Maker Faire – EVE!

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Maker Faire April 22-23 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. This is Maker Faire eve folks! See you soon!

Come see… 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 fire truck, pinhole photography, soldering, spud gun building, bubble machines and a bubble guy that appeared on Johnny Carson in the 70’s, 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 and the fifty craft booths in Bizarre Bazaar and the Swap-o-Rama-Rama.

CNN, NPR Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, KPIX TV , Discover Magazine, CBS News, The Discovery Channel, New York Times, Kevin Rose of Digg and digg.com and CNET will be covering the event. But hey…why wait for 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! Check out the new pages on the site too!

7 thoughts on “Maker Faire – EVE!

  1. Will the maker faire have any presence at Bumbershoot? Particularly the new aspect of the DIY vendors. I’d love to see at least some sort of MAKE booth going on there.

  2. I was the first purchaser at the MakerFaire booth (got my commerative MakerFaire 2006 T-shirt). As for the “faire” itself, it was just ok. Could of been much, much better. Organization was pretty lousy (went from the front of the waiting line, to the back of the entrance line). Way less “booths” than we wished for. The Crucible had their outdoor fire-breathing firetruck (way cool), while other exhibitors were not finished “building” their contraptions. Sun had a Java-based programmable device that’s suppose to be released sometime next month. Check back as I may put up my picts in the near future!

  3. I was the first purchaser at the MakerFaire booth (got my commemorative MakerFaire 2006 T-shirt). As for the “faire” itself, it was just ok. Could of been much, much better. Organization was pretty lousy (went from the front of the waiting line, to the back of the entrance line). Way less “booths” than we wished for. The Crucible had their outdoor fire-breathing firetruck (way cool), while other exhibitors were not finished “building” their contraptions. Sun had a Java-based programmable device that’s suppose to be released sometime next month. Check back as I may put up my picts in the near future!

  4. I had such a great time!! Amazing stuff going on everywhere! So many people with such different backgrounds cross-pollinating design efforts and coming up with such weird and fascinating stuff!

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