Maker Faire Bay Area 2019 May 17-19
Maker Faire Bay Area Archive
Featured Makers of 2019
Perkunas 雷神藝術工作室 Fantasy Metal Creatures
Roy uses 3D printing to print out parts piece by piece as mold for casting metal parts. Each work parts are assembled by bolts & nuts, and become real, moveable creatures. Roy bases his metalworks on his observation of real creatures' structures.
Zeke the Odd, the Next Great Maker
Zeke the Odd, the Next Great Maker is an original, family animated adventure in development. The story is all about the celebration of imperfection and the crucial role imagination plays in our lives, all across the globe.
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2018 Featured Makers
Obtainium Works is the premiere art car factory in Vallejo, CA and will be featured on an episode of Jay Leno's Garage in Spring 2018.Come to the Steampunk Grotto, ride the vehicles and check out our steampunk clothing, accessories, and kids crafts.
3D Printed Theme Park
Learn about the technology behind theme/water park rides. You can not only learn how they work, but build your own! Each model is easy to print & assemble and is FREE to download! Models range from simple to complex & are educational & a ton of FUN!
FIRST Tech Challenge - Middle & High School Robotics
FTCquel competition for FIRST(R) Tech Challenge (FTC). Teams will play the 2017-2018 "RELIC RECOVERY" challenge. Demo robots will be available (with wristband) for ages 9 and above to take your try at this year's game
Sometimes the way to the invention of your dreams is letting it go, as Saura Naderi, lead engineering teacher and designer of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, found when to building a robot dress. Saura will share lessons learned in collaboration with engineers and a theatrical costume designer.
Experiments in Space
The International Space Station partners with Chabot Space & Science Center to bring you Experiments in Space showing you how to get involved in Space! Come and participate in a experiment or stay for longer experiencing one of our workshops.
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2017 Featured Makers
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.
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, micro-scale racing and "caged freestyle." Experience FPV goggles and learn to fly a real drone in the Drone Learning Zone.
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.
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.
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!
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2016 Featured Makers
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.
OVY Kids Racers
Free all day pedal racers for kids 3-7 yrs old. Come race a 4 min race on our oval track.
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.
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
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
2015 Featured Makers
Roy the Robot
Roy is an animatronic character constructed entirely from laser cut plywood and hobby servos.
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
Rhoeby the Navigation-Capable Hexapod
Rhoeby is a customized ROS-enabled hexapod. The robot supports SLAM, Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance
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!!
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.