Thirty-two makers set up their booths in Union Square on Saturday, providing education and entertainment for an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 visitors over the course of the afternoon. The weather was beautiful (if crisp), the children were enthusiastic, the trebuchet was shooting and the oversized baby-carriage vehicle thoroughly disconcerting… and there was much, much more. Check out http://www.makerfairesomerville.com/ for more information and images from the makers; photos from the Faire coming soon!
A hearty thanks to everyone who made it possible: the organizers, Joe Schlesinger, Gui Cavalcanti, and James Arthur; the many volunteers; the attendees; and, of course, the makers, who are what this event is all about. A special thanks to our sponsors, ArtsUnion and the Somerville Arts Council, who made the event possible, and to SparkFun Electronics, who organized workshops to teach more than three dozen people to solder on Saturday and who raised a generous amount of money for the Asylum.
We can’t wait for next year!