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[vox] [fwd] O'Reilly UG News--Maker Faire 2007,San Mateo Fairgrounds
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[vox] [fwd] O'Reilly UG News--Maker Faire 2007,San Mateo Fairgrounds

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----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon -----

Maker Faire 2007
Build, craft, hack, play, MAKE.
Engineering * Crafts * Science * Art
Bay Area: May 19 & 20, 2007
San Mateo Fairgrounds

A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts,
engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's
for creative, resourceful folks who like to tinker and love to make
things. We call them Makers. Purchase Maker Faire tickets in advance:
avoid the linese and save!

Featuring: The Crucible * Swap-O-Rama-Rama * SwapThing * Bazaar Bizarre
* Cyclecide * Combat Robotsv * Power Tool Drag Racing * Exploratorium *
Live Music and Performances * Shipyard * Flaming Lotus Girls *
Life-Sized Mousetrap * TechShop * Neverwas Haul * Silicon Death Valley *
MAKE Play Day

Do-It-Yourself-ers get ready! Tis' the season to break out the glue guns
and soldering irons and start crafting and hacking and making. Why? The
annual Woodstock for inventors and tinkerers--Maker Faire--runs May 19
and 20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in northern California.
The award-winning, family-friendly Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com)
celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. The festival draws the
grassroots community of backyard inventors, hackers, creative recyclers,
artists, engineers, and scientists from across the country--called
Makers. These Makers gather to share and display their amazingly
entertaining projects, wonderfully ingenious crafts, and eye-popping,
up-to-the nanosecond projects.
Maker Faire was established by the DIY, tech-loving founders of the
gloriously irreverent Make (www.makezine.com) and Craft
(www.craftzine.com) magazines.
"Makers are enthusiasts and hobbyists," said Dale Dougherty, founder and
publisher of Make and Craft magazines. "People are doing something they
love, and they love talking about it.  It's one thing to do a project. 
But the real satisfaction is to share it with other people. Thatís what
Maker Faire is all about."
Some 20,000 folks attended last yearís event including The MythBusters,
Darryl Hannah, and Steve Wozniak. This year's Maker Faire attendance is
projected to double and features over 200 attractions.
You can meet the Makers and view a Maker Faire 2007 preview here:
Here's only a sampling of what you'll discover:
Survival Research Labs (SRL), Five Foot Russian Submarine, Junkyard Jet,
Bazaar Bizarre, Silicon Death Valley, RoboGames' Combat Robots, Power
Tool Drag Races, Neverwas Haul, Life-size Mousetrap, Walking Robotic
Chariot, Build Your Own Blinkybug, The Electric Giraffe, The Disgusting
Spectacle, Tomato-basket Dragons and Whales, Internet Crane Game, The
Art of Motion Control, Puppy Mover Monorail, Model Rocket Video Camera,
Hydrofoils (homemade, human-powered, ornithopter and wooden), Chris
Benton's Kite Aerial Photography, Electric Supercars, Swap-O-Rama-Rama,
Roobma Hacking, Winners of the Most Spectacular Failures contest, and
acres more.

Beat the lines and purchase your tickets online now:


1005 Gravenstein Highway North  
Sebastopol, CA   95472
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