Recap of Bay Area Maker Faire 2012


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Even if you went to Maker Faire two weekends ago it is likely that you missed some things. I know every year I am surprised to watch the post-Faire coverage and see just how much I missed. It isn’t possible to see everything in two days, and it’s even less so for those of us who help staff a booth. I’m not complaining though. Hanging out in the GeekDad booth and chatting with you, our readers, is about as much fun as I could ask for.

To help those of you, like me, who didn’t see as much as you’d like, here are a few video recaps of the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire. Each is ten minutes or less and covers a lot of different projects.

First up is a video by the guys at Dangerous Prototypes. The highlight 13 different projects, only 3 of which I saw when I was looking around. Video and links are provided on Dangerous Prototypes at: Project Interviews at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. Ian from Dangerous Prototypes also posted up a video of what to expect as a Maker at Maker Faire and interviews a few other open source superstars on the way. See that video at: HOW-TO VIDEO: Bay Area Maker Faire 2012.

Youtube user Inferno10 has a well-shot video, simply titled “Maker Faire Bay Area 2012” that covers a lot of the art exhibits. Wade Roush from Xconomy also produced a similar short video that shows more projects. DIYer’s Delight: Video from Maker Faire 2012.

TreeHugger has a nice selection of some of the greener how-to videos at: Maker Faire 2012: EcoJaunt’s How-To Videos For Green Living.

And once again I missed Adam Savage’s talk, but that was intentional. I knew someone would get a great HD video of the talk and I could watch it from my desk chair instead of standing in the back of a crowded room. Thankfully the guys at did just that. See the video below, then click over to and check out some of the best Maker Faire coverage I could find.

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