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Union City boy, 9, hawks his smart watch at San Mateo Maker Faire

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Jeremy Green

Maker Faire is an event in which inventors and really smart people show off their creations and ...

SAN MATEO -- At this year's sprawling celebration of creativity and design -- which includes displays as diverse as drone races and masking-tape sculptures -- 9-year-old Omkar Govil-Nair proudly peddled his smart watch for kids, while wiping chocolate ice cream from his cheek.

Omkar Govil-Nair, 9, describes the Smartwatch Kit For Kids he invented to a visitor during the annual Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., Saturday, May 21, 2016.

The annual Maker Faire is expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors over three days, organizers said.The privately sponsored Maker Faire calls itself "The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth," providing a "family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement.

Since February, aided by a Kickstarter campaign, about 200 O Watches have already been sold for as much as $109 apiece.

Omkar's parents know enough to stay in the background.

"Even when he was 2 or 3, he wouldn't let a laptop go; he wanted to play with it all the time," his mother said.

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