Finally, after months and months of planning, it's finally here- the date of the Maker Faire!
These are a few of my own key reminders and tips for managing a booth and enjoying the faire as well:
Come As Early As Possible (at least by 8:00, seriously)
Get your booth ready by Opening (10:00)
Have food prepared (so you don't have to make routine trips to 30 minute long lines)
Keep your projects behind your desk (or at least away from anyone who might grab or steal anything)
If Indoors, especially in the Fiesta Hall, take at least a 1 hour break every two hours (the Tesla Coils....great fun but extremely mind inducing)
Additionally, give yourself sometime to enjoy the Faire itself! I particularly enjoy the outside area Steampunk Village
, as well as the secluded but intriguing 3D stage
(right outside Fiesta Hall), and the Center Stage Auditorium
is worth a visit with the Maker Faire's own Ted Talks.
Oh, and the R2 D2 Builders