Here's a look at this year's Maker Faire, as seen through the eyes of a first-timer, CNET's Ina Fried.
The Lego Jeep, curated by Kevin Mathieu, made a stop at Maker Faire, but is also available for private parties and street fairs.
That was just one of many things CNET's Ina Fried saw during her first visit to Maker Faire.
Microsoft's Clint Rutkas took his T-shirt cannon on the road to Maker Faire.
The current version uses off-the-shelf parts, is powered by Windows, and can launch from a Windows Phone. However, it also costs in excess of $10,000. Rutkas is working on the design for a much-lower-end version that can be built for just a tiny fraction of that cost.
Just before heading out, I climbed inside this giant cupcake for a photo op. There were other of the mobile, oversized pastries roaming around Maker Faire.