HOW-TO VIDEO #23: Bay Area Maker Faire 2012
Experience the Bay Area Maker Faire from the perspective of a presenter. Veteran Makers talk about their projects, and give advice on preparing for your first Maker Faire. We also take you inside the ‘exclusive’ maker-only pre and post parties. You’ve never seen a Maker Faire video like this.
Don’t miss last week’s video with our tips on preparing for Maker Faire. See our conferences wiki for information on accommodations, transportation, communication, and more at many popular hardware hacker locations.
Open source superstars in this video:
- Al with the Droidalyzer
- Garrett from Macetech
- Windell from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
- Bunnie from Bunnie Studios
- Star from Canidu
- Skot from Skot9000
- Kenneth from The Life of Kenneth
- Parker from The Long Horn Engineer
- Chris from The Amp Hour
- Scott from Dork Bot
- Sophi from Mix Engineering
- Jeff from Mighty Ohm
- Jeri Ellsworth, electronics celebrity
A list of the Maker Faire must-haves mentioned in the video is below the break. What are your tips?
We knew we wanted to make a video at this year’s premier Maker Faire, but we didn’t want just another walk-through. Our goal is to help you prepare for your first Maker Faire. We asked experienced open source superstars for their tips at the makers-only parties. We also flipped the whole thing upside down, and interviewed participants who came to us at our booth. Not all the interviews fit in this video, unseen and extended project interviews will go up tomorrow.
Things to bring:
- Businesses cards
- A friend to cover your booth
- Power strips
- Favorite tools, tool kit
- Sun screen
- Comfortable shoes