The first day of Maker Faire opened Saturday with an exuberant crowd of tinkerers, experimentalists, artists, hobbyists, and of course, makers.
Here’s a look:
This interactive swing plays soundtracks and musical beats. depending on the rider’s acceleration and rotation. (Gunther Kirsch/MAKE)
Photo: Gunther Kirsch/MAKE
Cruising in comfort. (Gunther Kirsch/MAKE)
The Glow Cathedral welcomes you into a fairy tale forest sanctuary. (Gunther Kirsch/MAKE)
This kinetic art installation was inspired by Keith's Bicycle Track, an early 1900's traveling bicycle board track. (Gunther Kirsch/MAKE)
The creatures on these pedal powered vehicles are controlled by levers. (Gunther Kirsch/MAKE)
There were all manner of wheeled conveyances at Maker Faire.
The Horseless Horse takes a stroll.
One of the friendly Giant Cardboard Robots. (Juliann Brown/MAKE)
OpenROV project co-founder Eric Stackpole demonstrates his underwater robot. (Juliann Brown/MAKE)
Zazzle asked local artists to make custom illustrations and turned them into giant coloring books. You can buy and make anything customized from iPhone cases to shirts at their booth. (Juliann Brown/MAKE)
The Metamorphosis Installation by Alex Andre is a circular portal with a spinning semi-reflective disk through which participants face each other to create ever-changing combinations or self images in real time. (Juliann Brown/MAKE)
MAKE CEO Dale Dougherty greets fairgoers just before the gates opened.
Tesla coils of all sizes are welcome at Maker Faire.
Brook Drumm of Printrbot with the new Printrbot Simple, in the Maker Shed at Maker Faire.
From the Playa to Maker Faire, the diesel-powered Nautilus art car is always a hit.
A close-up of the Arc Attack Tesla coil show in Fiesta Hall.
Steampunk is always in style at Maker Faire. (Juliann Brown/MAKE)