SAN MATEO (KCBS)— Tradition is meeting innovation at the San Mateo County Fair this year as it evolves with the times. Engineers and digital arts are not far from the quilts and jams and, of course, the Future Farmers are still raising their animals.
But beyond the cotton candy and inside the Expo Hall, the big draw this year is the Technology and Digital Arts Section.
“This is an absolute labor of love. You know San Mateo sits in Silicon Valley and so the opportunity to showcase what we do the best in the entire world, especially with our youth, is what the fair’s about,” said the fair’s General Manager Dana Stoehr.
Elsewhere, Pryam Das, a club member from San Mateo’s Aragon High School’s robotics team is quite proud of their frisbee throwing robot.
Das said the team wanted to show off that the robot consistently shoots frisbees 50-feet into a goal.