For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at Maker Faire, contact Dan Woods,
High Energy Rare Earth Magnets for Industry, Crafts and Science. Hands-on exhibits of magnet applications, magnet sculpture kits, magnetic levitation, LED flashlights, and Ferrofluid.
The Black Rock Arts Foundation's mission is to inspire and support community-based art initiatives that create positive social change. We hope to bring the spirit and intention of the Burning Man event beyond Black Rock City, and to work with the extensive network of communities that have grown out of Burning Man to foster civic participation year-round.
Blurb’s publishing service is simple & smart enough to make anyone an author – every blogger, cook, photographer, parent, traveler, everyone. What will your book be?
Boing Boing is a weblog of cultural curiosities and interesting technologies. It's the most popular blog in the world, as ranked by Technorati.com, and won the Lifetime Achievement and Best Group Blog awards at the 2006 Bloggies ceremony.
California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by lawyers and artists. CLA's programs and services help artists understand and apply legal concepts through educational workshops, dispute resolution services, lawyer referral services, and a resource library.
CNET.com is the definitive source for technology news, unbiased product reviews, and free secure downloads. Through its award-winning content and more than 15 million online users, CNET.com inspires people to share the excitement of a life gone digital. For expert reviews, buying guides, and real user ratings, visit CNET.com
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit membership institution with the mission to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. From its headquarters at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in Ithaca, New York, the Lab leads international efforts in bird monitoring and conservation, and fosters the ability of bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to make a difference.
Craftster.org is an online community of over 50,000 people who love to make stuff but who love to break the rules of crafting. You won't find cross-stitched "home sweet home" plaques but you will find thousands of craft ideas that are hip, off-beat, edgy, cleverly eco-friendly and just plain cool.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. EFF believes protecting innovation is central to advancing our freedom and has fought to clear the way for encryption, VoIP, file-sharing software, open source HDTV tools, and much more.
Geek Squad 24 Hour Computer Support Task Force® is on a mission to eradicate all evil computer activity and bring harmony to man and machine, including those at the Maker Faire. We’re proud to be the official tech support provider at this great event. As such, Geek Squad® Agents will be patrolling the area and providing assistance to any exhibitor or attendee experiencing a computer issue. Also, if you have a freaky knowledge of computers and think it would be cool to wear a badge, visit our booth and inquire about becoming a Geek Squad Agent yourself.
Glam Media is building the web’s largest new media network for fashion, entertainment and shopping content on it’s web site glam.com and through blogs, content and network affiliates. Glam offers a unique platform of user involvement through tests, polls, video, interactive games, podcasts, blogs, talkback and contextual brand advertising
Griffin Technology has earned its reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for Mac, PC, iPod and PSP.
Help.com is a network of DIYers, Self Improvers, Lifelong Learners, Teachers, Trainers, Problem Solvers, and assorted Do-Gooders. We help you connect with other people who are interested in accomplishing the same things as you: Creating. Building. Learning something new. Achieving personal goals. Answering important questions. Fixing what’s broken. Changing things.
Hobby Engineering is a supply store for people who want to build robots, electronic gadgets, kinetic art or anything else that moves, beeps or flashes. Hobby Engineering offers a broad range of components, starter kits and educational materials for hobbyists, artists, students, engineers and inventors. We are family friendly and have products for kids of all ages. Hobby Engineering's goal is to spark people's curiosity and encourage them to have fun while developing problem solving skills, fostering a desire to build things with their own hands and encouraging scientific and artistic creativity by teaching how to apply physical science and electronic technology to produce personal works.
iFixit sells Apple laptop parts and upgrades to Mac zealots everywhere. Our popular DIY Fixit Guide series has brought laptop repair to the masses.
ImagiKnit, the premier yarn shop, carries traditional and exotic fibers, books, patterns and supplies. ImagiKnit provides a supportive, creative environment for all yarn enthusiasts.
Have an idea to make your cell phone or MP3 player better? Find a Developer. Agree to terms. IPswap-it and make money! It's a new digital world!
John Robert Powers is an Acting and Modeling School that has been around since 1923. We focus on the training, development, promotion, and marketing of young and undiscovered talent. JRP offeres training in a range of different areas from Runway, TV, Acting, Dance, and Voice. Some John Robert Powers success stories include Gucci Runway Model Ryan Locke, "Las Vegas" star Josh Duhammel, and Disney's "Even Stevens" AJ Trauth. However, the list of JRP success stories dates back as far as Lauren Bacall, Lucile Ball, and Carey Grant. John Robert Powers is the only company of it's find, providing students with both the training needed to be competitive in the entertainment industry and also exposure to modeling and talent agencies from New York and LA.
Laughing Squid is an online resource for art, culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond. Laughing Squid Web Hosting, the business side of Laughing Squid, is a web hosting service that provides friendly, dependable and secure web hosting services to artists, individuals, bloggers, non-profits and small organizations.
Get in on the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO® building! LEGO play tables will keep children (and kids at heart!) busy free-building whatever they imagine. Robotics enthusiasts can find out what’s “NXT” with an exclusive sneak preview of the recently announced next generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS®. See firsthand how building and programming robots that do what you want is more intuitive and fun than ever before as new technologies, new software, new motors and sensors and completely redesigned element mix create a versatile robotics toolset.
Linden Lab is the producer of Second Life, an online world imagined, created and owned by its residents and guided by its participatory democracy.
“Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.”
Metal Supermarkets® sells metal in small quantities. We stock steel, stainless, aluminum, copper and brass or can source rare and specialty metals. - No minimum order - Cut to size - Same day pickup or delivery
Mozes provides a mobile service that enables users to send keywords via SMS to requested content and have it returned to their phone and picked up later online. Mozes gives people the ability to take action the moment their interest is peaked and connect people with the things that matter to them.
Mozilla Corporation builds and delivers great, user-friendly open source software, including the award-winning Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird email client.
Onomy Labs designs and builds interactive exhibits and content systems, intermingling art, science, design and engineering. Onomy's displays are used by corporations, trade shows, urban planners, museums and universities. Installations include Sun Microsystems, Maryland Science Center, Disney Epcot, City of Baltimore, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, The Tech Museum in San Jose, Papalote Children's Museum, USC.
Parallax, Inc. designs and manufactures microcontroller development tools and small single-board computers. Our product line consists of BASIC Stamp® microcontrollers, SX chips, educational tools, and robotics kits.
ReadyMade is a bimonthly print magazine for people who like to make stuff. Our do-it-yourself projects take up the dross of consumer culture and give it new life. In our pages you'll find home and outdoor design ideas, tech mods, and a sweep of DIY-related culture.
RoboDynamics is proud to present Roomba Dev Tool, a comprehensive suite of tools for development of robotic applications on the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.
Robot makes the exciting world of robotics more accessible than ever to established robot hobbyists, entry-level enthusiasts and mainstream consumers who are curious about the latest developments on the new frontiers of robotics. You will find up-to-date, detailed product reviews, coverage of new robot kits and accessories, and how-to techniques and hacks that enable enthusiasts to build and modify robots. Tech updates on robots used in exploration, rescue, research and medicine are covered, as well as reviews of consumer robot products. Finally, Robot’s Edu Bots section reports on the growing number of student robot contests as well as robotics resources of interest to educators.
An online seller of structural pipe fittings that connects builders and makers with the means to bring their projects to life.
Six Apart is the maker of the world's favorite blogging tools: Movable Type, TypePad, and LiveJournal.
Solarbotics specializes in Mark Tilden's BEAM technology, unique gear motors, and cool hands-on projects & parts. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Squidoo is the popular new web site for everyday enthusiasts. Join thousands of people creating their own single page "lenses" on topics that matter to them. Hobbyists and DIY'ers and geeks and crafters abound! It's fast, fun, and free. (And you could even earn a royalty--for you or for charity). Make your own MAKE lens. Make a difference."
Project Sun Spot - Sun™ Small Programmable Object Technology: Smart robots, rockets, and blimps - swarms and mesh networks - Use Java™ to build your own with Project Sun Spot! Visit the Sun Microsystems Laboratories booth in the Pavilion to see the newest, smallest, coolest computer under the Sun. This tiny, experimental Java™-based platform gives Makers a way to quickly build applications to run on wireless sensors – build toys you can use. The battery powered device includes a 32 bit CPU, accelerometer, temperature and light sensors, general purpose I/O, servo and stepper motor control, LEDs, a wireless radio, a USB interface, and a small Java virtual machine which allows wireless applications to run directly on the CPU without any underlying OS. The Sun SPOT experimental platform will be available to purchase in late Spring, 2006.
The Surplus Center offers great savings on electric motors, hydraulics, gearboxes, pumps, sprockets, bearings, air compressors, pulleys, transaxles & much more!
Treehugger is bringing green ideals and eco-optimism to the masses, leaving behind the hippie clichés of yesterday and going forward with a modern, elegant, sexy aesthetic. Updated daily by 20+ global correspondents, it is the biggest modern+green lifestyle blog with its searchable showcase of over 5000 posts.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ZAP! is the world leader in advanced transportation including electric cars, fuel cell cars, tri-brids, electric scooters, sea-scooters, portable energy and much more. ZAP stands for “Zero Air Pollution” and is a publicly traded company based in Santa Rosa, California. In our eleven years of business, we have sold more than 90,000 vehicles in 65 countries. ZAP is known around the world as a leader in advanced transportation technologies. ZAP is proud to be announcing new products and strategic partnerships at Maker Faire! And…Oh, yeah! The ZAPPY3 scooter is the “official vehicle” of the Maker Faire!