The two-day event is a showcase of invention and creativity and a celebration of the growing maker movement, bringing together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors.
The first Maker Faire was held in May 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area, launching a movement that is now nationwide.
The San Diego festival starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with a fire-breathing robot, cupcake cars roaming around the Plaza de Panama, a rolling remote controlled AR-duo and Russell, the giant 12 foot electric giraffe.
Participants will be able to make air-rockets, LED button lights, self-watering planters and automatons. Plus, there will be lasers, 3D printers, drones, intricate
crafts, and a huge array of the newest technology
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12.50 for children for a single day. They are available in advance online and include admission to 10 museums in Balboa Park.
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