This month, makers from all over the world converged on San Mateo, California. These DIYers, hackers, and entrepreneurs came to town to attend the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire—and they brought a crazy variety of contraptions with them. Projects ranged from a flame-spewing metal squid to an automatic knitting machine to a landscape built entirely of masking tape and beyond. Here are some of our favorite sights from this year’s flagship Maker Faire.

At this year’s 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire, Popular Science caught up with a wooden robot, the creators of the original Coke and Mentos videos, and more incredible DIYers. Watch all our videos here.