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Mini Maker Faires Abound

October 3, 2012

Maker Faire logoWith the 2012 World Maker Faire drawn to a successful close, Make magazine has reminded us of the many smaller, local maker fairs coming up around the country.  This includes newly announced fairs in Denver and San Francisco.

A maker fair is a great place to get some inspiration, swap tips with other builders, and maybe even inspire some others to join you in your obsession.  While not robot-specific events, robots of all sorts are certainly welcome.

I encourage you to find the closest upcoming Mini Maker Faire, put it on your calendar, and aim to have your current project working by then.  The deadline will be motivating, and sharing it with enthusiastic attendees will be rewarding.

And if you don’t think you can have something to share by then, be one of the enthusiastic attendees — bring the whole family, and some of the neighbor kids too (get permission first).  Building stuff is cool, whether it’s robots, wearable electronics, or some weird interactive art display.  The more people we can expose to the notion that cool stuff doesn’t have to come from a factory, the better!

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