For everyone who’s been picked last for kickball and first for lab, your time has come. I just went to my first Maker Faire in San Mateo last Saturday and was totally blown away. I’m declaring it the most exciting event for geeks in the world.
The vast array of geekerie included everything from laser harps to tesla coils to computer-driven embroidery to finger puppets to robots that fight to the death. There were tons of hands-on workshops for all ages and, of course, the usual high-calorie foods. I even got a sick eating a banana split funnel cake.
All this took place in 10 expo areas, each with it’s own theme. It’s impossible to see everything, because you could spend all day in just one area.
If you missed this last weekend’s Maker Faire, check out the next one in Austin, Texas on Oct 18th and 19th.
I’m still exhausted, and since pictures are worth a thousand words, here are some photos: