Maker Faire Bay Area opened Saturday with an excited rush of the gates. Here are some of the favorite things I saw from the robotic orchestra to Christian Ristow’s metal face and the lock picking workshop organized by Christina Pei. There’s a solar oven popping popcorn and a village made from masking tape with a colorful backdrop of coat hangers. It was an amazing day.











Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

  • Ken Gracey

    The amount of creativity and engineering shown here is tremendous. Maker Faire is contributing to a new economy and giving kids an exposure they can get nowhere else. At times I felt like I was at a special futuristic party in the year 2050. Got to get one of those Maker Bot Replicators. . .

  • [email protected]

    Want a REAL challenge.
    Take groups and hit the Town areas..
    Checkout the local hardware companies and Advert for them.
    Show off all your creations. Show them it can be done in their area.

    IF you can, gather a few artists in that area.

  • Morquette Marc-charles

    this hurts me a lot knowing that i really want to go to the maker faire but dont have the opportunity too