Veronica and I ran ourselves ragged trying to cover all there was to see at the 2007 <a href="http://makerfaire.com/">Maker Faire</a> held in San Mateo, CA. Here are some highlights from a day spent with our geek volume set to 11.
This year's Maker Faire had a strong showing of crafters thanks to the launch of Craft Magazine. The plush meat pillows were definitely my favorite craft item. There was even a little plush block of seeded tofu for vegetarians.
In the kids corner of the Maker Faire, the folks from Blinkybug were selling their simple Blinkybug kits for only a few bucks. The bugs are simple to make and require no soldering (just tape and wire). I really wanted to make one but felt a bit awkward sitting at a table with a bunch of 8-year-olds.