Maker Faire 2007 Will Include Steve Wozniak Interview

Maker Faire
The O’Reilly User Group Program has announced this year’s Maker Faire will be held on May 19 & 20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in California.

The second annual Faire is, “… a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful folks who like to tinker and love to make things.”

Among the many interesting activities scheduled for this year’s event, and of special interest to Mac User Groups will be an interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on the main stage on Saturday.

Other highlights of this year’s Faire include:

  • The Kitchen of the Future–Unlike the retro-futuristic unkept promise of the 50’s, this kitchen is musical–a collection of circuit-bent, MIDI-ready appliances such as a toaster and blender. This debuted in Toronto last year, and for the finale the blender triggered sound samples from the song “Tequila” while blending frozen margaritas…
  • Project Pimento–There’s only one theremin lounge band and we’ve got them at Maker Faire. Project: Pimento will launch with a half-hour set and then play several short sets throughout the afternoon. Other great bands will play throughout the day outdoors on the main stage.
  • Moonshine Powered Motors–David Blume shows how to produce your own alcohol auto fuel from ground corn and enzymes, and how to convert your car to run on it. Blume is the author of “Alcohol Can Be a Gas.
  • Swap-O-Rama-Rama Fashion Show–Participants can donate a bag of old clothes–and then work with a team of celebrated designers to make new clothes! This year’s Swap will take place on May 19th (11am to 5pm) and May 20th (11am to 4pm) with a recycled fashion show happening at 5pm on Saturday May 19th.

Established by the tech-loving creators of the gloriously irreverent Make and Craft magazines, Maker Faire is a family-friendly, hands-on event where hundreds of backyard inventors gather to share their fun projects, creative ideas and eye-popping creations.

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