Maker Faire 2011

iFixit is hosting the annual repair section of Maker Faire Bay Area 2011! We're going to show the masses how to fix all sorts of things, and we need your help.

This page will be updated periodically with the latest Maker Faire news. Please check back for additional information as it becomes available!

Theme ¶ 

The theme of the repair section is going to be "Fix the World." We're looking for volunteers to share their repair knowledge. We want to show the world that with the right information, materials, and a little time, you can repair just about anything. Are you an expert in automobile repair? Do you know how to fix a wide variety of washer and dryer problems? Is your gift building bicycles from scratch? Then iFixit wants YOU!

Repair Section ¶ 

The repair section will feature areas for appliances, computers, automobiles, motorcycles, electronics, bicycles, mobile phones and other cool stuff we're working on. If you have experience fixing things and would like free admission to Maker Faire, a free t-shirt, and some other cool perks, please sign up as an iFixit volunteer!

Volunteers ¶ 

We're going to schedule volunteers in shifts so you won't have to help out all weekend. You will definitely have time to see the rest of the Faire! You will be helping people with their problems, showing off cool ways of diagnosing and repairing failed devices, and generally having a good time. The more people we are able to help, the richer the experience will be for everyone.

How to Volunteer ¶ 

To volunteer just fill out the form below:

If you have any questions, email us at MakerFaire@iFixit.com

Volunteers will receive free registration to Maker Faire and some perks. However, we cannot pay for transportation and accommodations. We will do our best to facilitate carpooling and couchsurfing for people from out of the area.

Deadlines ¶ 

All volunteers should receive an email confirming their volunteer status within a week. Volunteers will be assigned one or more shift depending on their preferences and availability.

Mockups ¶ 

Coming Soon!

Location ¶ 

Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo County Expo Center, located at 2495 S. Delaware St, San Mateo, CA.

The best entrance for close parking at the Expo Center is the Saratoga entrance at 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403.

You can use the Expo Center's tool to get door-to-door directions, or view the Google Map.

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