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Tech Report: Maker Faire An Event For Everyone

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SAN MATEO (KCBS) – Organizers are expecting an estimated 100,000 people at this weekend’s Maker Faire, to be held at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds.

The event is a combination of high-tech, like robotics and 3D printers and low-tech, like sewing, doily-making and other arts and craft exhibits.

Over 900 makers will be exhibiting their projects, hobbies, innovations and projects – everything from drones and robots to urban farming.

The Maker Faire, which launched in the Bay Area in 2006, allows the general public to participate, and either show off, or in some cases sell their wares. It’s also a family event, dubbing itself part science fair, part county fair and part entirely something new.

The event has expanded to markets around the world, including Tokyo and Rome.

You can hear Larry Magid’s Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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