On May 22 I took a drive down to San Mateo to check out the Maker Faire hosted there annually. I had a faint idea of what to expect - the core focus of the "maker movement" is simply to create. What I didn't expect was just how big the faire actually is. Color me thoroughly impressed by the variety of the exhibition; From kinetic sculptures of giant squids and dragon motorcylces, to the R2-D2 builders club and their remote controlled droids. Light-up, inflatable gardens and an acrylic piano with LED strips connected to the keys. I'm planning on going again next year, and with some extra preparation I'll be able to actually take it all in, because I was thoroughly overwhelmed going in blind on a Sunday afternoon.