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Maker Faire San Diego: Calling All Early Birds and Makers

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If the first two years of Maker Faire San Diego are any indication, the upcoming third incarnation, taking place October 1 and 2 in historic Balboa Park, is going to be an absolute blast! What’s on tap? More than 200 maker exhibits, a robust lineup of speakers, and hands-on workshops covering everything from building robots to learning the fine art of working with leather. Plus, a ticket to the Faire also gets you access to all 10 participating museums in Balboa Park, as well as Spanish Village and The Old Globe. And speaking of what’s on tap, the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park will be hosting micro and home brewers while San Diego State University teaches you everything you need to know about the science and chemistry behind beer.

SAN DIEGO, CA-OCTOBER 03, 2015: Guests come to see inventions at the 1st Annual Maker Faire San Diego at Balboa Park.

So much bang for your buck with one Maker Faire San Diego ticket! And there’s even an early bird discount that’s going on through August 31. Get your tickets online today for the best deal.

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Do you want to share your amazing project with the best community ever? There’s still time! The Call for Makers is open until September 15, and makers of all stripes are encouraged to apply.

SAN DIEGO, CA-OCTOBER 03, 2015: | Guests come to see inventions at the 1st Annual Maker Faire San Diego at Balboa Park. | (Misael Virgen / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Here are just some of the types of projects they’re looking for:
Student projects
Homegrown drones
Arduino projects
Raspberry Pi
Space projects
Food makers (not concessionaires)
Beer makers
Conductive materials projects
Kit makers
Interactive art projects
3D printers and CNC mills
Textile arts and crafts
Home energy monitoring
Rockets and RC toys
Sustainability & green tech
Radios, vintage computers, and game systems
Electric vehicles
Science, biology/biotech, and chemistry projects
Puppets, kites, and other whimsical creations
Large-scale art
Shelter (tents, domes, etc.)
Music performances and participation
Unusual tools or machines
How to fix things or take them apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.)

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For all the information you need to apply to be a maker, get tickets, and plan your day at the Faire, head to the Maker Faire San Diego site!

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