SAN MATEO, Calif.--From the size of the crowd at Maker Faire today, it's clear the world has a growing appetite for DIY innovation. More than 100,000 people were expected for the sixth annual event, taking place at the San Mateo County Event Center this weekend.
A diverse mix of science, engineering, design, and art--with everything from robots to knitting to exploding soda to steam rollers--Maker Faire is an otherworldly extravaganza that attracts kids and adults, leaving both wide-eyed at the marvelous maker creations.
Where else can you see four very realistic beeping R2D2s twirling around through gawking crowds?
Ken Murphy's installation gives a time-lapse visualization of the sky for an entire year. An image of the sky was captured every 10 seconds, and time-lapse movies are assembled to reveal mosaic patterns of weather and time.
With more than 100,000 expected to attend this year's Maker Faire, these cupcake mobiles will have to watch out!
Maker Faire continues through Sunday, but get there early, the crowds are massive and parking is awful. The San Mateo fairgrounds are packed with cupcakes, robots, steam rollers, and all kinds of innovative bikes.