Featured Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 Makers:
Make and Launch Compressed Air Rockets!: It all began in 2008 when Rick published his article on Compressed Air Rockets for Make: Magazine volume 15. Since then, Air Rocket Works brought rocket fun all over the world through launch events and kits.
Big Ant: The Big Ant is coming from the magical but very real place of De L'île Nantes and Les Machines Another creation and “traveling machine” of Les Machines, the Big Ant is often described as a combination of invented worlds of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo Da Vinci.
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.
MegaBots Mk.III Debut: 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!
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.
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.
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!
Bowyery and Blacksmithing: A group of highschoolers with interests woodworking and metalworking combined projects to display a collection of hand-forged knives and handmade wooden archery equipment.
Enunciation: Enunciation is made of stainless steel, LEDs, and acrylic. The exterior mirrors its environment with its reflective metal. The interior features changing colors and motions across 3500 LEDs. Buttons control the lighting's parameters.
The Exploratorium Light Play +: Explore light, shadows, and motion using rich materials to create your own kinetic vignette. Then take it to the next level with Scratch-based programming. Add your piece to a collaborative art installation.
Steam-powered Gears: Learn about large wooden gear construction. Witness those gears driving a 110-year-old automatic pencil sharpener! Follow along as KSW demonstrates the multi-color printing process on a set of letterpresses.
Swap-o-Rama-Rama: The ultimate clothing swap, DIY sewing lab, workshops that emphasizes reuse, recycling and re-purposing practices to reduce textile wastes with featured guest talks and Trashion Show on the Textile Lounge Stage.
Strawbees HoverCraft race track: Come and build HoverCrafts with the Strawbees team. Design your own HoverCraft and race against others on the race track.
Space Garden: Astro Botanicals Space Garden is a magical fairy tale forest of giant glowing flowers. Engage with the immersive imaginary environment in a non-virtual sensory creativity matrix.
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.
Giant Cardboard Robots: Arm yourself with Giant Cardboard Robot Arms! The Revolution Will Be Corrugated.
R2-D2 and BB-8 Astromech Droids: The Bay Area R2 Builders is a group of hackers, makers, builders and above all, Star Wars fans who have built full size, fully functional R2-D2s. They bring their droids to the Maker Faire to share with makers, geeks, kids and fans.
Creature Quads: Creature Quads are interactive mechanical contraptions. They will be roaming around the Maker Faire looking for pilots and animators. I imagine they are tangible form of univerasal creative play.
Lotus: Lotus is a experiential light based installation, it is meant to be a place of rest in a chaotic world. As people rest and relax with sculpture it envelops you waves of color and you can discover how to unlock the deeper levels of the sculpture.
Molnar GT Flying Motorcycle: Molnar GT Gyrocycle Designed and hand built in 2005 by Dezso Molnar, Craig Calfee, George Havstad and Mike Solano FlyingCarRacing.com
3D Stroboscopic Zoetrope by Peter Hudson: Kinetic sculptor and 3D Stroboscopic Zoetrope creator, Peter Hudson, takes the most primitive form of animation to an extreme level, incorporating creativity, art, engineering, technology, and fantasy into his delightfully captivating designs.
Cal Poly Robotics Club: Cal Poly's Robotics Club brings students together to build and teach about robots. Our team makes Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles for research, fun, and competition. Come join us to pilot underwater robots!
Parallel Suspended: Slowly the tip of the pen writes with illuminating sand large iconic texts and drawings, like blown up tatoos, on the floor in the dark. An 8 wire parallel, big scale, XYZ controlled, photoluminescent powder writing and drawing robot.
Obtainium Works: Obtainium Works is the premiere art car factory in Vallejo, CA that is home to the Neverwas Haul and a number of other art cars. Come to the Steampunk Grotto, ride the vehicles and check out our steampunk clothing, accessories, and kids crafts area.
Lighthouse Creativity Lab: Join us for design challenges! From marble runs and paper-circuit murals, to maracas and fairy villages. Our K-12 students will be sharing exciting projects and leading hands on activities for children and adults. Learn about making in our schools.
The Crucible: Demonstration in Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Jewelry, Ceramics, Foundry, Harmonograph and Fire Effects. Hands on activities!!!!
Carbon negative energy! Solving climate change with biomass: To solve climate change, we need to do more than just plug in solar panels--we have to get carbon out of the sky, and back into the ground. Biomass gasifiers do that, by turning organic waste into on-demand, renewable, carbon negative energy.
TOBOR - The Gigantic Robotic Dinosaur!: TOBOR is a larger-than-life robotic dinosaur with wireless remote control that can pick things up and be driven around! TOBOR was built to showcase the many talents of our instructors at the NCC Fab Lab in Bethlehem, PA.
Invented Art - Poppy Sedoku Kinetic Art Sculpture: The California Poppy provides the color pallet. A Sudoku puzzle ensures each square is unique to its neighbor in color and stitch pattern. Wirework leaves and poppy photos complete the InventedArt sculpture.
TAPIGAMI: "The First Rule of TAPIGAMI is to have fun" TAPIGAMI is the aRt of appying Imagination to Tape. At TAPIGAMI you will be able not only to tOUch aRt but you will encouraged to MAKE aRt.
OVY Pedal Power Racers: Come on over Kids 3-8 yrs olds. Race all you want on our Free Peddle Power Racers Track. Our Volunteers will set you up to race or ride on our Red 3 Wheel Racers. Come buy anytime during the day.. We'll be here all day. Fun Fun Fun.
Maker[Space]Ship: The Maker[Space]Ship is an innovative mobile workshop which overcomes access barriers in San José to foster creative ideas, connect people with technology, and encourage problem-solving, collaboration, and discovery.
The Traveling Spectacular: The Traveling Spectacular offers live entertainment complete with grand illusions, a sword swallowing prestidigitator extraordinaire, vaudevillian comedy, alluring dancers and the fire-breathing Devil himself with music by the Oddjob Ensemble.
Tinker Kitchen: We’re a food hacking community building a maker space with all the cooking gadgets you can’t fit into your kitchen. Play with industrial culinary hardware like sous vide circulators, commercial pasta extruders, chocolate tempering machines, and more!
Chalk The World: 3 teens from the Pacific Northwest are on a mission: to inspire people of all ages to use their imaginations! They've turned a 1952 milk truck into an interactive chalk truck -- and are driving it across america, handing out chalk.
Make a Plush Marshmallow with Sugar Plush: Come create and decorate your own plush marshmallow! Join our kid-friendly activity to stuff, sew, and decorate a cute plush toy using new and up-cycled materials. When you’re finished, sign or name your creation on the "Handmade by .." label!
Robot Band: The robot band consists of five humanoid robots, from 40 cm to 80 cm of height. Four of them play an electronic drums, two metallophones,and bells. (The unique drum set is made of acrylic.) One of them is a singer with voice synthesis.
Pacific Pinball Camp: The Pinball Museum exhibits from Dick Falkard, Michael and Christian Schiess, the Pinball trailer, the original Visible Pinball, Pinbowl and more is joined by Mark Gibson from Colorado presenting all of his interactive "Fun With Pinball" exhibits.
Aerial Sports League dSports World 3: Aerial Sports League (ASL) returns with dSports World 3 - a comprehensive drone sports event featuring the best FPV racing, drone combat, Tiny Whoop racing and drone Rotor Derby. Also learn to build & fly a real drone in the Drone Learning Zone
Papercraft Pets: Ever wished for a pet winged monkey or a pet shark? These Paper-Craft Pet templates enable people to create their own Paper Pets. This is a fun and interesting way to get children and adults making large 3D models quickly.
Power Racing Series: Start with $500 & a Power Wheel. Get some new batteries, new motor, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class. Put it on the track. Race it for glory and trophies.
The King Mahtusahn: Join the Meowsistance in the war against the house cats! Climb aboard The King Mahtusahn and take full control of all of its functions. Destroy all the kitties with our LED shooting canons.
Scultura di Colletivo: Have you ever wanted to learn forging? Come participate in a fully operational and interactive traditional blacksmith shop and our team of smiths will show you how to heat and mold metal like clay. You will get to take your creation home with you!
Ken Berman Art/The Nexus of Urban Art & Design: Ken Berman Art - The Nexus of Urban Art & Design Combining the raw energy of the urban environment with the mechanics our modern age Ken Berman uses Autocad to feature his artwork on skateboards as an alternative form of artistic expression.
RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching: RAFT has created school based makerspaces throughout the bay area, providing curriculum, coaching and up-cycled maker materials. Join us to learn more about the work being done in these spaces and how your school can create it's own makerspace.
- 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)