Next month’s Maker Faire Bay Area is our biggest event of the year. It’s held at the San Mateo County Event Center. But this past weekend here in Sonoma County, Calif. where MAKE is headquartered, us North Bay folks flocked to the Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire. It was a good day of kid-friendly projects and a warm-up of sorts for the main event to come next. Have a look.
Dawn Thomas and Robert van de Walle's the "Red Couch"
Mother and son eying and Ultimaker printing away.
After pulverizing various electronics, the plundered heart of a forgotten device was proudly presented by its new beholder.
A constant crowd gathered at the Legos table, creating plastic bricked machines by the minute.
The Chipper Chopper. A pedal powered yard disposal device, what else?
A toddler creating tones out of plastic pipes.
An air vortex cannon or super sonic wave gun? It all depends on the user.
Compressed air rockets were the main attraction outside, hundreds of rockets fired!
A foot pump powered ping pong pusher.
A classic rubber band board kept the young ones from being bored.
MAKE Senior Editor Goli Mohammadi helping out at the soldering table.
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.