Featured Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 Makers:
Cal Poly Underwater Robotics: Cal Poly's Robotics Club brings students together to build and teach about robots. Our team makes an Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle for both research and competition. Come join us to complete your very own underwater mission at the fair!
Cosmic Dance: Cosmic Dance series is designed as a dance recital, the “levitating dancers” accompany by different music and subtle movements, each piece interprets a story of the wondrous cosmic phenomena and our human conditions.
Aerial Sports League Drone Sports World: A 3-day drone sports extravaganza featuring state-of-the-art FPV racing, drone combat games and sport drone design competition. Watch the best pilots in the world compete for fame, glory & a trip for 2 to World Maker Faire in NYC #dSports #RotorsUp
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!!
Life-Size Mousetrap: The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show.
Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains: See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.
Spring Hill Acadamy of Petaluma maker class project: Made entirely by our schools children! Our youngest child is seven and our oldest is eleven. Spring Hill Acadamy's maker team taught our students how to weld, forge and fabricate steel including plasma cuting out their own continents.
BRAVE ROBOTICS INC.: BRAVE ROBOTICS makes robots that are able to transform. Also, we support development of robot. Now, also made a big robot that is transformable and rideable. We call it J-dite Ride Project.
Sono Drone Kit: Sone is an open source drone kit. Built for developers, enthusiasts and anybody who likes to tinker.
Rushad "Rushadicus" Eggleston: Rushad is an inventor of worlds, words, and melodies; delivering them via cello-shaped spaceship. His jester-like goblinry will delight, entertain, and inspire! Kazoo, banjo, & guitar will appear as he takes you on a fluffy trip to the Land of Sneth.
High Desert Wind Instruments: HDWI are a quartet of acoustic/mechanical music instruments powered by and interactive with the wind. Two Wind Harps and two Wind Dulcimers made of copper, brass and birch.
Dragon Glow Forest: Enter the Astro Botanical Garden under the watchful eyes of the Guardian Dragon. You grow smaller like a pollinator in the flower domain. Be Kind to the Forest. Plant a magical memory in the garden of your mind.
Racing Extinction Mobile Projections Vehicle: The Racing Extinction Mobile Projections Vehicle is a collaboration between Ocean Preservation Society and Obscura Digital, with a 15K lumen video projector on a robotic arm, a FLIR thermal imaging camera and electro-luminescent paint job.
Dream Catcher: Dream Catcher is inspired by various patterns found in nature. This cavernous, immersive experience invites you inside to interact and discover the hidden beauty of light and form.
Batalá San Francisco: Batalá SF is an all-volunteer Brazilian-style community percussion and dance ensemble. Membership is open to all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or musical experience. More information at batalasanfrancisco.com
Mission Delirium: Mission Delirium is an invitation to revel in the sound of earth shaking drums and facemelting brass. Let your hair down, get delirious and tear up the dance floor, we make the music that makes you want to shake it!
3D printed M-pavillion: A 3D printed full scale pavilion, that is easily setup and 100% recyclable.
Delorean Hovercraft: This hand-made Delorean is an amphibious vehicle that travels around by hovering on a cushion of air. Powered by gasoline engines and fans, it can carry two people over any relatively flat surface. For sale. Flux capacitor included.
NorCal Mars Rover Project: The NorCal Mars Society is making better rovers for human planetary exploration.
Howtoons: Howtoons provides engaging content that teaches kids how to build things, combining instructions with visual storytelling. Howtoons has a foundation of science and engineering education, inspiring creativity through art and imagination.
The Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Race: Watch builders race pedal powered vehicles in a figure eight race full of scrapes and close calls. Come into the pit area and watch us rebuild the cars and talk about making. Root for your favorite racer and make plans to build your own.
Fire into Ice- steam powered refrigeration: Witness fire being turned into ice as KSW demonstrates steam-powered mechanical refrigeration. Ride the vibrating couch and learn about constructive/destructive interference. Have a hand at letterpress and behold our running steam traction engine!
The Cosmic Carousel: The Cosmic Carousel is a Kinetic, Interactive, and Conceptual Sculpture Creation by artist Michael Walsh. Fabricated using Digital and Industrial Technologies. Medium: Aluminum, Steel, RGB LED Lighting. Year Completed 2012
Roy the Robot: Roy is an animatronic character constructed entirely from laser cut plywood and hobby servos.
The Pedal Powered Stage: Come pedal power live music performances from talented local bands and take part in our Energy Challenges, where you can go head to head with common electrical devices, trying to power them with your legs.
Dancing water fountain: This is a dancing musical water fountain show that I setup every year in front of my house for my Christmas display. It has 15 jets with RGB lighting that can be individually from a computer running midi software.
CCRMA Musical Interactives: The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University will show interactive software, mobile music apps, musical controllers, and sound art.
Grin Tech exhibit of homemade ebikes and eboards.: Ever wanted to build your own electric bike, electric skateboard, electric scooter, unicycle, or rollerblades? The hybridization of human and electric power for human mobility could
OVY Kids Racers: Free all day pedal racers for kids 3-7 yrs old. Come race a 4 min race on our oval track.
RallyBowl / NIMBY: NIMBY, Oakland's Maker and industrial art space, provides people a place to create and innovate in a collaborative environment. Gaige Qualmann & Clody Cates' creation RallyBowl, combining the best of both bowling and mini-golf, was made at NIMBY.
Robots And Racing - Power Racing Series: For the third year, the Robots And Racing team from Sierra College will be the "Power Racing Series" event. We take children's ride-on electric cars, soup them up and have adults race them. It is very competitive and so fun to watch!
Neon Art Shop: Peterson Neon is a neon art shop that creates custom neon and artwork. We also teach neon tube bending classes. We enjoy educating about the gases used in neon tubes and sharing the craft.
Physics Bus: The Physics Bus is a mobile platform for multi-sensory experiences in physics. Our JunkGenies exhibition is a showcase of household appliances that have been reanimated to manifest unfamiliar physical phenomena.
Welcome to Amu City: A amusement including a carousel, Ferris Wheel, clowns, a roller coaster surrounding them. The rides will include yellow and red lights. In the background will be playing Carousel by Melanie Martinez. On top will be a circus tent with swings.
T-WE TEA - handmade teas: T-WE TEA is an all natural-handmade tea company based in San Francisco. Every one of our ingredients are sourced with love, blended with more love, never flavored (or other hidden things), and then sprinkled with sarcasm.
CaraVellair Roadable Aircraft (a.k.a. flying car): The CaraVellair is an experimental, amateur-built roadable aircraft (aka flying car) that you can build in your garage. It is a 100% street legal motorcycle, uses a stock motorcycle engine and when complete will fly like a typical light aircraft.
Learningtech.org: We’re a nonprofit helping schools use tech for learning. We offer consulting & hands-on learning. Our booth showcases student Maker projects at summer camp: Rasp. Pi, Arduino, Python, game coding (eg Minecraft), robotics, 3D printing. We make Makers!
Master Gardeners: Vertical Gardening: Grow more edible plants in less space! Be inspired by unique Vertical Garden ideas that you can replicate at home. UCCE Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your questions and give advice.
TAPIGAMI: TAPIGAMI is a self generating, ever expanding, social sculpture. TAPIGAMI creates the opportunity to refine our interaction between aRt and daily life. TAPIGAMI is the aRt of applying imagination to tape. Learn TAPIGAMI today. FUN is required!!
Sandwriter Skryf: The machine Skryf moves forward, leaving a stream of letters behind him. Humans and time are responsible for the disintegration of the word again. Sometimes quick, sometimes very slow. An almost irrelevant pile of sand creates the magic of the word.
Landau the Dragon: Landau is a fire-breathing steampunk metal dragon built on top of a motorcycle. He has been cruising the Black Rock Desert as a mutant vehicle for over 6 years. The technological monstrosity uses pyrotechnics and engineering to inspire.
Bezelie: Bezelie is a palm-top size, 3D printed robot. As it is very small, you can put it anywhere in your house such as in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, kids room and also in your car. They will response to your activities in many ways in your life.
Mechateuthis: Mechateuthis is a kinetic sculpture of a mechanical giant squid. It's 8 digitally controlled motors power the movements of the arms, beak, eyes, tentacles, and mantle fins. Watch Mechateuthis move on it's own or turn a crank to control a movement.
Young Makers: The Young Makers program brings together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. In small clubs, participants work together to design and make a youth-chosen, open-ended project which they showcase at Maker Faire!
R2-D2 Astromech Droids: The Bay Area R2 Builders is a group of makers, hackers, and above all, Star Wars fans who have built full size, fully functional R2-D2 Droids. They bring their droids to Maker Faire to share with other makers, geeks, kid and fans.
The Master Maker Alexander Weygers and his Flying Saucer from 1944: The Master Maker Alexander Weygers and his Flying Saucer from 1944 is brought to the Maker Faire by the Weygers Foundation
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!
Pacific Pinball Camp: Pacific Pinball Museum fun and learning campsite. We will bring the Lil' Ju Ju Mobile Pinball Museum, The Sir Francis Galton Pinball Probability Machine, The EM Music Box, The Bumper Box, The Freedom Project; EM and SS Visible Freedom and more.
Animech Project: An animal inspired robotics platform.
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination: Miniature Plumbing!: Come see me build a miniature interactive bathroom on site using found, collected and recycled materials. Make your own mini fountain, shower, sink, toilet or water slide and take it home to play!
SeaCharger Solar-powered Autonomous Boat: SeaCharger aims to be the first unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to cross an ocean on solar power alone. The Seacharger project started in a humble garage but it's going to take to the high seas on a trip from California to Hawaii in early 2016.
Kraut Source - Fermentation Made Simple: Kraut Source is an elegant, all-stainless steel fermentation device that fits on mason jars. It's now fun and easy to create your own live-cultured foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles!
The Dancing Serpent: The Dancing Serpent is a 30 foot long wind-powered mobile made from steel and glass and fire. The serpent's material construction and overall weight are belied by its flawless balance and delicate movement, matching its graceful organic form.
KitRex Cardboard Dinosaurs: Cardboard dinosaurs of all sizes! Build your own dino hand puppet, try on a velociraptor costume, take a 15ft long Utahraptor for a walk, or bring home your very own buildable dino! Open up your creative mind with these Kinesthetic Imaginative Toy
A Spice Above: A Spice Above gourmet spice blends are used to make dips, spreads, dressing, rubs, & desserts. Visit our booth to taste a plethora of samples and see a special presentation!
- 3D Imaging
- 3D Printing
- Alternative Energy
- Art & Design
- Computers & Mobile Devices
- Electric Vehicles
- Flying & Aeronautics
- Food & Beverages
- Fun & Games
- Kids & Family
- Kids Under 5 yo
- Kinetic Art
- Maker Pro
- Open Source
- Photography & Video
- Raspberry Pi
- Sustainability & Nature
- Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo)