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>> Fire breathing sculptures, cities made out of masking tape, and robots of every type made from cardboard, to circuit board, to whatever you can imagine. I'm Peter Henderson from Reuters News, and I'm at the Maker fair, in San Mateo, where thousands of people are coming to see what Bay Area artisans and tinkers can make.
00:00:22
We've got everything here from little handmade items that take hours and days to produce to fantastic computer driven electronics robots, that want to introduce themselves to you. About a decade ago this came together a movement that you might think of us DIY, do it yourself an artist, people who like to make things with their hands.
00:00:49
Over the years we've got a lot of electronics as in Silicon Valley. This is spread all around the world. But the sooner of it is in the Bay Area, where you've got two polls of the straight out artists, to computer programmers and everything in between. They like to make things with lights, things that have no electricity whatsoever, things that will produce their own electricity when you whirl them around.
00:01:17
They call it the greatest show and tell on earth. The idea is for people to come here and to learn how things are made, maybe to make something themselves. The kids who come, and there are a lot of kids, there are a lot of schools, all end up with something to take home that they can say, hey, I made it myself.
00:01:35
And that is really what it's all about.