Maker Faire Bay Area opened Saturday with an ever-exuberant crowd of tinkerers, experimentalists, artists, hobbyists, and of course, makers. Check out these snapshots of the first day’s festivities, from our photo editor Jeffrey Braverman and photographer Gunther Kirsch.

And come out and play with us this weekend — Maker Faire runs all day Sunday as well, 10am to 6pm. It’s not to be missed!