Maker Faire inspires Bay Area residents


The Bay Area Maker Faire — a annual festival of makers who gather to show and share their creations — celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Bay Area on May 16 and May 17 in San Mateo.

This year’s Maker Faire featured more than 900 maker exhibitors, 12 stages and four attraction areas with over 300 scheduled presentations and shows.

Light Play is an interactive hive of miniature delta robots made from 3D-printed parts, which act as a mechanical prosthetic for enhancing self-expression. Created by Sarah Petkus and Mark Koch and funded by Kickstarter, Light Play made its debut at this year’s Maker Faire.

OPEN ROV, an open source underwater exploration robot, also attracted many kids’ attention.

Check out the video above for more highlights.