By Mei-Xin Yang, Courier Daily Editor
We hear from TV advertisements and other media channels that we should go green and save our environment, by recycling papers, using solar energy for electricity and more.
Next week, on Saturday and Sunday, the San Mateo Expo Center is going to have a Maker Faire for everyone who is interested of using recycled materials to make new things. This event advocates going green and saving our environment, just the thing that fits our needs for today's society.
During this event, makers will be presenting thousands of exhibits and examples of clever recyling to everyone. Included will be crafts, robots, boats, bicycles, trucks and more things. There also will be a showcase where the Makers present their amazing works in action, including such things as a Robot fight, bus and cycle rides, Lego trains, aircraft, and more, all made of recycled materials.
In addition, there will be a place for participants to learn how to use these recycled materials to make their own products.
Three years ago, at the debut of this annual event, 20,000 people participated. The second year, 40,000 people participated and 80,000 people participated last year. This year, organizers predict there will be over 100,000 people joining this event.
For more information, go to their website at www.makefaire.com to buy tickets in advance.