We'll have a multitude of places you can come say hello at Maker Faire Bay Area!
In a little under two weeks (May 17th and 18th), Makers from across the globe will descend on San Mateo for Maker Faire Bay Area. This year, SparkFun is going to have a presence at the faire in a bit of an unusual way.
The Quad Buddy Ball Balancer at MFBA 2012
First off, we’ll be hanging out at both the Intel and Atmel booths, demoing various gear and talking shop! At Intel, we’ll be teaching you how to build a “Magic LED wand” that integrates with the Arduino Galileo. At Atmel, we’ll be repping SparkFun and talking shop - demoing the SparkFun RedBoard, LilyPad, MicroView and other cool gear that uses Atmel tech.
We’ll also be participating in a panel discussion that is taking place on the Thursday before Maker Faire (May 15th). This event is called “Making Possibilities” and we’ll be talking specifically about getting buy-in from administration in schools for making in the classroom.
There are some pretty amazing sights at Maker Faire.
Lastly, but certainly not least, our Educational Coordinator Derek Runberg is leading a talk called “My Cardboard World: Arduino in Context.” This will take place Saturday, May 17th at 12:00 p.m. on the Make: Education Stage. The gist of the presentation is about a series of projects that use simple materials that can be found in any school out there. He’ll be teaching Arduino/embedded computing within the context of actually building projects and getting things off of the breadboard quickly and into context.
We hope you’ll come say hello!