Tag Archives: Maker Faire 2014

A look back at World Maker Faire 2014

And just like that, another weekend of making has come to an end but not without its ‘Faire’ share of memories. On September 20th and 21st, World Maker Faire 2014 attracted some 85,000 Makers, modders, hackers, hobbyists and veteran engineers from 45 states and 36 countries to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Inside a jam-packed booth (#EP24), attendees had the chance to meet, mingle and make a wide range of projects — many of which were powered by Atmel microcontrollers.

From announcing the new Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101 and moderating a Maker panel to hosting a number of hands-on demos and meeting AVR Man himself, it was an incredible two days!

Here’s a look back at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth in pictures…

Next, the Atmel team is headed for Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition on October 3-5, 2014. Will we be seeing you in Italy?

Atmel powers these Maker Faire projects

Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) were under the hood of hundreds of projects at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014.

Some of them could be found in the official Atmel (#205) and Arduino (#204) booths, although the majority were spread out in various locations across the expansive San Mateo Maker Faire grounds.

We’ve done our best to track down a number of projects that are powered by Atmel components, but this is by no means a definitive list. If you’d like your Atmel-based project added to the list, please ping us at @Atmel on Twitter and join the conversation by tweeting #AtmelMakes. We will do our best to accommodate your response ASAP. In the meantime, check out our list below:


Open Garden Hardware

Bare Condcutive

3D printing and micro-manufacturing with Robox

RoboTech Super Car

Wildfire dev board

Arduino controlled train

Bughouse chess clock and a DIY pingpong serving machine

Arduino flex sensor glove

Bionico Hand

Can cells learn?



Crowdsourced Gaming – Balloon Pop!

Dancing water fountain

EDWARD the Robot

Home automation with Arduino

Internet of farming Arduino-based aquaponics

iPhone Controlled Entertainment Center

iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter

Isopmorphic midi controller keyboard

Kindle Fire VR

Kovacich Overengineering – Custom Lighting Expo

Lil ‘Bot

Makelangelo Art Robot

MakeSmith CNC

ManyLabs: Sensors for Science Education

Mobile 3D scanner

MOJO FPGA dev board



Project Gauntl33t

Smart Aquaponics – an IoT application

Smart Phone Injector Keyboard

The Cluck Bucket: A Solar Egg Incubator