Maker Faire San Diego 2015 was an incredible weekend full of innovation, new and exciting technologies, and giving every participant the opportunity to learn new hands on skills and make something fun. Makers came from all over to show what they have made, talk about how they created it, and teach participants how they could make it too. Over 25,000 participants joined well over 200 makers and hundreds of volunteers for an experience that took them across 10 of Balboa Park’s cultural institutions. Thank you for joining us!
This event could not have been possible without the help of so many different individuals and groups, and it’s not over yet…!
Wonderful things happened at Maker Faire. Makers excitedly shared projects with curious attendees. Kids young and old experienced the joy of making things from marshmallow shooters to slime. And a visiting giant robot befriended our local electric giraffes. Not even rain could dampen our celebration of making. Thank you for having joined us for Maker Faire 2015! See you next year!!!
Balboa Park took a little shower last night, but that just means we’re fresh and ready to go for Day 2 of Maker Faire! Saturday was bustling outdoors with all kinds of activity stations, fun, interactive exhibits, and Makers all eager to teach and share their works. There was a great fashion show that mixed period clothing, Steampunk, and Star Wars, drone battles, the T.A.R.D.I.S. (from Dr. Who), and innumerable robots, 3D printers, programmers, crafters, and so much more.
As for today, little improvisation is exactly what Makers do! At our Mini Maker Faire in 2013, torrential rain didn’t hold us back, and now with 10 museums hosting Maker Faire, it won’t even slow us down. We’ve shifted maker exhibits inside, Tijuana Innovadora is still hosting a flurry of maker competitions and talks, Makers are also giving formal presentations in various Museum theater spaces, and Battlepond is only going to be more epic should the rain come again during the day.
So come refresh your minds, meet the makers, make something, enjoy the museums, and see the incredible things that are being made in our region on this last day of Maker Faire San Diego 2015!
Almost action time! Maker Faire kicks off tomorrow Oct 3 (Saturday!) at 10AM. Balboa Park is undergoing a busy and wonderful transformation. The crews of the Battlepond have been hard at work setting up the pool, serene for now and tomorrow home to a series of lively battles. Robot Resurrection’s team made an epic journey from World’s Faire in New York last weekend to set up in the Plaza de Panama, soon to be the Mayor’s Maker Plaza. Continue reading →
Curious about who some of our exhibitors are this year? Check out our 2015 Exhibitors list! You’ll find lots of tech tinkerers, artists, programmers, crafters, Steampunk and Star Wars lovers, art cars, hacked bikes and vehicles, printers (screen and 3D), laser cutters, music aficionados, gardeners, engineers, robotics clubs, sculptors, fitness enthusiasts, fashionistas, and those who defy definition by mixing all a manner of materials, genres, and technology. There is a maker for every interest and we are proud to have them at our 2015 Maker Faire! Continue reading →
You have a great idea. Now you need the resources, connections, and know-how to make it happen. The Ideator IDEA Competition is here to help you create your plan, attract the right people, and succeed. Bring your idea to life!
Tienes una gran idea. Ahora necesitas los recursos, las conexiones y el conocimiento para hacerlo realidad. El Concurso de IDEAS Ideator está aquí para ayudarte a crear un plan, atraer a las personas adecuadas, y tener éxito. Dale vida a tu idea!
Two days, ten participating museums, robots, drone battles and Battle Pond, soldering, food trucks, competitions, crafting, and lasers and that’s only the start! With so much to do and see and hear and make, we want participants to make the most of Maker Faire. Check out our “Plan Your Visit” page beneath the Buy Tickets tab to see extended tram hours, travel information, and how to best explore our modern world faire.
Robotics have really caught on among a group of students enrolled in a unique STEM-focused academic program through the National University Academy (NUA) public charter school. It all started when students formed a robotics club last year, and then launched the school’s first participation in the 9th Annual San Diego Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition earlier this year. The competing robotics team was made up of 8 boys and seven girls and gave themselves a great name: “The Circuit Breakers”.
The act of making is what Maker Faire is all about. The hands on activities play a hugely important role at Maker Faires. Some of these are classic making activities, like soldering or making air rockets, but we’ve upped the ante. In addition to the many activities exhibitors will have, there will be 10 hands on activities run by the San Diego Maker’s Guild, one for each of the 10 participating museums! Continue reading →
What does it take to prepare Marshmallow Shooters for Maker Faire? How about 3,680 feet of 1/2 inch PVC pipe which need to be cut to 10,000 3″ and 2,000 7″ lengths. Ask Kelsey how long that takes and the answer is three days, nonstop. Continue reading →