We're only a few days away from the Faire, and we're a lot more ready than we've been in years past, thanks to the handy 3d-printed miniature banquet tables shown in this picture. This is the first cut at the layout of the space. We'll probably do something completely different when we set up the tables.
The folks at Trinity took us through the Pell Chafee Performance Center last Friday to let us check it out and ask any questions we have. It's a great space: lots of power outlets (and on their own circuits!), and easy access from the front and the back. One of the great things about this space is that Makers will be able to load out via the back door, which is important because we're wrapping up the Mini Maker Faire between 10 and 11, and AS220's Foo Fest goes super-late.
We're weeks away from the fourth annual RI Mini Maker Faire, and we're off to a good start on the fundraising. Thanks so much for all your support so far. Please ask your friends to support us, and if you are thinking of exhibiting, please visit the call to makers and submit your project (and encourage other makers you know to do the same). You don't need to be a Rhode Islander to exhibit—we've had people from all over.
Things are on track, thankfully: on Wednesday, I'm doing a walkthrough of the Pell Chafee Performance Center, and we've lined up our table and chair rentals. I'll be working on posters and other PR over this week, too.
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Jul 17, 2012 - Aug 7, 2012 (21 days)
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A special thanks on the RI Mini Maker Faire web site. Every little bit counts!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Although admission to the Faire is included with your AS220 Foo Fest 2012 ticket, that won't stop us from making tickets! This is a limited edition commemorative ticket from Maker Faire RI.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Mini Maker Faire Rhode Island Keychain was designed by Matt Stultz for the faire, and is based on the original faire "anchor" logo by Josie Morway. This 3d-printed keychain is the perfect way to keep the faire with you all year!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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From the creators of MAKE magazine (which includes Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire co-founder Brian Jepson, who edits MAKE's book series) comes the Maker's Notebook. Put your own ideas, diagrams, calculations & notes down in these 150 pages of engineering graph paper. We've also included 20 bonus pages of reference material, such as electronics symbols, resistor codes, weights and measures, basic conversions and more. The covers of this hardcover book are printed in cyan "Maker" blue with a white grid debossed front and back. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Arduino Hacker's Bookshelf is a collection of books edited by Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire co-founder Brian Jepson. It includes: Getting Started with Arduino, a thorough introduction to the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform; Making Things Talk, 33 projects with Arduino, sensors, and wireless and wired networking; Arduino Cookbook, solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino hackers have; and Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets, six fun projects with Arduino, mobile phones, motors, sensors, and more. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012