Snow cones are a staple at the State Fair of Texas. So, when the Fair asked me to verify if, as claimed, the snow cone machine was invented in 1929 by food vender Sam Bert I was warm to the idea. Sam passed away and his son, Sonny, runs the business now.
An E.T.-themed virtual reality game, human-powered sculptures and a life-sized snow cone machine are some of my favorite things at this year's Maker Faire Orlando. The two-day festival brought together inventors, artists and curious minds of all ages at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.