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Maker Faire

San Mateo
May 20, 2007

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Described by some as a family-friendly version of Burning Man, the Maker Faire was an amazing congregation of inventors, hippies, crafties, geeks and nerds, all showing off their inventions and hobbies -- mostly fascinating and mostly useless. A real testimonial to the thrill of making something just for the heck of it.

For example, a larger-that-life version of the old Mouse Trap game, or The Disgusting Spectacle, "14-billion-jillion tons of steel" that was essentially a human-powered mouse wheel that operated a big nose-picking sculpture. Here's Ellie making it work.