Maker Faire, San Mateo, Calif., 2011

The event was jammed with people. It seems to get bigger each year. Amazing that so many people are interested in making things. Here are a few random photos from Saturday:

This is glued-together strips of cardboard, done with a software program.

A build-it-yrslf car

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Maker Faire, San Mateo, Calif., 2011

  1. interesting that the maker faire has so much interest, and yet the US doesn't 'make' stuff anymore, which is part of our economic problem.

    it seems we're makers, not sitters-on-our-assesers…..

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