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This weekend, makers in Phoenix, AZ, and Oakland, CA, will be diving into their exciting Maker Faires!

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Oakland for its second year on Sunday, October 16, 2011. It will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

See the list of makers for details.


Presented by Maker Bench Tempe, Roosevelt Row and Tony Felice PR with support from MAKE Magazine makezine.com, CRAFT magazine and craftzine.com and O’Reilly Media, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers – anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Phoenix Maker Faire will take place this Saturday, from 11am-7pm, at Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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