Joe Grand is like a kit building robot, made out of meat.
Maker Faire is almost upon us — April 22-23 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re just 9 days away from what is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining event of the year — part science fair, part craft fair, part county fair, with a dash of Burning Man for good measure.
For those of you planning to join us, we wanted to give MAKE readers and makezine.com regulars first crack at registering for workshops. We just added a page listing those program events that require registration:
We are absolutely blown away by the people and attractions we’ll have at the Faire: a flying Pterosaur replica, a flock of whale blimps, a giant painting machine, DIY RFID implants, model rocketry, breadboarding, trailer-glass blowing, The Crucible’s welding workshops off the back of a fire truck, pinhole photography, soldering, spud gun building, bubble machines and a bubble guy that appeared on Johnny Carson in the 1970s, Bunnie Huang, Joe Grand, William Gurstelle and his Backyard Ballistics, The Exploratorium, Zeum, The Lunar Society (rocket builders), Graffiti Research Lab, Squid Labs, biodiesel, electric cars, a Linux supercomputer cluster running on veggie oil, neon art, circuit bending, VJs, slide rules, pinball restoration, the Phenomenauts, Satan’s Calliope…and much, much more. Quite an eclectic collection. That’s not to mention Diana Eng of Bravo’s “Project Runway” or the 50 craft booths in Bazaar Bizarre or the Swap-O-Rama-Rama clothing swap.
CNN, NPR Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, KPIX TV, Discover Magazine, CBS News, The Discovery Channel, The New York Times, Kevin Rose of Digg, and CNET will be covering the event. But there’s no reason to read it in a blog or see it on TV, when you can be there in person.
If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet…visit http://makerfaire.com today!