By 9:40 a.m. Saturday - a full 20 minutes before the doors to the Maker Faire would open - there were already at least 2,000 people queuing in a line that snaked throughout the entire acres-wide parking lot of the
Some wore normal clothes, some chose to get into the spirit and dress up in costumes and bizarre outfits, such as kilts, Medusa hats, Harry Potter robes and wizard hats or steampunk-inspired period garb.
Some chose to transform themselves into cupcake cars.
Once inside, it was easy to see why so many were willing to stand outside in the hot sun for so long.
Robots. "DIY" projects. Modern and vintage video games. Brain-stimulating design-and-build challenges. Fully-functioning R2D2s.
And that's just what they had inside.
Outside, an even more jaw-dropping world of larger-than-life displays were set up in a festival-like atmosphere, such as a two-stories-tall metal dragon that actually breathed fire, and all manner of decked-out homemade vehicles, animatronic figures and more.