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MakerFaire Europe

We waited for this MakerFaire impatiently and finally it is happening!

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More than 250 projects are being presented this weekend by makers and inventors from all over the world, and as usual we met many old friends and users and made new friends.

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It was great to see how many people came to visit the Faire, families, adults, teenagers, children, educators, hobbyists etc…

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The venue was full from the opening hour till the call till sunset. This really shows that the maker movement is a solid and genuine thing. People don’t get excited then go home and forget about it, the projects and products exhibited stimulate the creative and curious part inside us in an irresistible way. Some lives are even shaped by this spark of inspiration  forever.

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Dale had this observation and tweeted it yesterday, we can only agree to it: There is no place in the world that can claim to be THE hub of the movement. This really belongs to us, tinkerers and explorers, any Makerfaire in the world will be full of old and young people with eyes wide open.

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It also was with great pleasure that we discovered PCBs  made with our fab service at the BASTL-INSTRUMENTS stand. The guys use Fritzing to layout the boards and our fab service to prototype their products.

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They now sell their MIDI-synthesizers as a kit or assembled, and we are sure they will have a huge success because everyone at their booth was having a blast making music.

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Our friend and reseller Yuan from EXP-Tech dropped by for a very nice conversation about the german and the chinese maker scenes, and we exchanged a lot of our experiences about managing the bits part of a hardware business.

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It was another great event, we had a lot of fun and we are going home with many great new projects and a lot of feedback, but mainly with so much more excitement and enthusiasm for keeping on doing what we do for the community, and start better products and services to empower inventors and makers everywhere.

BONUS: this is a “behind the scenes” photo of  us setting up the stand and building the Creator Kit examples. The handsome guy on the right is Tommaso our colleague at IXDS and one of the creators of Dandylight. We do look seriously busy 😀

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Fritzing @ MakerFaire Hannover

We had the chance and pleasure of participating in the first MakerFaire in Germany last weekend in Hannover. It was a great chance to meet many of our users who don’t live in Berlin, also many old friends, and we also made some new friends.

We were also very excited to introduce and sell the first Fritzing Creator Kits at the MakerFaire and notice how people positively welcomed, even though there were many other kits for sale.

Below are some photos and impressions of the weekend:
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Daniel and me behind the stand in our brand new kickass Fritzing t-shirts (notice the new logo).

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Another angle including our homemade monster LED Matrix. – boy do we look proud 😀 –
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Here is the first ever proud owner of the Creator kit. -he got a very special loving autograph- DSCF1726This one sale is very special to me: the older sister promised me that she would show her little brother how to “play” with Roboter and Dinosaurier. She’s a little ladyada!

DSCF1728It was really sweet to see this teenager explain to her father what Arduino is and what’s possible to do with it.

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Father and son also bought this kit for the rainy weekends.DSCF1731

And this couple too. They said they were both curious about electronics and that they will explore this field together following the book.DSCF1732Jonathan, our senior developer was very glad to meet Fritzing users and eager to explain to them the individual projects you can build with the creator kit.

It was a great event, we will do it again every possible time!

PS: if you were there and you took nice photos of us, please send them to our email address or post them on the forum, and thank you we love you too.