Maker Faire just keeps getting better! SparkFun will be there in full-force.
It’s amazing what marketing is coming up with these days. It’s huge! 800 square-feet of pure Maker Faire bliss! We’re planning on teaching soldering and electronics all weekend long! Please stop by and say hi.
Need a Maker Faire ticket? We’ve got a deal for you! We get ~40 tickets for being a Maker Faire sponsor. Though we’ve given a few away, we’d rather you have one. Buy any swag $9.95 or more (T-shirt
, pint glass
, wrist belt
) and we will include a free Maker Faire ticket! Only as long as they last! We won’t know when they run out.
The idea for the Maker Faire booth this year was to have well thought-out kits, and more of them! We are bringing four kits: Simon SMD, ClockIt, Terror-Min, and Metro-Gnome. We hope to show people how easy soldering can be and that they leave with a widget that they can immediately begin to use. Pictured above is a quick pocket-cam shot of one of the kits we are bringing. It’s an alarm clock! Based on the ATmega168 (of course).
We are debating whether to call this the Egg Theremin
or Terror-min. It’s a simple kit that makes noise based on how the user interacts with the light sensors. It’s incredibly loud and awfully annoying. We are going to be the loudest, most atrocious booth at Maker Faire. We can’t wait.
And for the more musically inclined - we have the Metro-Gnome. It’s a basic digital metronome
used to keep time. Easy and quick to put together! Perfect for a beginner.