Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Maker Faire Free pass for 5 hours of volunteer work in "learn to solder booth" -- TEMP

Maker Faire 2018 is almost here!  NEW this year -  free Industry, Career & College Day (Friday morning).  Plus "Learn to Solder" needs volunteers all weekend and my SVEC booth does too!
New this year at Maker Faire - free Industry, Career & College Day, on Friday, May 18th, 9am-1pm

Maker Faire Bay Area is coming up next week (May 18-20) the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. ​
I am helping recruit volunteers for their "Learn to Solder" booth. I also need volunteers for our own SVEC booth.

 We are having an SVEC booth again and we need help!  This gets you a day pass.  Volunteer a while at the booth and enjoy the rest of the day at the faire!   You will be demonstrating IR photography and facilitating kids to assemble a simple extending grabber mechanism. We will be laser cutting the parts at the booth!  Sign up here to help:

"Learn To Solder" Booth needs volunteers!
Want to help teach others how to solder, and attend Maker Faire for free? Sign up at the following link: for a shift as an instructor in the Learn to Solder booth, one of the most popular activities at the Faire, and receive entry to Maker Faire, plus some additional perks! As a helper in the Learn to Solder booth, your main task will be to assist attendees in soldering their own pin from a kit. It's very basic and you don't need much or any experience in soldering. You can learn, too! The most important requirements are patience and comfort teaching people of all ages. Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth gets you a full weekend pass plus a volunteer t-shirt (and maybe additional swag).

Volunteers with the soldering booth must be 18 or older while volunteers with the SVEC booth can be 14 or older.  Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteering with the SVEC booth is ~3.5 hours and gets you a day pass to Maker Faire and our undying gratitude!  Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth varies from 4-5.5 hours and gets you a weekend pass plus a volunteer t-shirt .

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Maker Faire combines the best of Burning Man's sizzling creativity with the hottest creations of the DIY community and serves it all up in a dazzling event guaranteed to engage every member of the family. Maker Faire Bay Area runs May 18-20 at the San Mateo County Event Center and will host some 125,000 visitors as they learn from and play with over 1200+ makers, crafters, engineers, vendors, and artists who come from all over the country to exhibit their particular brand of genius.  Maker Faire's geek culture flourishes with droids, DIY kits by kids for kids, and mobile land sharks roaming in the dark.  None of this would be complete without rockets, bikes, food, and a huge children's area for young dreamers and makers.   Immerse yourself in Maker culture with over 800 exhibits, 6+ stages, big art and spectacle, hands-on making and learning- all showcasing the creative and experimental folks who make, play, tinker and hack in areas like: Robotics, Future of Food, Cosplay, STEM & STEAM, Craft, Science, Electronics, Tools and Materials, Crazy things you've never seen and Much much more!
Hours: May 18 1pm-5pm, May 19 10am-7pm, May 20 10am-6pm
Regular prices: Saturday or Sunday $40 adult/$25 student, weekend pass $70 adult/$40 student, Sunday group pass $125/5 people, Friday $75 adult/$35 student  - online prices (goes up $5-$15 at the door)  Children 3 and under free.