We’re really excited about our ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area, taking place this weekend, May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Makers have been setting up their exhibits in full force and the inspired energy is contagious. Our photo editor Jeffrey Braverman and photographer Gunther Kirsch captured snapshots of the festivities to offer a glimpse. Come out and play with us this weekend!
Makers enjoying some well deserved Paella.
The Nautilus made an appearance this evening as well!
Piano to entertain the the crowd of hungry makers.
During this evenings maker dinner.
Joe Szuecs assembling his creation outside of the Make tent on the Midway.
The other side of Shawn Thorssons booth. Master Chief over looking the Expo hall.
ED 209 is at Maker Faire, huge, and moving! Come see this thing in action tomorrow in Expo hall.
Mr. Kincaid sets up one of many unique displays for Maker Shed
Assembling Gilly, a unique handcrafted scultpure
Pancake Bot serves up a tasty tower!
Roger Antonsen presents his Smart Juggling Balls at the Maker Prototypes Competition
Smart Juggling Balls wins Pitch for Prototypes Competition
An eager photographer belly's down with Glider- just one of several robots created by Nick Donaldson of Got Robots!
Rebicyclist Julien Jaborska proudly wears Tako -- his inner tube Octopus backpack.
After a big day of set up Doherty serves paella to hungry and happy makers.
Make's most irresistible couple Miranda and Em enjoying a beer and more.
An endearing insect by DIY craft cutter Cricut.