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The 21st century carnival comes to town. The tents are getting pitched, the tools are being set out, the batteries are charging. Excitement builds as the first outlines of the 2008 Maker Faire Bay Area take shape. Above, Bay Area metal sculptor Dan Das Mann’s 39′ “Crude Awakening” sculpture prays for sunny skies and a world of enthused participants. We hope you’ll be among them. If you can’t join us in person, there will be plenty of Faire coverage here on Make: Blog.

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Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset May 3rd and 4th at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, CA (Upcoming.org). It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. Buy tickets now and save, discount ticket sales end on April 25th, 2008.

If you’re in the Bay Area, or plan to attend Maker Faire add “makerfaire” to your Twitter, we’ll be giving away tickets and will have updates before and during Maker Faire!