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
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Use code M9CMK when ordering to get your special discount at the following link: http://www.makezine.com/go/mf11sub
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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!
Maker In Chief
Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress Washington Times:
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace.
The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders theFederal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.
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:
I picked up the Make Special Issue: Ultimate Kit Guide today. After gleefully devouring its packed pages, I felt that it was important to thank your team for putting together such a wonderful collection of items. What I appreciate most is the distilled simplicity of it. Web searches are often overwhelming and while pouring through an items forum can be revealing, they usually lack a quality evaluation of the items. The personal commentary of the reviewers is priceless as it helps to cut through the hype and/or lack of information associated with many kits, and gets to the heart of what I as a reader am interested in. Thanks again for going the extra mile.
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.