Happy Maker Week!
With Maker Week now underway, Atmel is getting ready to take center stage at the Maker Faire New York on September 26-27th. Undoubtedly, this year will yet again be amazing as an expected 830+ Makers and 85,000+ attendees head to the New York Hall of Science to see the latest DIY gizmos and gadgets, as well as AVR Man in the flesh.
Once again a Silversmith Sponsor of the event, Atmel will be shining the spotlight on Arduino and a range of other Maker Movement-driven startups. Among the names you will find inside our booth include Arduboy, Keyboardio, Qtechknow, Microduino, Modulo, Zippy Robotics and Bosch. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to walk away with an Arduino shield and adapter board, along with some other flair.
Ah… there’s just so much to show and tell! And with the final countdown to Maker Faire on, what better way to capture and convey all those emotions than with these GIFs?
When you realize that Maker Faire is only days away.
When you wake up on the morning of the show.
When you get stuck in traffic en route to the New York Hall of Science.
When you spot the faire grounds entrance in the distance.
When you finally make it through the ticket line and entry gate.
When Arduino announces a new Atmel powered board.
When you see a 3D printer in action for the very first time.
When someone stops by your demo.
When people can’t stop talking about your project.
When you are given free sample kits.
When you realize there’s just so much to see. Where to even begin?
When you spot Massimo Banzi.
When… wait a minute… is that AVR Man?
When you come across a life-sized game of Mouse Trap.
When you proudly show off your new swag.
When you see a fellow Maker dressed in Steampunk.
When you’re inspired to go launch a Kickstarter campaign.
When you appear in MAKE: Magazine.
When you receive an Editor’s Choice Ribbon.
When you realize the end of the day is near.
When you remember there’s still Sunday.
When you’re surprised by the heat of a 69-foot-tall fire-breathing dragon.
When you can’t take your eyes off of the Coke Zero and Mentos demo.
When you arrive at the unbelievably long line for lunch.
When you can’t pronounce a project’s name.
When you prepare to do battle in the Game of Drones.
When you control an object with your mind.
When you learn a eight-year-old was the mastermind behind that project.
When the “State of Arduino” address is about to begin.
When you meet new Maker friends.
When the Power Racing Series brings your Mario Kart dream to life.
When a panel discussion sparks your curiosity.
When you find out that an Atmel chip is inside that gadget.
When you realize that Maker Faire is really coming to an end.
When you finally get home after an eventful weekend of making.
See you all in New York! For those unable to attend, don’t fret. Simply follow @Atmel on Twitter for all the latest happenings from the Faire. We’ll even be streaming some of it live to you via