Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Some 120,000 people descended on San Mateo, California, last weekend for Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, an annual celebration of do-it-yourself crafts, technology and culture. Steampunk fashion was a big part of the event. Here, Maker Faire veterans Katherine Becvar and Samuel Coniglio look dapper while checking out crafts.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Kids make forts and costumes in the Cardboard Challenge area, a stretch of grass covered with cardboard, tape and other tools. McCawley Yarbrough, left, is a bird and Gabriel Wilson is a robot.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Visitors play a giant game of Tetris in the dark on this display from Oakland's Funhouse Productions.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Dapper young men cross the fairgrounds.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – At the Battle Pond, radio-controlled ships fire ball bearings at each other across a giant pool of water.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – These spring-loaded stilts let their wearers tower above people and jump high into the air, an activity known as Powerbocking.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Legos were everywhere at the Maker Faire, whether as part of displays or in piles for children to play with. Makers used Legos to build these elaborate model battleships.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 – Vendors in the Maker Faire Expo Hall sell everything from Arduino parts and microcontrollers to cosplay helmets.