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Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 (Photos)

Lollipop licker

kinetic art depicting a tongue licking a lollipop at maker faire bay area.

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 was full of wacky inventions, from a giant mousetrap to an oversized, exotic flowers made of masking tape. The annual faire, which launched in 2006, is "the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement," according to its creators. Here's a look at some of the cool creations, including this kinetic art depicting a tongue licking a lollipop. Credit: Mike Wall.

Star Wars

R2D2 enthusiasts felt at home at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

R2D2 enthusiasts felt at home at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

More than enough

Huge vats of paella waiting to be doled out to hungry customers at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

Huge vats of paella waiting to be doled out to hungry customers at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

Google glass

a demonstration of Google Glass at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

MAKE magazine Web producer Jake Spurlock gives a demonstration of Google Glass at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

Google glass

a demonstration of Google Glass at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

MAKE magazine Web producer Jake Spurlock gives a demonstration of Google Glass at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18, 2013.

Where to go

A sign points the way to different attractions at Maker Faire.

(Image credit: Tia Ghose)

A sign points the way to different attractions at Maker Faire.

DIY Sub

A homebuilt submarine at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

A homebuilt submarine displayed at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.

Exotic forest

A forest of light at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.

(Image credit: Mike Wall)

A forest of light at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.

Tapigami

tapigami flowers made of masking tape at maker faire

(Image credit: Tia Ghose)

A field of colorful "tapigami" flowers, made from masking tape, at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.

Craft of beads

a beaded spaceship at maker faire

(Image credit: Tia Ghose)

The maker of a beaded spaceship beckons a passenger inside at Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May 18, 2013.

Lifelike images

People viewing 3D versions of Civil War photographs at maker faire

(Image credit: Tia Ghose)

People viewing 3D versions of Civil War photographs at Maker Faire on May 18, 2013.