Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bay Area Maker Faire 2014

I spent the weekend as a booth babe at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, assisting Chris Jefferies, who was exhibiting a wireless sensor network he built from open source hardware & software. In addition to a diverse range of sophisticated hobbyists like Mr. Jefferies, ...

... the fair hosts affinity groups ...

... & artists utilizing technology in novel ways.

There was discussion among the makers about how commercial the fair has become, & in fact most of the exhibits are products.

Big corporations have taken note of the huge audience & duly set up camp.

I didn't come close to getting around to everything, but I did see a lot of custom fabrication & 3D printers.

In the Dark Room, I caught feeding time at this jellyfish aquarium.

The fair has exhibits with flame throwers, but I had to sign a safety waiver just to stand next to some beehives.

This transparent beehive totally made me want to learn beekeeping.

The fair does a terrific job of being family-friendly, & I saw lots of kids.

Every little girl wore an outfit that was coordinated in some way, & even the boys dressed better than me on a good day.

§ Bay Area Maker Faire 2014
May 17 & 18
Sat. 10 AM - 8 PM | Sun. 10 AM - 6 PM
San Mateo Event Center

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