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Maker Faire 2012

An art installation spews fire at Maker Faire 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

I’ve wanted to go to Maker Faire for years, but for one reason or another, was never able to make it until this year. I met up with Dan, Yar, and Jan, and we spent most of the day wandering around the San Mateo County Event Center grounds, taking in all of the amazing booths and exhibits.

Dan strikes a pose at Maker Faire 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

A fire-breathing dragon at Maker Faire 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

Charlie and Jan check out an art display at Maker Faire 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

ArcAttack! plays music with tesla coils at Maker Faire 2012. (Sha Sha Chu)

The highlights for me were learning to lockpick in the Lockpick Village (run by TOOOL), seeing the R2-D2 builders club, and hearing tesla coil music by Arc Attack. Next time, I’d like to spend a bit more time browsing in the Maker Shed, which is full of cool DIY kits. Or, I suppose, I could just buy them online. As an aside, I just noticed that you can buy DIY electric guitar kits. Um, yes please.

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