Makers Faire logo 2010

For the fifth year in the Bay Area, Maker Faire welcomes thousands of makers of all ages who show us the amazing things they make. Makers are enthusiasts who love what they do and enjoy sharing it with others, which makes for an incredibly stimulating experience that inspires everyone. Maker Faire 2010 brings back annual favorites such…

The Life-Size Mousetrap, Coke Zero and Mentos (note they switched brands!), Russell the Electric Giraffe, a fleet of electric muffins, rocket launches and the Robotic Warship Combat and Swap-a-rama-rama. We have hands-on exhibits created by Bay Area partners such as The Exploratorium, The Crucible, The Tech Museum, The TechShop, NASA Ames, and The Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

Here’s a preview of some of what you might expect to see and do at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010, May 22-23 at the San Mateo Expo Center.


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Meta-USA Self-balancing Scooter, Mike Phillips

All I can say is note the all safety gear Mike’s wearing. He says it goes really fast.

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Fishbug, Rebecca Anders and crew

We’ve brought this one in from the desert and put it in a dark building so you crawl through inside. It’s really big and it breathes.

For more information on tickets, directions and the program schedule, see

via Boing Boing