Setting up a DIY extravaganza at Maker Faire (photos)
There may be more than 100,000 people on hand this weekend in San Mateo, Calif., to see the best of the DIY world.
Eepy Birds at Maker Faire
The masses will descend Saturday, but Friday was setup day, and throughout the giant San Mateo County Event Center, the makers were busy putting together their diverse collection of robots, singing tesla coils, giant battleship tanks, and felt Flying Spaghetti Monsters.
Friday was also education day at Maker Faire, and there were about 1,300 school kids on hand. These kids were treated to all kinds of exhibitions, including one by the Eepy Birds, the duo famous for choreographing the fountains that occur when you drop Mentos into Diet Coke.
Here, we see that fountain of soda, while a group of kids looks on.