Ozarks Mini Maker Faire

Caleb Kraft
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Exiting a narrow, spiral staircase into Caleb Kraft’s basement, the first thing I notice is a pegboard lined with octopodes hanging above a cluttered workbench.

Plural of the sea creature is “octopodes or just octopuses, believe it or not,” Kraft tells me. ”I’ve actually got a whole pile of them somewhere else.”  

The downstairs is equipped with multiple 3D printers. For one device in particular, its test item is what’s called a Rocktopus – an octopus holding up a rock-n-roll hand sign.