KC Maker Fair 2012

Sunday, we went to the KC Maker Faire, which is nerd heaven. We were very happy to see such wonders as our favorite Star Wars characters,

KC Maker Fair 2012

cool gizmos with switches and levers and big red buttons you’re actually encouraged to push,

KC Maker Fair 2012

typewriter printers,

KC Maker Fair 2012

super strong magnets,

KC Maker Fair 2012

DIY steam-punk aficionados,

KC Maker Fair 2012

handmade motorcycles based on ’50s toys,

KC Maker Fair 2012

cute robots that walk right up to our cute toddler,

KC Maker Fair 2012

3D printers (man, do we want one of those!),

KC Maker Fair 2012

a Delorean,

KC Maker Fair 2012

Tesla coils (Though I have to admit that I was REALLY upset that I missed the big Tesla coil; we got split up and Jake thought that’s where I’d be, so he got to see it and I didn’t. Boo.),

KC Maker Fair 2012

basketball playing robot competitions,

KC Maker Fair 2012

really cool Lego sculptures,

KC Maker Fair 2012

mechanical fairies and centaurs,

KC Maker Fair 2012

and so many cool booths willing to give our cute, openly nerdy daughter tons of swag. The Spiderman booth was just giving out tiny posters, but once she told them what a big Spiderman fan she was, they gave her a full sized movie poster. She’s beyond ecstatic about that.

KC Maker Fair 2012

Jake went without the rest of the nest last year, but this is without a doubt going to be a yearly family tradition from now on. Because, in case you didn’t know, science is awesome.