It was a wild and lovely day at the Maker Faire last Saturday. Held twice a year in the Bay Area and Austin, TX, the Maker Faire is put on by the people at Make and Craft magazines.
Simultaneously family-friendly and freaky, the crowd is part science fair geek, part hard core computer nerd/hacker and part DIY punk crafter, with a sparkly dash of Burning Man.
After 90 minutes of freeway exiting, parking/shuttling and queuing up at the ticket booth, we finally made it into the fair grounds where we quelled our blood sugar crisis with a nice smoked tri-tip sandwich and our semi-annual cup of Coke. Temporarily satiated and back in our Flow, we headed out into delicious mayhem that is the Maker Faire.