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Road to Maker Faire ChallengeVoting is officially underway for the Road to Maker Faire Challenge, presented by Esurance. One lucky maker will receive $2,500 to bring their project to Maker Faire Bay Area next month. But first things first: for the next six days, the 37 projects below will be competing for your votes.

  • You can vote once per day per project.
  • Vote for as many projects per day as you wish.
  • Scroll through the project images below, and click ‘Vote for this project’ to do exactly that.
  • We’re utilizing a platform integrated with Facebook to track the vote count. If you click “Share on my Wall” your vote will be public, otherwise it remains anonymous.
  • After the top ten finalists are chosen by Public Vote, a panel of judges will select the Winner and two runners-up.

Will the winner’s project travel in a suitcase or require a trailer to get to the Bay Area? Whoever wins, help that maker’s dream become a reality and cast your votes for the next six days.

Nick Normal

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


  • http://rasterweb.net/raster/ raster

    My Laser Kaleidoscope will fit nicely in a suitcase. :)

    I appreciate the opportunity and any votes that get cast for my project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/moverstreet08 Michael Overstreet

    Too many cool projects!! It will be hard to pick the winner!

  • Benjamin Tovar

    Good luck to all who entered! Check out my chess board!