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2009 Maker Faire

Our presentation booth details for this year's Bay Area Maker Faire has just arrived and all of us here at Instructables are revved up and rearing to go.

We are especially excited that Radioactive_Legos has decided to show off his 48V Electric Bike at our booth; it was a runner-up in the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest.

If you have an awesome project that you have posted to Instructables and would like the chance to show it off without getting your own booth (having your own booth is awesome, but a hefty time commitment - sometimes it's nice to be able to see the Maker Faire!), contact noahw and let him know! We'll probably have room for your project at the Instructables booth, and we'd love to showcase as many cool user projects as we can.

Also! Even though this year's Maker Faire is only now two months away, you still another 10 days to sign up for your very own presentation booth. Sign up at the official Maker Faire website.

Whether you're coming to present your work or gawk, we look forward to seeing you!

... and for those of you on the east coast or in the UK, we have you in our hearts ;-)

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-henry-8 years ago
Yay! I went to Maker Faire yesterday. I got some kits from Solarbotics, and I made a Metrognome from Sparkfun (yes, it is metrognome, not metronome.) And I got an instructables pin for being a member!
You got a pin for being an AUTHOR. It's an even more rarefied group. I went on Sunday and took a bowl of Gummi Lego. I hung out at the booth for a little while making finger loop braids then wandered around for a few hours. Then I went back to the Instructables booth and talked to folks. The Gummi Lego were a hit - especially with the LegoLand people. I'm in love with a gigantic Wood Burning Steam Tractor. Is that strange?
True, I forgot. The sign did say "Talk to us if you have posted an Instructable." I talked to Randofo. Probably about 50% of the members have never posted any instructables or even comments. I'm not a huge fan of 'steampunk'. I liked the robots and electronic stuff like Arduino.
I like Steampunk, but the tractor isn't Steampunk it's Steam - the real thing. I love historic stuff. A huge, simple, gorgeous, historic machine, with a whistle that can be heard a mile away and is still capable of running under it's own steam - that's true love.

"Run under it's own steam". First time I've used that when it was totally accurate.
I guess it wasn't steampunk, there wasn't any fake stick-on grunge or high-tech electronics hidden behind old fashioned looking brass. Maybe the only reason I didn't like it was because the whistle made me deaf for about five minutes when I was looking at it.
Hahaha. I LOVED that whistle but I saw all the people who worked on the tractor plug their ears before it went off and followed suit.
kelseymh8 years ago
MAKE's given me a couple of tickets for the Faire, so I'll be going down to San Mateo for Sunday. Do you know yet where will the I'bles booth be located?
Last time they were inside one of the large, open warehouse-type buildings...
Hey, it was good to meet you, and see the bike in person :-) Very cool!
:-) Yeah, pretty much everything is. I was curious about which big hall they'd be in. MAKE says their booth is in Fiesta Hall, near the main entrance from the parking lot.
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