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Spotlight on Sponsors: Logos Electromechanical

Logos Electromechanical produces and sells a variety of electronic modules for the hobbyist and small scale researcher, largely based around the Arduino ecosystem. We design and sell the Zigduino, an Arduino variant with a built-in 802.15.4 radio, perfect for sensor networks and remote control.

http://www.logos-electro.com

Make sure to check out the Logos Electromechanical booth on Level 3 at Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

Spotlight on Sponsors: OpenBeam & The Metrix Open Hardware Alliance

Thank you to OpenBeam & The Metrix Open Hardware Alliance for generously sponsoring the Seattle Mini Maker Faire for two years running!! Make sure to check out their booth this weekend!!
OpenBeam & The Metrix Open Hardware Alliance is a loose knit group of friends working on Open Source Hardware.  The group is loosely affiliated with and can be found hanging out at Metrix Create Space.
OpenBeam is a low cost miniature extruded aluminum construction system, similar to the larger T-Slot systems used in industry for automations project and machine framing.  It uses standard M3 nuts instead of proprietary T-nuts and injection molding to lower the cost of joining components.  Recently, in close collaboration with Johann Rocholl, OpenBeam completed the design for the OpenBeam Kossel Pro and the OpenBeam Kossel Reprap.  These Open Source 3D Printers highlight the versatility of using OpenBeam in the desktop automations and robotics field.
The Axios is an Open Source ergonomic keyboard featuring modular components and a design to better match the hand’s natural resting position reducing strain in both the wrists and fingers. The Axios is user programmable as well, allowing a near infinite number of layouts to be stored on the board itself and requiring no special drivers. It’s modular nature allows for a wide degree of adjustability and customization giving the user more control over their comfort and laser etched backlit keys let the user make it their own.
Members of the group can be found at Metrix Create Space, Seattle’s premiere retail maker space.  Open noon to midnight, 7 days a week, Metrix is located on Capitol Hill and includes a wide array of tools for bringing creations to life.
www.MetrixCreateSpace.com

Fear Not Makers!!

We have had such an overwhelmingly amount of fantastic applications that we need more time to work out logistics, which is holding us up in sending out acceptance notifications. If you have applied to be a maker, we will be notifying you regarding participation no later than Friday of this week! We appreciate your patience…this event will be EPIC!! 

Last Chance to Apply!

There is still time to apply to be a maker at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2014! The application deadline is Saturday, January 25th.

We have partnered with the EMP Museum to create one of the most dynamic Mini Maker Faire experiences yet. We are expecting record-breaking attendance at this landmark venue as well, so get your application in now and join in on the fun!

Do you know any Young Makers ready to show off their projects? We have several spots reserved just for youth, aged 10-17.

Thanks for Making!! 

Seattle Mini Maker Faire Deadline Extended to January 25th!

We have officially extended the application deadline for Seattle Mini Maker Faire to January 25th. That is an extra 10 days to put the finishing touches on your applications, and EXTRA time for you to spread the word to all your Maker friends and forums!

A big thank you to all the Makers who have submitted applications already. We are looking forward to reviewing them all, and will be sending out acceptance confirmations on February 1st.

Do you know anyone that would be interested in being a part of Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2014? If so, please encourage them to apply!

Thanks, and happy Making!

-Seattle Mini Maker Faire Team