We are all looking forward to Maker Faire’s New York 2014 this coming weekend!
Adafruit doesn’t have its own booth at Maker Faire — we’d rather offer great parts and kits for you Makers to have in your booths! There are many opportunities to see Adafruit parts, kits, Learn Guide projects, and more shared by Adafruit community at the Faire. There are also talks by Adafruit staff, friends, and collaborators including the following:
- DIY Stage, SAT 11:00am – Mike Barela – Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket
- DIY Stage, SAT 03:30pm – Matt Griffin – Introduction to the Primary Approaches to Design for 3D Printing
- DIY Stage, SUN 01:30pm – Matt Griffin – A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing (Redux)
- DIY Stage, SUN 03:30pm – Mike Barela – Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2013, 98 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo….