SAN DIEGO–Maker Faire San Diego takes over Balboa Park October 7 and 8 with artists, creators, engineers and do-it-yourselfers at this unique event for the whole family.
The fun-filled event will feature more than 250 makers, nine participating venues, robots, drone battles, soldering, food trucks, competitions, crafting, and lasers.
“There is a greater variety of things to see and do hands-on than ever before,” says Cody Nelson, Director of Events and Public Programs for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, which runs Maker Faire San Diego. “We have local makers coming, plus makers from around the country and even internationally.”
Maker Faire San Diego includes admission to six of the legendary park’s museums, backstage at one theater and two outdoor venues.
Some of the participants include:
- 3Dynamicx— a startup from Mexico providing 3D printing, laser cutting and cnc router services whose philosophy is to take advantage of these technologies to develop projects with social impact in our community, focus on developing technology and promoting STEM.
- Robot Resurrection returns–A towering 30-foot tall, fire-breathing, articulating sculpture made from 90% recycled materials and reclaimed airplane parts.
- Battle Pond Warships and Weapons— A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making a Battle Pond “spectacular” successful. On display will be examples of each type of naval battlebot, prototype 3D printed cannons, pumps and scale details, and a hands-on demo of a working cannon.
- The Journey—A San Diego State grad who comes straight from Burning Man 2017, Dan Reeves has created a reflective, interactive experience constructed of wood using mortise and tenon interlocking construction, inspired by the double-helix. Participants will be able to interact with model size construction pieces.
- The Electric Giraffe Project— This fan-favorite is back! The giraffe will always be a work in progress, adding and fixing and improving. This creation has traveled from the desert of Burning Man to the White House to meet President Obama!
- Monster Mania— From the macabre to the fanciful, monsters come alive at the hands of local San Diego sculptors. Monster Mania features larger-than-life cyborgs, whimsical ghouls and everything in between!
- The Regular Cutups— a non-profit organization that promotes the art of scroll sawing. The group teaches adults and kids to scroll saw, as well as making toys and cutouts to give away. People can even sign up for free classes.
Advance tickets are available now with savings of up to 20%. Entrance includes San Diego Maker Faire exhibits and general admission to the following venues: