What does it take to pique your curiosity? Would a building-sized, needle-nosed 50's space ship do the trick? Perhaps the female form, constructed entirely out of obsolete typewriter parts? How about a machine designed specifically to find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of that blasted Tootsie Roll pop? These were just a few of the many wonders present at the 2010 Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, and despite being a lifelong resident of the region, this weekend marked my very first attendance at the event. Needless to say, I've been kicking myself for not exploring my DIY side earlier. You don't have to do the same, however, because I brought home practically enough pictures to give you a virtual tour; you'll find robotic spiders, NES banjos, LEGO cities, automobile-sized bicycles, miniature nautical battles and much, much more in the gallery below. Now, go get lost in there.

Maker Faire 2010, in pictures

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Special Bonus: Rock band OK Go, performing under the influence of H2O. Quite literally, we might add. When was the last time you rocked out underwater?

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