Featured Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 Makers:
Celestial Mechanica: Celestial Mechanica is an immersive kinetic sculpture experience depicting our solar system. Eight unique planets twirl upon their own axes, simultaneously orbiting a fiery Sun, all driven by a uniquely designed machine of over 80 custom-made gears.
Tapigami: Tapigami is an interactive, ever expanding, SELF generating, social sculpture and aRt installation. It is designed to recreate and expand the way in which all of us interact with art and daily life. tOUch aRt
Cyclecide: Come Ride! We'll have the Bike Ccyclorral, tall bikes, choppers, sidecar bikes, bumper bikes, swing bikes, shriner bikes, altered kids trics, the 32 foot high Axe-Grinder, the Cyclo-fuge, the Whirl-n-Hurl, the Kiddie Carousel, and more!!
InMoov: InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot Replicable on any home 3D printer with a 12cm area, it is conceived as a development platform for Universities, Laboratories, Hobbyist, but first of all for Makers.
The Traveling Spectacular: Welcome to The Traveling Spectacular! A surrealist vaudeville experience inspired by the dreams and dust of a bygone age. Allow your sense of wonder to ignite as we take you on a journey into the imagination!
Rhoeby the Navigation-Capable Hexapod: Rhoeby is a customized ROS-enabled hexapod. The robot supports SLAM, Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance
Applied Kinetic Arts: Applied Kinetic Arts is a community of artists working within the medium loosely defined as “kinetic”. Works incorporating motion, light, sound, and interactivity are represented by the group’s ever expanding member base.
Giant Cardboard Robots: Arm yourselves with Giant Cardboard Robot Arms! The revolution will be corrugated.
Micro Drone 3.0: Micro Drone 3.0 is the next generation small sized personal Drone. For the past year we have developing and upgrading the hardware to add new features that takes this to the next level.
Bio-Spires by Crash Alchemy: Crash Alchemy produces interactive, immersive and experiential environments. The Bio-Spires are part of our Digital Arcade, where kids of all ages can interact with giant, intricate and imaginative art pieces in ingenious ways.
gilly: This piece represents a decade anniversary of two previous sculptures I made called the "Twins". "Gilly" is significantly larger in stature and in fire than its predecessors. All of the materials for this sculpture have been reclaimed from six pr
Fire sculpture robots in the sand.: Fire sculpture robots in the sand!! celebrate a decade of Maker Faire by destroying a small piece of it with robots!! Come and watch as our sculpture robots demolish all in there way!
Sama Bus: Talent is equally distributed across the human family, but opportunity is not. We’re building a movement to change this. We’re hitting the road in our very own Samabus (#SamaBus)—or as we like to think of it, our manifesto on wheels—to save lives.
Fiber Optic Formalwear and LED Space Helmets: Makers Jenn and Zach teamed up to create an eye-dazzling wearable light show for nighttime festivals. Fiber optics and addressable LEDs illuminate a handmade dress and a tuxedo jacket in colorful, ever-changing patterns. LED space helmets, too!
The CoasterDad Project - by Will Pemble: Enjoyed by millions on television and online, CoasterDad Will Pemble is bringing one of his world-famous, custom backyard roller coaster to Maker Faire. Meet Will Pemble in person and help Bring Physics, Family & Fun To Kids Everywhere!
Diablo Valley College Architecture and Engineering: The Diablo Valley College Architecture and Engineering program is excited to present a variety of projects and research from courses in digital modeling, analysis and fabrication funded through the National Science Foundation.
The NeedleArts Zone: The NeedleArts Zone teaches needlearts: Crochet, Cross-Stitch, Knitting, Needlepoint and Spinning! Students go home with their learning supplies, and there is no cost for lessons or supplies. Look for our outrageously oversized knitting needles!
Sessilanoid: In our world nature and geometry called out to me. I am enamored by their beauty and find myself lost in there patterns. This sculpture started as a seed that would grow and propagate over an area, then coming to life in dark as people encounter it.
The Great Fredini's Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio: Scan-A-Rama 3D is a portrait studio for the 21st century! Stop by our booth to get 3D scanned on the Scan-O-Tron 3000, our open source 3D scanning rig and get your very own 3D printed statue of you, your family or a loved one!
Roy the Robot: Roy is an animatronic character constructed entirely from laser cut plywood and hobby servos.
Aquatrope: The AQUATROPE is a self powered and electric, pedal-assisted mobile art sculpture. Created to explore how intertwined we are to water, the Aquatrope has eight art discs with holistic message about how profoundly vital water is to our human existence
Trackers Earth: Trackers is an education organization dedicated to teaching old school outdoor skills: wilderness survival, wild plants, homesteading crafts, blacksmithing, tracking, and more.
Robot Resurrection: Robot Resurrection is a towering 28 foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 95% airplane parts. The arms and head articulate like you would expect of a giant Robot and with lighting and laser effects too!
Bot Bash Party Service: Come to the Bot Bash booth to challenge your friends, family or a complete stranger to an exciting robot battle!
Dangerous Puppets: Dangerous Puppets creates marionettes and other puppets from found dead local hardwoods such as manzanita and madrone, and other found, donated, or repurposed materials. We also perform live puppets shows on our homemade puppet cart.
Light Play: Light Play is an interactive hive of miniature delta robots made from 3D printed parts which act as a mechanical prosthetic for enhancing self expression.
- 3D Imaging
- 3D Printing
- Alternative Energy
- Art & Design
- Computers & Mobile Devices
- Flying & Aeronautics
- Food & Beverages
- Fun & Games
- Internet of Things
- Kids & Family
- Kids Under 5 yo
- Kinetic Art
- Maker Pro
- Open Source
- Photography & Video
- Raspberry Pi
- Sustainability & Nature
- Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo)