Our bags are packed...we're ready to go...and you know the rest. The SparkFun crew is heading out to Maker Faire San Mateo tomorrow AM for a weekend full of awesome. If you're in the area, please come by and say hi!
This year, we're bringing a few new projects with us that should be a lot of fun. One of them is "Snake Stomp," a game that mixes the classic "Snake" game with "Dance Dance Revolution" (kinda). We'll post up some pictures and video of the game after the Faire. We also are bringing the "Wheel of Misfortune," which is our own twist on the standard prize wheel. It will give Maker Faire attendees the chance to win some SparkFun swag!
We will also be running soldering workshops again this year. We'll have both PTH and SMD classes. If you're interested in the SMD class, come early and sign up for a time slot - there are only 9 seats so space will go fast! The PTH class will be first-come first-served and we'll be cycling people through the entire event. You'll have a choice of PTH kits including the Terror-Min, ClockIt, MetroGnome, and LectroCandle. The SMD class will feature the Simon SMD Kit. The workshops are technically free, though we do have a "suggested donation" that will go towards two local non-profits - The Exploratorium and Rosalie House Emergency Shelter.