Maker Faire Reminder

SparkFun will be in San Mateo on May 21st and 22nd for Maker Faire!

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Hard to believe it, but May is almost halfway over. What does that mean? Flowers, BBQs, and of course, Maker Faire San Mateo! Yep, that's right - next weekend (May 21st and 22nd, 2011) SparkFun is returning to the West Coast for another awesome Maker Faire extravaganza.

If you've never been to a Maker Faire, we highly recommend attending. There is everything from a life-size Mouse Trap game to gigantic Tesla Coils. And, of course, the epic SparkFun booth.

Speaking of the SparkFun booth - back by popular demand, we will again offer our soldering workshops throughout the Faire. We are also adding a new workshop centered around LilyPad E-Textiles. If you want to get going in the world of e-textiles, this will be a great introduction. As we have in years past, we ask for a donation to participate in the workshops. This year, the donations will go to the San Francisco Food Bank and the Internet Archive/Way Back Machine.

This year is shaping up to be an epic one. We will post more information next week as we get closer to the actual event. Hope to see you out there for a workshop or just to chat about electronics!


Comments 23 comments

  • hikebikeclimb / about 11 years ago / 4

    You know what else halfway through May means...over a foot of snow up here in Breckenridge! :)

  • Are you guys going to be at the Detroit Maker Faire?

  • TeslaFan / about 11 years ago / 2

    Epic. Just. Epic.
    Hey! Is that Adam Savage? I think it is! EEEE!
    Giant Tesla Coils! EEEEE!

  • SD / about 11 years ago / 1

    The video is very fun and I like the music which fits the video. Well done. I wish I could go to one of these. Maybe next year.

  • I am going to try to come to the one in NY.

  • esklar81 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun,
    Darn, I missed by one day. ;o{ I predicted you'd start talking about Maker Faire tomorrow. Had I considered that the weekly new product posts are Fridays, I wouldn't have done that.
    FWLIW, I'll be there for the duration with Playing At Learning, the Northern California FIRST partner. We're staging an off-season FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics tournament. We'll also have a FIRST Lego League (FLL) table set up.
    I invite all members of the SparkFun community (personnel and customers) to drop by and see how much fun robots that are not trying to kill each other can be.
    Eric

  • SomeGuy123 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Next year, you should make a collage video of the soldering area and put a burn counter in the bottom left corner.

  • Neuromancer2701 / about 11 years ago / 1

    What about Maker Faire NC?
    http://makerfairenc.com/

  • L1011 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I'll be there on Sunday!

  • Salizar / about 11 years ago / 1

    Dang it! I'm only in California until this weekend. Luckily I live in New York so I will wait 4 months.

  • Hoffmann / about 11 years ago / 1

    I would like so much to here......................... but I'm in France ;)

    • JWRM22 / about 11 years ago / 1

      I wouldn't mind a Maker Faire Europe. Ooh.. Pretty lights, fire, teslacoils! Please come to Europe some day... (Even is i had to travel 1k miles)
      ~JWRM~

  • balboajeff / about 11 years ago / 1

    My wife and son and I have our tickets already, we can't wait!

  • Pokey / about 11 years ago / 1

    Maker Faire
    Y U No Come To Austin Again?

  • Nice! I see safety goggles :P

    • Mysterio / about 11 years ago / 1

      On the kid but not the instructor. Way to almost set a good example guys, now try a little harder this time... :S

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