I thought some of the folks in the group might be interested in this event.
My name's David,
I'm a student, pseudo-engineer, and soon to be educator out of Marietta,
GA and I'm helping co-organize Atlanta's First Maker Faire on September
10th of this year.
Maker Faire is the world's largest DIY event - it's a blend of Art,
Technology, Craft, and Science, combined with family-fun, paticipation,
workshops, robots, and do-it-yourself ethics. It is the brainchild of
Maker magazine, though the event in Atlanta is technically a "Mini"
Maker Faire since it is being put together by a community of organizers
rather than Make Magazine.
I'm sending you a message for two reasons. First, I'm spreading the
word! The event is completely free to makers who want to show something
and people who want to check it out. Secondly, we're still in our Call
to Makers, so we're actively recruiting anyone out there with projects
involving open-source code, robots, DIY'ers, solder fiends, hobbyists
and enthusiasts, fixer-uppers, food makers, home scientists, and
everyone in between and outside.
If you DIY we want you involved!
Here's a link to our Web site: http://www.MakerF....
Date: Saturday, Sept 10th, 10am-5pm
Location: http://bit.ly/q0F... - MRDC Parking lot at GeorgiaTech.
And if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact me!
My email and phone are below - I look forward to hearing from everyone!
(So far we've got someone doing blacksmithing demos, a workshop from
WonderRoot on how to create with repurposed materials, someone who has
devised a way to create electronic sensors out of textiles, home
automation geniuses, autonomous aircraft, and more robots than you can
shake a stick at! Mark your calendars!)