crowds of makers

Maker Faire, San Mateo

[Link] – and see the 2011 Economist article – [Link]

50,00 people and more  attending the latest gathering of geeks, amateur designers, hobbyists, hackers, aspiring inventors, tinkerers, incipient entrepreneurs, electronics experimenters, steampunk enthusiasts, new-age techno-dreamers.

Giraffe robots, poetry on a Remington, Arduino contollers, ship models, Makerbot contraptions, customized jeans, zombie frighteners, marshmallow cannons, Lego and 3D printing in everything you can imagine.

Completely eclectic, anarchic, chaotic. Grass-roots. Mad and wonderful.

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