WORKSHOP VIDEO #22: How we prepare for the Bay Area Maker Faire

This week we are visiting the Bay Area Maker Faire, so here is a video to explain how we prepare for Maker Faires. You can also check out our Maker Faire tips post, or the wiki version.

We’ll have regular updates form the Faire on our blog, and Twitter feed.

The list of things we bring is flow the break.

Check out our previous Workshop Videos, or Maker Faire posts.

  • Tablecloth
  • Dangerous Prototypes banner
  • Projects packed in anti-static bags, stored in plastic boxes
  • Descriptive sheets and small acrylic display stands for each project
  • Selection of connectors, wires, and tools for debugging
  • Handful of USB cables
  • Business cards and stickers. Two big Seeed Studio boxes for Maker Faire Bay Area
  • Hackerspace passports and Dangerous Prototypes stamps
  • A simple point and shoot camera, now primarily a smartphone for live Twitter picture posts
  • Lots of batteries, and flash cards for the camera
  • Spy kit with local money, transit cards, phone SIM cards, and discount club cards

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  1. Have fun, guys, I will be going to the mini Maker Faire in Orlando in a week and a half, I hope it grows into something big over time. I really wish I could go on the taco crawl, that is an awesome idea :)

  2. Hehehe….
    check the videos since Ian started with his new workshop…
    its getting more and more crowded… interpolation tells me in 12 month we will have difficulties to find Ian within the video ;)

  3. Wow! Thanks for the plug in the video. I’m very excited about the Maker Faire and hanging out at the Dangerous Prototypes booth! I’ve been working on some new animations for the DigitGrid, so it should be quite a bit more interesting than a bunch of ‘F’s. (although, that is a really big hex number (about 3.23×10^616))

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