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December 29, 2007
News - The End of an Era
about a month ago
I'm crushed. I started as an attendee, then as a volunteer, then as an employee of the Bay Area Maker Faire going back over a decade.
May is not May without Maker Faire. For my wife and I (who also worked the Bay Area Faire) it was a huge part of our lives as a family, and our ethos as a couple. It was a way to celebrate that terminal weirdness we couldn't express otherwise. We had found our tribe.
I can fully understand why MFaire failed as a business. I watched the Faire grow exponentially in attendance while the team struggled to find ways to better monetize the popularity. And yes, ticket prices grew, but they couldn't cover the expense of running such a popular operation.
To me - seeing Maker Faire fail is no less emotional than the failure of any startup company I have been part of. We all thought, especially in the Bay Area, that it was a part of our culture that could never go away. It was too good - it was too much "us" to fail.
Well - we're makers. We learn from what doesn't work and come back with V2.0. This isn't going away forever. We'll find a way to resurrect that idea, even better.
And I'm willing to set up tables and run power for weeks if I have to (if my back holds out) to see it come back.
about 4 years ago
I got it working just fine with the support files URL you provided and IDE 1.6.4. Thanks for the pointers. Any idea why it doesn't work with the new version of the IDE? Thx. Joe
Here is the URL
Here is the URL
HI Brent. Yes, using the URL you specified for all the sparkfun boards - uninstalled the other, and reinstalled, but doesn't work.. yes I'm using 1.6.6. I'll try to drop back to 1.6.5. Thx.
Hey there. I just got my qduino - and I followed (best as possible) the instructions on the quick start. All seems well but when I try to upload I get:
ava.io.IOException: Cannot run program "REMOVE/bin/avrdude": error=2, No such file or directory
Caused by: java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory
at java.lang.UNIXProcess.forkAndExec(Native Method)
... 11 more
Anyone see something similar?
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