SAN MATEO, Calif. Ė Itís a movement. It involves lots of robots and LEDs. Itís noisy. People dress weird and drive weird vehicles. Itís good for kids and engineers of all ages.
Thatís my first impression of Maker Faire, the circus for do-it-yourselfers which comes to Silicon Valley once a year and increasingly shows up at other venues around the world. Think of it as Burning Man without a burning man and a whole lot more Legos.
I took my very first tour of the event this year. Hereís a sampler of who and what I saw beyond the rollout of Arduino Yun and an interview with Massimo Banzi and crew which I wrote about in a separate story.
Green is a big theme including at the bike-powered music stage.