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Workshop Weekend – Turn Maker Faire Inspiration Into Action

Workshop Weekend 2011
Inspired by Maker Faire this past weekend? Workshop Weekend, happening in locations around the Bay Area this coming Saturday and Sunday, will turn that enthusiasm into hands-on education and real-life making. An amazing range of short (2-4 hour) introductory workshops will take you from knowing nothing to welding, making pens, casting glass or metal, building and programming an Arduino, sewing soft circuits, distilling spirits, making cheese, fire-eating, and many other rewarding skills. Go for it!

Workshop Weekend – What Will You Learn?

 

6 thoughts on “Workshop Weekend – Turn Maker Faire Inspiration Into Action

  1. if the picture is an indication, at least one person will learn that you can get a nasty sunburn from welding without proper protective gear.

  2. if the picture is an indication, at least one person will learn that you can get a nasty sunburn from welding without proper protective gear.

  3.  I really hate to be the bitter pill about this because Maker Faire is awesome and this sort of “Workshop Weekend” is a great initiative and sounds like great fun, but screw you, Bay Area, for being 3000 miles away.  It seems like no matter how hard I look for it the DIY movement has steadfastly avoided Florida and the Southeast in general.  I love hearing about all the events on the Makezine blog, but I am constantly dismayed and depressed that nothing is happening in my area.  Like, ever.  I keep toying with the idea of starting a hackerspace here and conjuring up my own DIY movement, but there just seems to be no interest here in that sort of thing.

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Paul Spinrad is a broad-spectrum enthusiast, writer, maker, and dad who lives in San Francisco. He hatches schemes at http://investian.com.

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