SparkFun Gets Back To DIY Roots At Bay Area Maker Faire

Boulder-based Electronics Company Attends Bay Area Maker Faire for Seventh Consecutive Year

May 15, 2012, 09:36 ET from SparkFun Electronics

BOULDER, Colo., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkFun Electronics (, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is proud to announce its seventh year of participation in Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 ( The event takes place May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Unlike previous years, SparkFun won't be hosting workshops at this year's Maker Faire, but will take an opportunity to return to its roots – as a maker. The company will have a 10x10-foot booth (#66) and will demo some of the cool and interesting projects folks within SparkFun have been working on during the past year. These projects include an electronic guitar made from SparkFun's ProtoSnap Pro Mini, an eight-legged robot, and the "Quad-Buddy Ball-Balancer" - a four-person game combining electronics and teamwork. SparkFun will also be attending in order to network with like-minded electronics enthusiasts, crafters, and innovators.

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. The Faire invites "makers" from all backgrounds to come together for a symposium of collaboration and creativity. With projects ranging from pneumatic drums and gigantic Tesla coils, to quilts made from recycled bottles and Arduino-controlled singing fish, this truly is an event with something for everyone.

"Maker Faire has been, and continues to be, one of our favorite events," said SparkFun's Director of Marketing AnnDrea Boe. "It is so much fun to be able to meet some of our customers, introduce new people to electronics, and keep a finger on the pulse of the DIY community. Each year this event grows, and we are excited to again play a role."

Maker Faire has expanded every year, and attracts around 100,000 spectators and participants to the Bay Area.

To learn more about Maker Faire, visit ( To learn more about SparkFun's presence at the Faire, visit (

About SparkFun Electronics

Founded in 2003, SparkFun shares its passion by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their own electronics projects.SparkFun currently offers more than 1,800 products, ranging from simple components, like capacitors and resistors, to GPS units and Bluetooth modules. The company employs 140 people and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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