San Francisco’s KPIX/Channel 5’s “Eye on the Bay” program did a decent, lengthy, and enthusiastic piece about this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area. The piece covers everything from the R/C warships to Russell the robotic giraffe and “Hand of Man” to the steampunk offerings to art cars, the Coke and Mentos show, and the bicycle-powered stage. Definitely a nice, satisfying slice of what Maker Faire has to offer (though they don’t mention anything about this year’s ReMake America theme, all of the amazing food makers we had, or any of the crafts). Several times during the piece, the reporter insists you have to plan to go next year. He’s right!
Eye on the Bay coverage of Maker Faire Bay Area
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.View more articles by Gareth Branwyn