This weekend is the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. This is far and away my favorite event of the year, and I am going to miss it. I have been to CES, NAB, E3, Detroit Auto Show and the original Cabela’s, but nothing beats Maker Faire for kick ass inspiration. The exhibits range from the serious to the fantasy. Where else can you find engineers from JPL in the same building as a guy in a folding chair explaining how all physics as we know it are a fraud? Nerdy parents will find plenty to keep even the little kids entertained, its frankly a good time all around. Oh, a hint from last year, all the really off the wall stuff was in the southern most building. Thats the best part, even better then the power tool races.
It was $15 or $20 last year I think. Get the two day pass, you wont regret it.