Mini Maker Faire: Salt Lake City 2018 field trip

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mini Maker Faire: Salt Lake City 2018 field trip


The 2018 Mini Maker Faire in Salt Lake City is Harley's destination in this episode of the House of Hacks. Highlights this year include a paper making setup, a 3D printed surface grinder and some working Teletype machines.

Last year's video can be seen here.

Here at House of Hacks we do tutorials, project overviews, tool reviews and more related to making things around the home and shop. Generally this involves wood and metal working, electronics, photography and other similar things. If this sounds interesting to you, go subscribe and click the bell to get notifications.

There's a playlist containing videos talking about the House of Hacks' values.

And here’s the most recent video.

For a written transcript, go to Mini Maker Faire: Salt Lake City 2018 field trip

Music under Creative Commons License By Attribution 3.0 by Kevin MacLeod at
Intro/Exit: Hot Swing


There's so much "making" going on out there.

Today we're taking a field trip to the Salt Lake Mini Maker Faire.

Are you interested in what peaked my interest at the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire this year?

That's coming up, right now!


Hi! Harley here.


It's time again for the highlights from this year's Mini Maker Faire here in Salt Lake City.

Last year I just kind of walked around and showed a little bit of everything that was going on at the show.

This year I thought I'd focus more on the highlights of what kind of caught my eye.

But if you're new here, generally we talk about things with a mechanical or technical bent to them.

Things made out of wood or metal, electronics, sometimes photography or computers.

If that sounds interesting to you, subscribe and hit the bell notification icon and you'll keep up to date on what's going on.

Like last year, this year's show had many people showing a broad range of really interesting things.

From sculptures that spit fire...

to hand drawn portraits...

to sewing...

and weaving where they talked about the automation of weaving designs and how that impacted the early computer industry...

to persistence of vision displays...

and of course 3D printers...

and drones.

One of the things I found really interesting was this paper making setup.

They first made a slurry out of old rags and recycled paper and then they used this homemade press to make sheets out of it.

And another one was this cool homemade surface grinder made out of square tubing, 3D printed brackets and and angle grinder.

And then there were these Teletype displays.

One was a pair of model 15s that were connected to an Arduino for control and then the Arduino was connected to a Raspberry Pi. This was configured so you could text messages to the Raspberry Pi and it would print out on the teleprinters. Really cool stuff!

And across the aisle from them, was a model 33 that was connected to a Linux computer running a bash shell on a console.

It was really interesting to learn how a motor, some relays, some solenoids and a bunch of mechanical bits could be configured to send electronic messages across the country.

And it was really interesting the mix of the new and the old technology being used together.

I believe everyone has a God-given creative spark. Sometimes this manifests through making things with a mechanical or technical bent to them. If this is you, I hope to inspire, educate and encourage you on your creative endeavors.

Usually this involves various physical media, like wood, metal, electronics, sometimes photography and computers.

If this sounds interesting to you, subscribe and hit the bell notification icon and I'll see you again in the next video.

Thanks for joining me on this creative journey we're on.

Until next time, go make something.

Perfection's not required.

Fun is!