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MakersFaireTechWorld

MakersFaireTechWorld

Today I went to the Maker Faire Tokyo 2017.
It was an awesome event. Many robots and innovative ideas.
One day is just not enough to see all the exhibits.

This event was held on Saturday/Sunday 5th and 6th August 2017 respectively.

It attracted quite a lot of people.
The exhibits varied from school robotics projects to professional big industry products.
The event audience also varied correspondingly. Small kids could play with robots and maneuver them in the grid. People could also try VR and experience the mind blowing simulations and games.

Here is a quick conclusion of my day

Things I learned
- The trend to have a personal robot assistant with you all the time is increasing. People need small cute robots to talk with them, interface with them.
- Daily activity robots are gaining popularity like the cleaning robot.
- DeepLearning/AI combined with robotics is gaining an edge over traditional robotics methodology. Robotic arm with build in camera on its tip is s…

Snow Wall of Nagano

Day 1 of 7 
Time Log: - D1 21st Sunday 05:14 Minatocho -> 05:17 Keikyu Kawasaki  05:34 JR Kawasaki -> Tokyo (05:52) 06:16 Tokyo -> Nagano (07:38) Kagayaki 1501 20:35 Toyama -> Kanazawa 20:55
1) Kawasaki -> Nagano

We started off with the first train from Minatocho Line (place where I live). Getting around Nagano-station was not that difficult. My family (3 members) had a JR rail pass of 7 days. Before using the rail pass, we just need to get it checked from the station master. Every time you pass the JR station, you need to show the pass to the station master and then checkin / checkout.  I didn't had the 90days short visa, so I had to buy tickets.
We reached Nagano around 07:38 AM. I had thought I will buy the Option ticket (http://www.jrtateyama.com/e/) from Nagano station, but the Midori Madonokuchi (ticket office of JR) opens at 10:00 and I arrived at Nagano before that. I should have bought the ticket beforehand from Tokyo.
2) Nagano -> Ogizawa Instead of wasting time waitin…