Maker Faire Bay Area will not be held this May in 2020. Numerous factors including the potential impact of coronavirus as well as the transition last summer of Maker Media to Make: Community have influenced this decision. We have looked at dates for Maker Faire Bay Area in the Fall but we won’t decide to go ahead with an event until we can evaluate the impact and implications of this situation.
We appreciate the support and participation of so many makers and attendees for fourteen years at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo. We continue to see the positive impact that the maker movement is having on education, community building, and business. We are thinking of new ways that we might create connections within the community and help grow and develop the community of makers around the world.
Thanks for a Spectacular Weekend!
PROGRAM GUIDE + MAP
Browse featured presenters and makers across 8 stages and more than 500 exhibits, and a map of Maker Faire Bay Area 2019. Downloadable PDF!
The Future We Make: Explore The 2019 Highlights
The future of 3D printing (spoiler: it’s now), AI, machine learning, open-source, digital fabrication, microcontrollers, DIY drones, the “right” to repair, and more.
Lacemaking, felting, laser cutting, soldering, light saber training, unicorns, breadboards, and more. Plus 40 advance-registration workshops for more in-depth, hands-on experiences.
Art + Spectacle
Giant sculptures, kinetic art, and racing mechs: meet some of the fantastic (and fantastical) works coming to Maker Faire Bay Area this year.
From projects that bring the cosmos to the classroom, to startups and venerable players pursuing innovative and beneficial commercial endeavors, the space community has new ventures happening on all sides.
Solving the world’s largest problem takes agile and open minds, prowess and fluency in technology, and interdisciplinary thinking. Climate protection is on the mind and in the hands of makers at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019.
Meet the 2019 Makers
BayLUG (Bay Area LEGO Users Group)
An exhibit of LEGO creations by members of BayLUG (Bay Area LEGO Users Group).There will be static as well as moving displays like trains, robotics, fairground rides, great ball contraption. For the Maker Faire visitors there is a LEGO Play area
Giant Soap Bubbles
The Maker Faire bubble exhibit: entertaining with and teaching about bubbles for years--a Maker Faire classic exhibit. See giant bubbles. Make your bubble wand for free. Learn to use it. in 2019, see bubbles you have never seen before ...
Space Enterprise at Berkeley
Space Enterprise at Berkeley is UC Berkeley's Liquid Propulsion, space-shot rocketry team. From our composite work to our avionics and recovery system, we are going to show you just how we plan to take our Eureka-1 Rocket to space.
Mechanical Arts of Ryon Gesink
The F1 Machine, a rolling electric desert vehicle that spins on massive wheels and creates noise and fire. Also other futuristic sculptures and metal art.
San Francisco Bazaar
Bazaar Bizarre began in 2001 in the Boston-area as an offbeat entertainment extravaganza to showcase the DIY movement and handmade goods. It has spread across the nation to cities such as Los Angeles, Cleveland, Maker Faire Bay Area and Austin. San Francisco Bazaar is the west coast branch of this faire. Expect a Handmade market, Indie entertainment extravaganza and D.I.Y. Festival all under one roof!