistachio cookie, and far more frustrating.
Secondly: Lots of Special Content lined up
With a new space on the horizon, we will have the ability to expand our content further and start working on new projects and expand upon our tutorials. We have some stuff already green-lighted which are both either very educational and useful for those who are eager 3D printing enthusiasts, and also silly little endeavors to keep the fun alive - and for Angus to keep Lady Mused entertained. It's also worth mentioning that as someone obsessed with food I have been tempted to start my own channel... With lots of pushing and support from Angus. So maybe soon if you feel the need to take a snack-break from learning, I might be able to help you out!
Thirdly: Planned Trip to the USA!
It's now on our cards to start investing in a bit of travelling to go see more of the 3D Printing world-and our first stop is the Bay Area Maker's Faire in San Francisco, 2017. Apparently people like Angus enough to actually want to meet him, so I guess it is time to free him from his shackles and let him globe-trot for awhile. We are both really keen on this becoming a reality, so we are working hard to achieve this goal.
And that is all from me for now; I shall leave you with this wall of text (I'm not going to be bothered with a TL;DR section as I am profoundly lazy when there isn't a coffee bribe sitting in front of me), and of course a big thank you from Angus and I for supporting us! I hope you enjoyed this up-date with more to come, I might even get Angus to write them up!
Have a great week, catch you all next time!
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