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Photos: Nerds Geek Out with Robots at Nerd New Year

The Nerd New Year closed down Broadway Street for a day of nerdiness, fun and charity.

Too many nerdy words in that headline? Don’t worry, there are also cool shark tanks, live bands, raffle prizes for charity and ultimately, a 14-foot clock tower to countdown to 11:11 p.m. at .

At the old Pizza & Pipes, dozens of hackers were building robots that could travel mazes and other nifty tricks.

When the hack-a-thon opened, the first 111 slots filled up immediately and now there is a wait list of about 200 people.

“We’re just so happy to see so many girls here too,” said Jonathan Nelson, founder of Hackers and Founders, a 4,500 member group of start-up tech geeks.

Over on Broadway near the Caltrain station, there are shark tanks from the of the tunes from several live bands.

So head down to Nerd New Year and celebrate a once in a century event.

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