Maker Faire 2010—Volunteers Needed

Maker Faire will invade the San Mateo County Event Center May 22-23, and we need your help to run the iFixit Repair Center! The festival is the epitome of the do-it-yourself mentality. There is no larger concentration of geeky hobbyists and enthusiastic inventors than at Maker Faire.

iFixit repair center at Maker Faire

The exhibits border on insane: remote-controlled R2D2’s, 15ft twin tesla coils, trebuchet contests, two-story-tall mechanical giraffes; and that is only a sampling of the courtyards outside the main exhibitors’ hall.

For the past few years we have gone to Maker Faire to spread our knowledge of how to fix things. This year our presence is going to be greater than ever. Not only will we be showing people how to fix things, we will be writing repair manuals on the spot. To make all of this happen we are going to need YOUR help!

We’re looking for people with repair experience in:

  • Automobiles
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Macs
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Musical Instruments
  • Electronics
  • Mobile Phones

As a volunteer, you will help people with problems within your area of expertise, but also get a chance to talk to other experts and resolve some problems you might be having!

Volunteers will be provided with free Maker Faire admission, a pass to the invite-only “Maker to Maker” event on Friday, an iFixit t-shirt, and other cool perks!

To volunteer, just fill out our Maker Faire volunteer form.

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

We are updating our Maker Faire 2010 section with the latest news — check periodically for additional information. Please email us with any questions, and let us know as soon as possible if you can contribute to this awesome event!