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Celebrate New England D.I.Y. with Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire, held at Waterfire in the Creative Capital—Providence, RI.

Launched in 2009 at Slater Mill, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire represents a new kind of revolution that promotes grassroots American innovation. Join us as we connect a community of builders, inventors, and designers here in Providence.

We're holding Maker Faire RI in downtown Providence on September 10 in partnership with WaterFire, who is hosting us that evening. Because WaterFire averages tens of thousands of attendees, we'll have the opportunity to expose thousands of people to the makers who exhibit here.

Your support will pay for the infrastructure needed to make this happen (electrical service, tents, and all the stuff that makers need to show off their creations).


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    Although the Faire is free, that won't stop us from making tickets! This is a limited edition, numbered commemorative ticket to Maker Faire RI.

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    From the creators of Make Magazine 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.)

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    A limited edition print of the RI Mini Maker Faire 2011 poster, created by Shawn Wallace. This will be printed on high quality paper, and is suitable for framing or displaying proudly any way you prefer.

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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.)

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