I just got back from day one at Maker Faire, and to say I’m overwhelmed wouldn’t even begin to describe it. Never have I seen more cool toys, ingenious projects, smart robots and, um, crocheted videogame consoles in one place. I spent most of the day walking around in a daze at the incredible variety of stuff on hand in San Mateo—somehow, though, I managed to take some photos.

Below is a recap slide show from day one (click on each image for the full explanatory caption, and if you can’t see anything at all, click here). Tomorrow we’ll take a close look at some of the brightest Makers at the faire. —John Mahoney

Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR.