makerfaireSome 900 makers will be exhibiting their projects, hobbies, innovations, products, and creativity at the Maker Faire Bay Area to be held on May 18 and 19 at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Makers will demonstrate drones, robots, 3D printing, and Arduino-powered gear, to recycling and upcycling opportunities, to food making tools, urban farming, arts and crafts, and everything in between.

Highlights for the Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

MindMIDI Brainwave Biomusic: MindMIDI works like a radio, allowing you to hear your brain’s electrical symphony. The music can be influenced with intention, and you can hear immediate musical feedback.

Aurora Light Graffiti: This interactive system provides a method for attendees to create colorful pictures in mid-air.

Forage Kitchen: Forage Kitchen is a co-working space for food. A place to start a food business, and a hacker space for anyone who loves to cook.

Roy the Robot: Roy the Robot is an animatronic character made entirely from laser cut plywood and hobby servos.

Drone Games: The Drone Games is a NodeCopter-style programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript.

Caged Pulse Jets:  A sound sculpture encapsulates five spinning pulse jet engines, caged ‘birds’, that create a range of percussive and droning tones.

Swap-o-Rama-Rama: Swap-O-Rama-Rama is the world’s largest clothing swap with a series of do-it-yourself textile/accessory workshops guided by local designers.

Nautilus Submarine Art Car: The Nautilus project is a 25-foot long, land-based submarine weighing in at 11,000 pounds with a top speed of 13 miles per hour.

Some 165,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires, in the Bay Area and New York, in 2012 with 44% of attendees being first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. This year, over 60 community-driven Mini Maker Faires are expected around the world, including Tokyo and Rome.

[Image courtesy: Maker Media]