I’m here in Austin, Texas getting ready for this weekend’s Maker Faire at the Travis County Expo Center. If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Austin and looking for some good, geeky family fun, I highly recommend checking out this event. There’s lots of posts on makezine.com about the preparations taking place, and a tangible air of excitement around town as geeks are arriving with all kinds of interesting gear and gadgets. I don’t know who is more pumped up for this one, me or my boys (ages 5 and 12). "Can’t the Maker Faire start today??" my 5-year-old just pleaded with me.
I’ll have my camera in hand and will post some highlights from the Maker Faire here, but I know already it will be a whirlwind weekend with not enough time to see and do all that we want to. Heck, looking at the schedule for the Make booth, I feel like I could just stay there all day!
Stay tuned for more posts from the Maker Faire, and if you’re there look for me and say "hi". I’ll be the balding dad with two kids pulling me in opposite directions 🙂