Maker Faire is one of the very few Bay Area events that I’ve actually manged to attend since moving here six months ago. It was a lot less conference-centric than I had hoped, but as far as fairs go, it was great. Exhibitors were all super-friendly and genuinely loved talking about their goods, plus I got to catch up with friends, so – whee! And of course I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures amidst all the clamorous excitement, though experiencing definitely took precedence over documenting – there was just so much to marvel at.
My sweet new ride.
Tesla coils + electric guitar = amazing.
Children dancing whilst being zapped inside a Faraday cage, thus safe.
We all took turns getting zapped by the loveliest of mad scientists grasping a Van de Graaph generator, which produced roughly a million volts, but with a very low current.
I don’t know who this kid was, but his expressions were the best.
This was actually quite impressive – all the fish and lobsters danced (and sang) in synch!