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San Mateo Maker Faire

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on May 19, 2016

Those who like to tinker, build, innovate, and explore the limits of person and machine will have the time of their lives this upcoming weekend. From May 20th to May 22nd, the Maker Faire is coming to the Bay Area for a weekend of engaging, educational, and mind-blowing activities that all center around science, machinery, and hands-on creativity.

The Maker Faire is an international coalition of creators who work in various specific communities to help bring fresh insight and new eyes to the maker movement. What is the maker movement? Basically, if it needs to be screwed together, programmed, designed, assembled, fabricated, imagined, and constructed, then it is part of the maker movement. This year’s Bay Area’s Maker Faire contains programs dedicated to such awesome topics as:

  • 3D Printing
  • Alternative Energy
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Kinetic Art
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • Computers
  • Fashion
  • Microcontrollers
  • Woodworking

You might, for instance, want to learn more about the piloting of drones. Then come to watch the Aerial Sports League Drone Sports World, which features three straight days of drone related activities, combat games, and other competitions with some of the best drone operators on earth. They are all competing for two-person trip to the World Maker Faire in New York City, so the stakes are high!

If you prefer a more terrestrial type of fun, then come over to Cyclecide. This group turns the world of bicycling on its head with its reinterpretation of what bikes can—and should—do. With interactive exhibits such as the Whirl-n-Hurl and the 32-foot-tall Axe-Grinder, Cyclecide is a great way for the whole family to engage and have their jaws dropping together.

Perhaps you are a Back to the Future fan who has come with some extra cash to spend? Then the Bay Area Maker Faire is your chance to purchase your very own DeLorean Hovercraft! As opposed to the original DeLorean, this one is handmade and is powered by gas engines, but it can still comfortably carry two individuals over flat surfaces, and it still McFlies.

Those with younger children might want to swing by Howtoons. These are cartoons that are created specifically to teach the younger generation about building their own gadgets and artist creations. Think of it as Pinky and the Brain, except the science is real, and you won’t get a headache from watching.

The Bay Area Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo Event Center and will go from Friday to Sunday, with Friday being a special preview day geared for school groups, corporate affairs, and the media.

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