Maker Faire Bay Area 2018May 18-20, 2018 – San Mateo, CA

Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Digi-Key is again a proud sponsor of Maker Faire Bay Area 2018. Being an electronics distributor, we cater to Makers of all kinds. If you need a single resistor, a development board, soldering irons, or EDA tools to get your project done, we have it all ready to ship out same day. Digi-Key has hundreds of traditional suppliers such as TE, TI, Microchip, ADI, and many more. In the Maker space a few of our suppliers include Adafruit, Sparkfun, Seeed Studio, Raspberry Pi, Kitronik, Bantam Tools, Arduino, DF Robot, and Pimoroni.

Stop by our booth to see what is new at Digi-Key and check out some of the latest technology from our Maker suppliers. We have some really fun and exciting demos ready to show you! We will have a prize garage which will give you a chance to win great prizes and products from Digi-Key. Be sure to check out’s design roadmap to find out how to take your product from concept through production.

Be sure to say “Hi” and chat with Allie Weber, @robotmakergirl, at our booth as well. She is planning on giving another great talk on stage and hosting a workshop during Maker Faire! More info to come. Also on the Digi-Key- sponsored Make Electronics stage will be exciting sessions including “Why use KiCad” with Shawn Hymel, and “Electronically-enhanced future of games (board games, escape room puzzles, and sports)” as designed and built by engineering students at the Arizona State University Polytechnic School in Mesa, Arizona!

Don't forget to grab this year’s re-designed “Handy Dandy Boards guide” that compares all the latest maker-friendly technology and add-on boards! We will have these guides and other amazing projects to showcase this year at our booth so make sure you stop by!


Maker Faire combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. It’s an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience firsthand the makers’ inventions. These inventions are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small. Maker Faire is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

The 13th annual Maker Faire Bay Area runs May 18-20, 2018 at the San Mateo County Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

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What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.