Special Exhibition ended August 17, 2012
Unleash your inner Maker at The Tech Museum this summer. We are celebrating Maker culture by showcasing 20 projects selected from the Maker Faire® Bay Area 2012. Makers take high-tech tools and create playful projects. They turn their passions into something tangible and fun. They share their projects to inspire others to become Makers too. And they do it all for the love of Making.
Become a Maker in our summer exhibit as you build anything you can imagine out of giant cardboard blocks, geometric foam shapes, and other innovative modeling materials – from playing cards to masking tape. Sculpt circuits out of surprisingly conductive play-dough as you create sculptures that light up, twirl around, and make fun buzzing sounds.
Play with huge cardboard robot arms and high-tech puppets that swing and jump on a trampoline. See what happens when you combine simple circuits and motors with everyday objects like markers, clocks, and scrub brushes. Meet robots designed to draw, keep track of time, and scrub the floor!
Come see what everyone’s talking about
Only at The Tech Museum
Free with museum admission
About Maker Faire
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006. Maker Faire Bay Area celebrated its seventh annual Bay Area event in May 2012 with over 110,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional Faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the World. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE magazine and O'Reilly Media, the information source for leading-edge computer technologies. For more information about Maker Faire, please visit makerfaire.com