Kickstarter Set to Bring More Than 100 Funded Projects to the 2017 Bay Area Maker Faire

On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it is set to bring over 100 funded projects to the 2017 Maker Faire, which will be held May 19th through the 21st in San Mateo, California. Maker Faire describes itself as a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the “Maker Movement.”

Kickstarter proudly stated that it loves it when people use its crowdfunding platform to make creative tools and it even invited a few of its favorite creators to showcase their creativity-enabling inventions. These include Circuit Scribe, NeoLucida, Maslow, and Teensy.

  “These projects cover a wide range of creative pursuits, from drawing on paper to building circuits (or doing both simultaneously), beginner-friendly weekend projects to powerful tools for prototyping. With more than 100 Kickstarter-funded projects on display across Maker Faire, we’re sure you’ll find something that sparks an idea for your next project. Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to share that project on Kickstarter!”

Kickstarter also revealed its Talk schedule:

  • How Indie Hardware Gets Made
    Saturday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Make: Live Stage
    Presenters: Julio Terra (Kickstarter), Bob Merriman (Avnet), Scott Miller (Dragon)
  • Building Community Around Science Projects
    Saturday, May 20, 2:30 p.m., MakerPro Stage
    Presenter: Clarissa Redwine
  • Reinventing Creative Tools
    Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m., MakerPro Stage
    Presenter: Zach Dunham
  • 3Doodler Pen Live Teardown with Fictiv
    Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m., MakerPro Stage
    Presenters: Clarissa Redwine and Sylvia Wu

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