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Maker Faire captures the DIY spirit in art, science, music and robotics

A climate of innovation, culture and education.

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Embodying the spirit of innovation, culture and education, Maker Faire is back in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend for its 13th year.

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Dancing with skeletons in the sun at Maker Faire 2018

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In it's first ever public showing, Furrion showed off the Prosthesis mech racing exoskeleton.

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In it's first ever public showing, Furrion showed off the Prosthesis mech racing exoskeleton.

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An R2 unit calmly roams the floor Friday afternoon in the robotics pavilion.

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Fire and fury from the Rabid Transit fire belching art car.

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Twin lens 35mm film photos from rebuilt Kodak Stereo Cameras.

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Relaxing for a moment and laying in the sun, looking up through a wind sculpture.

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The ElectroMage light piano, designed and built by Benjamin Hencke.

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Immerse yourself in entire worlds of Lego, trains, engineering and video games, all designed and built by makers like you.

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People generating power with their legs at the Pedal Powered Stage.

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The AZoth Pyramid Capstone meditation chamber offers "a 5-minute trip through inner space-time."

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A giant wolf statue on the main lawn at the San Mateo County Events Center, where Maker Faire is taking place this weekend.

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A Maker Faire welcome bot in one of the expo halls.

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Don't forget your cash -- there's food and lots of cool maker kits for sale here.

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Turn the knob, and as the sound waves change in the tube, the foam beads respond to the air movement.

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The Playa Chair is like a wheelchair, but different. Instead of wheels, it crawls along with robotic arms.

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Nintendo Labo has a huge pavilion, where you can learn and experience the many ways to integrate building with gaming.

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Or sit back, relax and take a ride in the Solar Surrey!

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Play a wild 360 degree game of Pac-Man on this projection sphere.

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The Fairfax Dalek roams the robotic pavilion.

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A Star Destroyer made entirely of tape!

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Or chat with a robot, like these InMoove humanoid chaps.

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My new big furry friend, CDC -- a Cat of a Different Color.

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A complex version of a backyard water fountain, made from hundreds of feet of PVC.

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The bionic cowboys live at Maker Faire.

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Electric gokarting gets pretty wild at Maker Faire.

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