SparkFun Heading to Maker Faire in New York

Join us for a new take on the famous SparkFun soldering booth!

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SparkFun Electronics is excited to be heading out to the Big Apple this weekend to take part in the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science!

The event takes place Sept. 20th and 21st from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire, this is a great one to go to, with tons to do and see!

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For our part, we’re going to be running a soldering workshop - but this year, there’s a twist! Our friends at Atmel will be hosting us in their tent and attendees will be soldering the new PTH SparkFun Interactive Badges! Once soldered, these badges (designed by SparkFun Engineer Toni) become a trivia game. The participant can put the badges into three small Interactive stations which have electronics-based trivia questions on them. If the questions are answered correctly, the stations add points to the badges. Each point adds a new color to the LED on the top of the badge. Points add up to discounts at!

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This won't be our first rodeo. Here's a view from Maker Faire San Mateo 2011.

We hope you can come see us, learn to solder (or sharpen your skills), and earn some sweet, sweet discounts with your electronics know-how. See you in New York!

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  • kirby g / about 8 years ago / 1

    Could we get some more info on the interactive badges for the people that can't make it there.

  • Member #596462 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hey! I'm 14 years old and I will be exhibiting some quadcopters that I developed at maker faire NYC this year.. Will anyone from Sparkfun be going to the "meet and greet" Friday night? Thanks

    • SFUptownMaker / about 8 years ago / 1

      Can you give us a bit more information? Where and when will this be?

      • Member #596462 / about 8 years ago / 1

        Here's a link to more information:

  • I won't make it to this one, but will be sending friends and family from the NYC area.

    Any chance that in addition the the new (and cool) Sparkfun Interactive Badges, The old reliable kits will be there for the more beginner-level solderers? My niece was very excited at the prospect of her first soldering project being a Simon kit that she could then take back to school and show off. I mean, I'm sure she'll still solder and have a good time, because I've spent years telling her how cool you guys are. Just wondering, so I can let her know ahead of time. Thanks, and have fun at the Faire!

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