Best of Maker Faire: fundraising for worthwhile causes

Best of Maker Faire: fundraising for worthwhile causes

I understand Maker Faire Austin is done and gone, but I’m still thinking about how much fun it was. Over the next week or 2, I’ll continue to share some highlights from the most make-tastic event Austin’s ever seen.


Sparkfun Electronics raised a pretty penny for some Austin nonprofits:

The soldering workshop was a huge hit! We accepted donations for the soldering kits we gave away to students of the workshop. We were able to raise $884 for Austin non-profits Angelheart Children’s Shelter and The Robot Group! Thanks goes to everyone who came and checked out our booth and our soldering workshops.

Factor in things Faire-goers purchased from the many independent artisans / Makers at the Faire, and Maker Faire Austin seems to have had a nicely positive impact. Add on the encouragement current and future Makers received, and that’s an even better story:)

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Luke Iseman

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