Maker Faire 2014

The 9th edition of Bay Area Maker Faire is happening on May 17 and 18 in San Mateo. Discover this amazing event where creativity and imagination are kings! 

 

 

 

 

 

A two-day, family-friendly festival, the greatest show and tell on earth that celebrates invention, creativity and resourcefulness. That's what it is!

 

 

The Maker Faire was created in 2006 by the magazine Make to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the DIY mindset.

 

The first edition took place in San Mateo in 2006. Since then, there has been many Maker Faires in San Mateo again and in other locations like Austin, New York and more recently Paris.

 

Anyway, the event's purpose fits perfectly the Bay Area's spirit. We went there some years ago and loved it as well as the kids: it's odd, funny, full of boundless imagination. For example, we still have in mind the  bicycle-powered music stage that, afterwards, popped in so many outdoor events.

 

Genuinely clever inventions next to odd creations, giant robots, Mentos fountains, solar vehicles...: it is a mix of Guiness Records book, Exploratorium et wide lab with Gyro Gearloose and a galore of creative assistants!

 

Very nice and funny family "expedition"!

  

Maker Faire 2014

May 17 and 18

San Mateo Event center

Program and info