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Early bird tickets for Maker Faire Bay Area are gone and regular priced tickets to the largest DIY festival on the planet — our 9th annual Maker Faire Bay Area — are going fast. Pick up your tickets today. The Faire takes place May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Here’s the deal:

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If you’re not planning on coming out to Maker Faire Bay Area, why the heck not? Last year we had over 900 maker exhibits and 120,000 attendees. There was something for everyone, from robots to knitting (and even knitting robots), Arduino to fermentation, 3D printing to giant art installations, with rockets, a bike-powered stage, a giant clothing swap, and so much more. Pictured above is the Nautilus Submarine art car by Oakland, Calif.-based collective Five Ton Crane. Below is New Mexico artist Christian Ristow’s Hand of Man hydraulically activated hand capable of crushing a car. (Check out more pics from last year’s Maker Faire Bay Area in this post.)

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