Makerspace / Frolics / Parade

Old Milwaukee Makerspace

The Milwaukee Makerspace, led by David Overbeck, took part in Milwaukee’s South Shore Frolics Parade on July 16th, 2011. in 2010 I joined David in watching the parade, and it was great… I mean, it’s commonly known as Milwaukee’s Best Parade, so it was with great pleasure I was able to join David this year in the parade. The Makerspace crew made it all happen.

Giant Arduino

The Milwaukee Makerspace members joined together to do a “Group Build” where everyone pitches in to do something big… and by big, I’m taking about a 9 foot tall “Old Milwaukee Makerspace” beer can, and a giant double-Arduino (and jet) powered vehicle. We were also joined by Grave Digger and Little Pink Trike, which you might know from the Power Racing Series where they’ve done pretty well.

We had a few “issues” getting everything working in time, and getting everything to hold together, but I’m proud to say we completed 99.8% of the parade route without issue, and I think we delighted the crowd.

Everyone had a good time, and I get the feeling this isn’t the last parade the Makerspace will take part in… I mean, there’s another parade in just a few months… :)