If you’ve never heard of the Makers Faire, you’re missing out. Sponsored by Make Magazine and Craft Magazine, it’s a gathering of people who build cool things out of silicon, propane, wires and yarn. These are the people who overclock their processors just because they can.
Think one part Burning Man, one part Evil Scientist convention, one part Martha Stewart.
Want to know how to make a Diet Coke and Mentos fountain? Need blueprints for a guillotine? Need a “emergency party button“? This is the faire for you.
Of course, what would an event like this be without a heavy dose of gaming hacks, bots and mods? Nothing! Nothing, I tells ya!
Here’s what we found as we cruised California’s San Mateo Fairgrounds last weekend.