SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrating 12 years of bringing Maker Movement to the Bay Area, Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 will showcase the innovative, creative, and ingenious projects of over 1,300 inspirational Makers. Making enthusiasts from around the Bay Area and beyond will gather during May 19-21 to take in a wide variety of projects across topics including kinetic art, robotics, engineering, fire art, drones, food making, science, health, microelectronics, arts and crafts, DIY, music, and more. Projects will range from garage hobbies and fun inventions at every level to prototypes and new-to-market products. There will be opportunities to get hands-on with projects and, as always, gain new skills and knowledge.

Makers for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 can be viewed at: Featured Makers this year, among many, include:

MegaBots: The debut, and only appearance, of the MegaBots Mk.III combat robot before the Giant Robot Duel in August.

Chalk the World: Three Young Makers from the Pacific Northwest are on a mission to inspire people of all ages to use their imaginations with a 1952 milk truck converted into an interactive chalk truck—and are driving it across America, handing out chalk.

Big Ant: A creation and «traveling machine» of Les Machines, the Big Ant is often described as a combination of invented worlds of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Balloon Makey: It’s the art of folding air! The Airigami team will build a massive art installation, starring the Faire’s own «Makey,» using nothing but thousands of latex balloons.

Aerial Sports League (dSports World 3):  This popular event features FPV racing, combat, Tiny Whoop racing and a drone Rotor Derby.  Build & fly a drone in the Drone learning Zone

Fun with Pinball: This interactive exhibit will be a highlight in a new area of the Faire dedicated to DIY pinball machines. Fun with Pinball, built from retired pinball machine parts, will foster your curiosity and grow your imagination.

Electric Giraffe: A veteran of all 12 Bay Area Faires, Russell the robot giraffe will be back to roam the venue while playing music and delighting attendees.

The JACK: The JACK is an 18-foot long inflatable sculpture made from squishy, mirror-chrome plastic. Despite being larger than a small truck, the JACK weighs only 140 pounds and can be easily tossed or rolled.

Lighthouse Creativity Lab: Design challenges a plenty will be on tap from this collection of Makers. Attendees of all ages can get hands-on with making their own marble runs, paper-circuit murals, maracas, and fairy villages.

3D Stroboscopic Zoetrope: Maker and kinetic sculptor, Peter Hudson, created 3D Stroboscopic Zoetrope. He’s taken the most primitive form of animation to an extreme level, incorporating creativity, art, engineering, technology, and fantasy into his enchanting and captivating designs.

TOBOR the Giant Robotic Dinosaur: TOBOR is a larger-than-life robotic dinosaur with wireless remote control that can pick things up and be driven around. Get a first-hand look at this awesome beast at the Faire.

Delorean Hovercraft: This hand-made Delorean is an amphibious vehicle that travels around by hovering on a cushion of air. Powered by gasoline engines and fans, it can carry two people over any relatively flat surface. Flux capacitor included.

Tinker Kitchen: This food hacking community will host a maker space with all the cooking gadgets you can’t fit into your kitchen. Get hands on with industrial culinary hardware like sous vide circulators, commercial pasta extruders, chocolate tempering machines, and more.

Tickets for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 are on sale now and available at online only, advance pricing through Thursday, May 18, at Tickets can also be purchased at the Faire during May 19-21.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire has celebrated 191 Faires in 2016 alone and has engaged more than 1.4 million attendees globally in 38 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in seven years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Located in San Francisco, California, Make: has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which is a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. The Maker Faire global events brand, Make: magazine, including Make: books, are all part of Make:.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 runs Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017, at the San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA. Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets range from $20.00-80.00 (ages 3 and under are free) and can be purchased at World Maker Faire New York 2017 is slated for Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. More information about Maker Faire can be found at

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors: Intel, Avnet; Goldsmith: Google, Microsoft; Silversmith: Air France, BOSEbuild, Cognizant, Digi-Key, Mimaki, Kickstarter.

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