For those of you heading to Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend (May 18 & 19), here are some suggestions to enhance your experience:

Pre-Faire Planning:

What to Bring:

  • Clothing
    • Comfy walking shoes
    • Hat
    • Windbreaker
    • Something warm (the weather can get cool and breezy in the afternoon)
  • Technology
  • Misc.
    • Sunscreen
    • Reusable shopping bag to carry any purchases or projects that you make.
    • Business cards — to stay connected with all the awesome folks you’ll meet!


  • Whether you’re driving, taking BART/Caltrain, biking, or walking, take a look at our Getting to Maker Faire page to make sure you get here with as little hassle as possible.

When You Arrive:

  • If you want to participate in any activities, you will need to sign a Safety Waiver and get a bracelet, so find a station and get that taken care of right away!

Staying Connected:

  • #makerfaire — When posting on Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and other platforms that support hashtags, please tag your posts #makerfaire.
  • The MAKE editors will be posting images all weekend long from the Faire on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts.