East Bay Mini Maker Faire Shows Off Creativity



East Bay Mini Maker Faire Shows Off Creativity
East Bay Mini Maker Faire Shows Off Creativity, Craft,
DIY Tech, and Culture in Oakland on October 16th
Earlybird Ticket Prices Available Through September 30th
Oakland, CA — September 20, 2011 The 2nd Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire,
scheduled for Sunday, October 16th will feature a spectacular line up of new and
returning makers, performers, food vendors, and speakers.
Attracting over 3000 attendees in its first year, the event is a celebration of do-it-yourself
spirit and hands-on making. It’s appropriate for anyone intrigued by the creativity and
ingenuity of the East Bay community, and a don’t-miss day for families, makers, foodies,
music-lovers, art-goers and more. Earlybird ticket pricing is available now at
ebmakerfaire.com through September 30th.
More than 120 exhibits, performances and workshops are booked for the event,
• A new Homesteader Stage on DIY domestic arts with Novella Carpenter, author
of Farm City, and Institute for Urban Homesteading founder, K. Ruby Blume.
• Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, demoing and discussing the
latest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) do-it-yourself drones.
• Booths to make and launch your own rocket, swipe a screen print, make
butter, learn how to solder, make your own loom, bind a book, build a Rainbow
LightPipeSaber, and more
• Arduino 101 workshops throughout the day with introductions to this extremely
hot open-source electronics prototyping platform.
• A new food truck "court" featuring Fist of Flour, Butterfat Bakery, Oakland’s
very first taco truck Zamoranos, and others from the Oakland Mobile Food Group
• A panel discussion on 21st Century Shop Class: Developing the Creative and
Critical Doers in Today's Schools with shop teacher David Clifford of the East
Bay School for Boys, and Eric Temple, Head of School, Lick-Wilmerding High
• The East Bay’s best crafters, selling their lovely wares to those interested in
getting a head start on holiday shopping.
• More pedal-powered carnival magic with Paul’s Rides, including his 3-seat ferris
wheel, the “StarWheel.”
• A new “Wreck Lab” led by Andrew Sliwinski of United Workshop, where you can
take apart a toaster or an old cell phone. And the return of Peter Mui's Fix It
Clinic, where you can bring your broken toaster and put it back together.
• Live music by The Conspiracy of Beards, Old Tunnel Road, The Blondies, and
Eurostache, Crank Ensemble, and more.
A more complete list of activities will be available at ebmakerfaire.com/2011makers in
the coming month; please check the site for updates.
-continuedThe East Bay Mini Maker Faire is fortunate to have Park Day School as its sponsor and
non-profit beneficiary. Park Day School’s campus consists of four beautiful acres
nestled behind Oakland Technical High School in the Temescal district. The address is
360-42nd Street, Oakland, CA.
Ticket prices are discounted for early buyers, and are available at ebmakerfaire.com.
Prices will go up after September 30th but tickets will still be available at the regular rates
after that date.
For more information, visit ebmakerfaire.com.
About Maker Faire:
The mission of Maker Faire events is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands
of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering
of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students,
authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo,
CA and just celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in
attendance. As Maker Faire continues to grow in popularity and relevance, it has
expanded to Detroit and New York City.
Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and makezine.com (celebrating your right
to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will), and O'Reilly Media (the
premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies).
Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker
Faire are now being produced around the United States, including the East Bay Mini
Maker Faire in Oakland, CA.
Pertinent Event Info:
East Bay Mini Maker Faire
Sunday, October 16th
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Park Day School Campus
360-42nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609
phone: 510.653.0317
website: http://www.ebmakerfaire.com
tickets: http://ebmakerfaire2011.eventbrite.com/
ticket prices: $7.50 to $20
Editorial Contact:
Sabrina Merlo
[email protected]
Images and Logos available: http://www.ebmakerfaire.com/media
Website: http://www.ebmakerfaire.com
Twitter: @ebmakerfaire.com
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