Maker Faire San Diego is This Weekend: See Awesome Stuff, Learn How It Works and Make It

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Get hands-on at the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth, Maker Faire San Diego, this weekend, October 7-8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Balboa Park hosts this park-wide celebration featuring a fire-breathing robot, drones, kids activities, food trucks, innovative products, musicians, and interactive art.

Maker Faire San Diego

Get hands-on at the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth, Maker Faire San Diego.

Get hands-on at the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth, Maker Faire San Diego, this weekend, October 7-8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Balboa Park hosts this park-wide celebration featuring a fire-breathing robot, drones, kids activities, food trucks, innovative products, musicians, and interactive art.

This multi-museum event showcases innovation in San Diego. Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations at Balboa Park—mostly inside participating museums. Visitors can plan ahead which amazing innovations they would like to visit by viewing Maker Faire San Diego’s schedule and map.

For instance, check out these venues and the best way to “get your hands dirty” with the Hands-On makers featured there:

MF1: San Diego Museum of Man - Human Made Zone    

  • Hands-On: Tapigami—Join artist Danny Scheible using masking tape to create large-scale installations that are versatile, accessible, and malleable in nature.
  • The Living Library—Through an interactive storytelling experience, visitors can “check out” a human storyteller and ask what makes them tick.
  • The Tommy Edison Experience—How to pitch a product off the cuff with no visuals? How to describe a contraption that isn’t there? Ask a blind man in this workshop!
  • Yarn Bombing—Shhh...tell everyone! We’re yarn bombing the San Diego Museum of Man, thanks to the Itchy Sweaters Knitting Club!

MF2: The Old Globe - Costuming & Stage Set Design Zone    

  • Hands-On: Indigo Dyeing—Experience the art of shibori and indigo dyeing by making a unique cotton napkin.
  • Spectacular—The Journey is a reflective, interactive experience from Burning Man 2017, constructed of wood using mortise and tenon, interlocking construction, inspired by the double-helix. Participants will be able to interact with model size construction pieces.
  • Backstage Tour—10:30 am & 11:15 am

MF3: Japanese Friendship Garden - Star Wars & Beyond Zone    

  • Star Wars
  • Enviro-makers

MF4: San Diego Model Railroad Museum - Modeling & Hacks Zone    

  • Hands-On: Model Mountains
  • Battle Pond: Behind the Scenes
  • 3D Modeling

MF5: San Diego History Center - Robotics Zone    

  • Watch the Autonomous Robot Race
  • First Robotics Teams—High Schoolers design robots for national competition

MF6: Fleet Science Center - NewEgg Technology Zone    

  • Hands-On: Cardboard Combat Arena—Watch a cardboard combat bot competition and even make a bot.
  • Show—AudioBody: music, comedy, and tech – an electronic journey into an unknown realm of seriously spectacular entertainment. (See schedule for show times.)
  • Game Masters—showcases the world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games. With 100+ playable games, it’s game on! (No quarters needed.)

MF7: Robot Resurrection - Craft Maker Zone

  • Spectacular—A towering 30-foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 90% recycled materials and reclaimed airplane parts. This isn’t your average fire-blowing Robot.
  • Food Trucks—Grab a bite at the food trucks while walking up and down the Prado, then marvel at Robot Resurrection! There will also be awesome craft makers making and selling their unique creations.

MF8: San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) - Kids & Education Zone    

  • Hands-On: Create Wings—Kids 12 and under are invited to design and build their own play paper jetpack or wings.
  • Beer & Wine—On the rooftop

MF9: Cox Outdoor Zones

  • Hands-On: Learn to Solder presented by NewEgg—fuse metal objects without heating

to the melting point.

  • Hands-On: Build an IP Packet Racer presented by Cox
  • Spectacular—Electric Giraffe: This fan-favorite is back! The giraffe will always be a work in progress, adding and fixing and improving. This creation has traveled from the desert of Burning Man to the White House to meet President Obama!

MF10: Spanish Village Artists Guild

  • See Glassblowing and Jewelrysmithing

Tickets provide access to the entire Maker Faire San Diego footprint, including general admission to participating museums and exclusive outdoor venues. Get tickets here.

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ABOUT BALBOA PARK CULTURAL PARTNERSHIP
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is a nonprofit organization through which 30 arts, science and cultural institutions in Balboa Park collaborate to achieve shared goals. By helping these groups achieve greater organizational efficiency, innovation and excellence, it seeks to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. For more information visit http://www.bpcp.org.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO MAKERS GUILD
The San Diego Makers Guild is a nonprofit that is committed to fostering the maker community and to promoting, showcasing, and encouraging adoption of making by individuals and public and private institutions, with the goal of advancing education, innovation, commerce and lifelong learning. Our vision is to help develop San Diego into a nationally known maker city. Learn more at http://www.SDMakersGuild.org.

HISTORY OF MAKER FAIRE
The first Maker Faire launched in May 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area and was quickly followed by Faires in Austin, Detroit and New York City, as well as others around the world. Technology has lowered the barriers to becoming a Maker and this has launched the Maker Movement, which fuels Maker Faire. Maker Faire was designed to be forward-looking, showcasing Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it is not just for exhibiting what is new in technical fields - Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft.

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