CALL FOR MAKERS is now open for Maker Faire Bay Area!
February 9, 2012
Dear Friend of Maker Faire,
You have requested to be notified when we open our Call for Makers process and we would like to invite you to submit your application for the 7th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area.
If you are interested in applying for World Maker Faire New York we will notify you when we open the Call for Makers in May.
Calling All Makers!
Produced by the folks who bring you MAKE magazine, Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves — from rockets and robots, to DIY science and technology, to sustainable foods and upcycled clothes.
Maker Faire invites Makers to submit projects for this years 7th annual festival. More than 700 Makers and Maker organizations will participate and showcase their projects. The festival is expected to draw over 100,000 attendees from across the state, the country, and around the world.
Saturday, May 19th – 10AM – 8PM
San Mateo County Event Center
Calling All Makers!
The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about you and your project.
Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs, schools and organizations.
Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to Maker Faire.
Plan to link to a photograph or video of what you make.
We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.
Here are just some suggested ideas for topics and areas that we’re looking for:
Student Projects — Robotics — Design — Space Projects — Music Performance and Participation — Personal Fabrication including — 3D Printers and CNC Mill — Textile Arts and Crafts — Hacker and Maker Space Projects — Hands-On Activities — Home Energy Monitoring — Rockets and RC Toys — Sustainability/Sustainable Living — Green Tech — Radios — Vintage Computers and Game Systems — Electronics — Electric Vehicles — Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects — Food and Beverage Makers — Puppets — Kites — Bicycles — Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.) — Unusual Tools or Machines — How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.) — Art Cars — Large Scale Art Projects and more…
Call for Makers Application and Information can be found at the following link:
Please enter early so we can reserve space for your exhibit.
Entry Close Date: March 20, 2011
Great Deal on MAKE for Bay Area Makers
If you are not already a subscriber to MAKE magazine, please continue to support the Maker movement and take advantage of the special Maker discount available to participating Makers – it is 50% off of the subscription price, so you can get a full year of MAKE magazine for only $17.50 (and, if you are a subscriber – use the code below to extend your subscription at this price).
Use code M9CMK when ordering to get your special discount at the following link: http://www.makezine.com/go/mf11sub
We are really looking forward to Maker Faire this year and are excited to receive your application with more information about your project. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if there are others in your community that you believe should be participating, please feel free to share this information with them.
Thank you for your support and looking forward to seeing you at Maker Faire!
These videos have been making the viral rounds today. They’re a sneak peek and a draft promo video for a six-legged robotic toy in development at Wow! Stuff in the UK. And the toy is definitely a wow. The R/C walker has interchangeable weapon heads that fire foam darts, ping pong balls, poker chip-like disks, and the toys have interchangeable armor that flies off when hit by other walkers.
The developers are looking for a name for the toy and ideas for armor designs and customization pieces. They’ll be giving away one of the toys for the name they choose and for any designs they use. I love this toy designer’s child-like enthusiasm. We have to get him to Maker Faire!
“Spirit is the sword and experience the sharpening stone.” – Arab Proverb
This moment of zen brought to you by Instructables user carlbass. [Thanks, Carl!]
See my previous article with drone predictions “Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours!”. And post up the comments, drones for all over the US skies?
A MAKE reader named Aaron emailed me today and wrote:
Thanks so much for the email, Aaron. I’m so glad you like the issue and gave us feedback. You response is exactly what we were hoping to achieve with the guide, so this is great news!
And be sure to check out Make: Kit Reviews, our online kit review guide.
Austrian Claudio Zachl Werbegrafik has a blog called The Amateur Engineer, and a YouTube channel with a regular show he’s been running every two weeks for a little over a year, now. In this episode, he shows off his drool-inducing Ultimate Breadboard prototyping station, mothered by necessity in a complex ongoing project to build his own oscilloscope, for which off-the-shelf breadboards proved inadequate. [via Hack a Day]
While they are not the most fascinating product, the Maker Shed’s new jumper wires are really handy for prototyping. The female to female version is perfect if you need to attach a male pin to another male pin and is great for making extensions with regular jumper wires. The male to female version also works as an extension but lets you plug sensors, modules, and individual components directly into female headers or into a breadboard. Every electronic tinkerer needs a set of these in their arsenal! They are also available in a bundle containing both versions.
This impressive creation, by YouTube user sumthinelse5790, displays the entire range of motion of the human hand. So amazing! [Via Tinkernology]
Kiwi programmer and farmer John Hart of Lifeboat Farm has been experimenting with using his RepRap to produce mechanical pest control devices so he can leave off the chemical pesticides. Shown above, fused-filament butterfly decoys, spotted with a marker and mounted on stalks of plastic filament in the garden:
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