PHOTOS: Cupcake Cars, Giant Steel Crabs and Lots of DIY at Maker Faire
The 13-foot steel crab-like 'prothesis' is controlled by the pilot and their four limbs. "There’s nothing to help the pilot balance," says Sam Carter, who helped make the prothesis, meaning if the pilot messes up, they can face-plant the four ton contraption. (Tara Siler/KQED)
Everyone has that friend that's always taking things apart and putting them back together or tinkering with some new invention, and those of us in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley probably have a lot of those friends.
These are the people Maker Faire is made for.
Described on its website as, "part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new," the 3-day event began in the Bay Area in 2006 and has since spread around the world. The Bay Area event remains one of the largest, and this weekend techies and tinkerers of all ages came together at the San Mateo Event Center to show off what they made.