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Bay Area Maker Faire Inspires Makers of All Ages

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The popular DIY event is coming to SF this month. With Maker Faire less than three weeks away, makers/hackers/DIYers are gearing up to show off their wares and being inspired by hundreds of exhibitors.

Having been a huge enthusiast of Maker Faire, this is the first time I'll be exhibiting, putting a whole new perspective on the event. If you've already attended Maker Faire, you'll understand why I'm so excited, and if you're considering going, expect to be hooked on its endless creativity, whimsy and ingenuity.

So what can you expect to see at Maker Faire? Well it does claim to be the world's largest DIY festival, so expect the unexpected! Some previous favorite exhibitors include the life size mouse trap, the cupcake cars and a live demonstration of the Diet Coke and Mentos "explosive" symphony of soda.

Maker Faire

Really, the best way to understand the festival is to experience it. Take a look at these photos from last year's Maker Faire.

Maker Faire is May 21st – May 22nd at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. You can come visit me at the Instructables.com booth on either day! To learn more about the event, visit makerfaire.com
and watch QUEST's story: Do-it-Yourself Science: The Maker Faire.


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Laura Khalil

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Laura is a marketer by day and nerd by night. She's the Chief Nerd Herder for Dorkbyte, a blog devoted to art, technology and science. She's been named one of the most engaging women to speak about technology and has been featured on The Setup. A member of Noisebridge, she is working on two robotics challenges, leading a puzzle team that competes in a variety of puzzle challenges throughout the US and monkeys around on ham amateur radio. She loves astronomy, Making and hardware hacking. She was most recently involved in teaching hardware circuitry at Maker Faire.Laura has executed marketing strategies and campaigns for tech startups in the Bay Area. Her work with social media has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame.