The Bay Area Maker Faire season ended on a high note this weekend with fairs in Santa Rosa and Oakland. The kid-centric fairs were packed and drew makers from across the Bay Area and beyond.
Here’s a look at what went down in Santa Rosa….
The Chimera Arts makerspace making an appearance at the fair showing off their printers, robots and custom 4 wheelers.
Grid Beams offer a unique and quick building platform that is both fun and functional. Unless of course a 2-year-old is the architect, then it's mostly just fun.
David Nutty creating incredible marbled fabric! Made by taking the transfer of floated and colored dies in a bed of water.
Tech High robotics club, 675, shooting basketballs at the, sometimes, oblivious crowd.
Kids playing on the homemade percussion sculptures.
Bob Van De Walle of Red Couch Productions running a DIY silkscreen demo, creating lots of Santa Rosa Mini Maker Faire shirts.
Brothers working together to get around Fun Bike Unicorn Clubs relay course.
Percussion; beautiful repurposed sculptures created by Mal Tornay, being played here by the crowd.
Windrush Farms' raw wool of alpacas and sheep. Here Mimi luebbermann is using a modern spinner, turning wool into yarn.
Giant Superplexes in all shapes and sizes. Made of laser cut plywood or injection moldings! Mind boggling 3D mazes.
…and here’s a sampling of the fun at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire.
The Psychic Typist knows all.
The Nerdy Derby utilized the Park Day School's slide as a track.
The roar of the High Striker's flames could be heard all over the fair.
Pedal powered rides were a hit.
Dale Dougherty delivers a talk on making makers.
Paper rockets take flight.
The Lego Jeep has become a East Bay Mini Maker Faire classic.
Jacob and Octavio admire a 3D printed resin creature.
Kids gets busy at the Richmond Arts Center exhibit.
Building structures at the Hacker Scouts booth.
Getting curious about bunnies at the FARMcurious exhibit.
See you next year!