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We wanna send you and a friend to Maker Faire!

Updated: May 09, 2017 15:29
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Come celebrate Maker Faire‘s 12th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science, technology, engineering, food, arts and crafts. Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. This three-day family friendly faire has something for everyone – a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. The Greatest Show and (Tell) on Earth – It’s county fair meets science fair meets farmers market meets burning man for families!

Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21, 2017 | San Mateo Event Center | Tickets can be purchased here

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Let us introduce you to five makers (out of the hundreds that will be there) that will be at this year’s event in San Mateo.


The MegaBots Mk.III combat robot is complete, and coming to a Maker Faire near you! Come see the 12-ton, 16-foot-tall, 430-horsepower Giant Fighting Robot that will fight the KURATAS robot in the Giant Robot Duel!

Tinker Kitchen

Tinker Kitchen is a food hacking community that will host a maker space with all the cooking gadgets you can’t fit into your kitchen. Get hands on with industrial culinary hardware like sous vide circulators, commercial pasta extruders, chocolate tempering machines, and more.

Fun with Pinball

Fun with Pinball is an interactive exhibit highlighting in a new area of the Faire dedicated to DIY pinball machines. Fun with Pinball, built from retired pinball machine parts, will foster your curiosity and grow your imagination.

The Crucible

At this point, I feel like everyone has heard of Oakland’s trade school, The Crucible. Come see demonstrations in Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Jewelry, Ceramics, Foundry, Harmonograph and Fire Effects. Hands on activities!


TAPIGAMI is the aRt of applying Imagination to Tape. At TAPIGAMI you will be able not only to tOUch aRt but you will encouraged to MAKE aRt. 

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.


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