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|TechShop Demonstrates Maker Ingenuity at Maker Faire Bay Area|
|DIY creations exhibited at The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, May 19 & 20 in San Mateo|
MENLO Park, Calif.
, May 15, 2012 --
TechShop, a membership based, open access workshop that has been exhibiting at every Bay Area Maker Faire since the inaugural event in 2006, will once again have an impressive show at the world’s largest “maker” gathering. This year, the Goldsmith event sponsor will showcase TechShop makers at work on their latest innovations and feature core equipment and software the company offers its DIY members for a monthly access fee. A hands-on make-and-take activity area will round out the TechShop booths in Expo Hall. In addition, TechShop staff will participate in General Electric's GE Garages as part of the curated road show of hands-on DIY projects and mini learning opportunities for aspiring makers.
Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Held at the San Mateo Event Center on May 19-20, the event is a celebration of the Maker movement.
"Maker Faire brings makers together in one place to share ideas, tools and innovations" said Dale Dougherty, founder editor and publisher of MAKE magazine and Maker Faire. "TechShop provides the tools and instruction for attendees who love to learn new skills. Once you leave Maker Faire, you're going to want to go to TechShop to start making things and meet other makers."
"TechShop provides access to workspace, machines, tools, instruction, and the inspiration and support of a community of fellow makers," said Jim Newton, who founded TechShop in 2006. "Our mission – to engage, encourage and empower everyone to build their dreams – is directly in line with what Maker Faire was created to do, which is to establish a gathering place where the DIY spirit comes to life."
TechShop CEO Mark Hatch will deliver a related keynote, “Democratizing Access to the Tools of Innovation,” on Saturday, May 19, at 3:30 PM on the Main Stage.
TechShop Moves to Expo Hall
TechShop Member Active Exhibits
Maker Faire Specials
Specials include a 1-month, 1-class package for $79, a 3-month, 2-class pack for $299 plus many more. For the full list of specials available online for a limited time before and after the Maker Faire Bay Area event, go to: http://www.techshop.ws/Upcoming_Events.html
For a full list of events, go to:
For TechShop locations, see: http://www.techshop.ws/locations.html
About Maker Faire
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.
For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at "@TechShop." TechShop is also on Facebook as "TechShop Incorporated."
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