Balboa Park is host to Maker Faire San Diego, a celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.
Maker Faire San Diego is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create, and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner.
Maker Faire San Diego is a partnership between the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) and the San Diego Makers Guild. Over 250 local and regional makers display their creations at Balboa Park - mostly inside participating museums. This multi-museum event showcases innovation in San Diego.
Makers are a breed of people who see the possible and then make it happen. It's good for self esteem, it's good for education, and it's good for economic development. Our goal is to bring as many San Diego makers together to celebrate the multifaceted fields of making. Become a part of it.
Featured 2018 Makers
Virtual Reality ARENA SCALE! Most VR experiences make you sit or stand in one place for fear of running into obstacles in the room. Thanks to our 400 square foot "arena scale" space, you are free to move!
Voltron Legendary Green lion Droid
Voltron legendary is an amazing kids show. I decided to make a R2 unit that was actually the green lion from the show. He has functions which let me control him with a remote control. Hes made of resin and some animatronic techniques.
Women: The future of STEAM
Epic Queen a nonprofit in Latin America mainly in Mexico that seeks to close the gender gap in STEM by involving girls in STEM through the maker movement.
Blue Planet Ink: Self-erasing & color changing inkjet printer ink.
See newly invented Inkjet inks that change colors or disappear. Learn how the chemistry works and how paper can be used over and over as it erases itself.
Light Painting Stick
Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph. The Light Painting Stick uses an array of RGB LEDs to produce vibrant abstract and realistic images.
This 11' tall interactive metal sculpture calls attention to the connection and contrast between humanity and technology. Its underlying design alludes to unsolved mysteries in mathematics and the shape of our universe.
San Diego Natural History Museum-Paleo Lab
Join the Nat's paleontologists, Chris and Kesler, in their laboratory between 11 AM and 3 PM to help prepare local fossils with traditional tools (including clam, snail and whale fossils). The capacity is limited and first come, first served.
Beast dé Religiosa: “Zap”
Zap is a Praying Mantis with a frame of lightweight metal designed to be in a typical upright stance with four walking legs on the ground, arched thorax/head and raptorial forelegs in “praying” position, her midlegs will be adjustable.
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