We’re lucky! Because we’re in the Bay Area, near enough to the home of Maker Faire founder, MAKE magazine, the MAKE crew will be trekking from Sebastopol (and parts all over the Bay) to come enjoy the Faire on Sunday.
But not just the magazine—since we’re so close to home, the retail front of MAKE, the Maker Shed, gets to come set up shop. They will be bringing a great array of kits for kids, Maker Faire and MAKE gear, Maker Media books—plus Parallax Elev8 QuadCopters, MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, and hard to find $25 RasberryPi computers.
AND the MAKE interns will be running our Learn to Solder booth, along with students from Lighthouse Community Charter School.
If you don’t know the background behind MAKE and Maker Faire:
Maker Faire started back in 2006 as a spin-off of MAKE magazine. MAKE is a quarterly magazine that brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the exciting projects in your life and helps you make the most of technology at home and away from home. It’s full of projects from beginner to expert.
The original Maker Faire entertains over 100,000 visitors in San Mateo over a weekend at the end of every May. The other flagship event happens every fall in New York City (this year 55K attendees). Mini Maker Faires have started to sprout up around the United States and the world, including events in Ann Arbor, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Shenzhen, Dublin, Brighton—and the East Bay!