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May 17, 2012 19:04 ET

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Proclaimed It's "Maker's Weekend" in San Mateo, CA, May 19 & 20

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is proud to announce that the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed that May 19 and 20 is "Maker's Weekend." Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo County Event Center.

The proclamation embodies all that Maker Faire is and stands for: ingenuity, creativity, and a DIY spirit in a space that children and adults alike can see, learn, do and explore. It brings together artists, food makers, tinkerers, crafters, engineers, scientists, and innovators -- a community who loves to make and share their passion for it with others. Maker Faire is thrilled to have May 19 and 20 declared "Maker's Weekend" and share the maker movement with the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maker Faire is also pleased to introduce two Goldsmith Sponsors for the upcoming event who exemplify the maker movement and what Makers Weekend is all about: RadioShack and Autodesk. RadioShack is participating in Maker Faire Bay Area for the first time. After RadioShack's excitement from presenting a booth at Maker Faire New York for 2011, they were eager to interact with all the attendees and makers on the West Coast. This year RadioShack partnered with Maker Faire to host the "Learn to Solder" area as well as have their own small store front decked with all sorts of RadioShack electronic products. RadioShack is looking forward to interacting with attendees in order to gain more insight into the Maker movement and taking that knowledge in making RadioShack an overall better shopping experience for any Maker.

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. Through apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android mobile devices, Autodesk is taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.

The official "Maker's Weekend" proclamation can be viewed here:

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A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 runs Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $12 - $30; ages 3 and under are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes:

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 Goldsmith Sponsors include: Intel, Oracle, RadioShack, Autodesk, General Electric and TechShop.

Produced by MAKE Magazine and O'Reilly Media, Maker Faire is part playground, part science fair, part welding shop, part county fair and 100 percent unique.

About Maker Faire
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006. Maker Faire Bay Area will celebrate its seventh annual Bay Area event in May 2012 with over 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional Faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the World. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE magazine and O'Reilly Media, the information source for leading-edge computer technologies. For more information about Maker Faire, please visit

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