I’ve got a golden ticket…
This year, in a effort to see everything at the 2012 Maker Faire, hubby and I planned to go to both days of the event – May 19th and 20th. Full of energy and waiting to be amazed, we hoofed it to our local Caltrain station, and made the long walk from Hillsdale to the San Mateo County fairgrounds.
Are we there yet?
In the distance we could see what looked like a large paper plane soaring through the air above the fair. As we drew closer, it was clear that this plane was being controlled from the ground. Excited, we sped up our steps fueled by the desire to see what this year’s fair would have to show us.
Lots of robots.
Robot costumes, robot sculptures, felted robots, robot kits, dancing robots, and dancing with robots too!
Lots of wonderful crafts and crafters as well. Etchhpop let you print up a woodblock print from one of their samples. You can send them an image, and they’ll send you a custom woodblock. Add that to the must have list! The Woolbuddy folks had fantastic kits to make, or pre-made items to buy like this irresistible R2D2.
Want to be jet propelled? Make your own rocket pack out of empty bottles (Mom should have left them full for training a la Rock Lee from Naruto). Have an old Commodore 64 lying around? Clearly, it needs to be turned into a guitar.
But wait, there was so much more. Adam Savage in a cage with lightning bolts, Teslas and motorcycles that stand on their own (gyroscope-power), Lego cities with working trains and tiny cities made out of rolled up masking tape (Tapigami) and 8 foot space marines to hug.
and, of course, what would Maker Faire be without FIRE!!!
Can’t wait until next year.