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Open Source Hardware


We make fun electronic kits and help people learn how they work.

Optical Calliope


Calliopes are traditionally sound machines driven by steam. Built on the steam train technology, they proved to be a short-lived phenomenon due to their unwieldy size and difficulty to control.

Scotty Maxx


The Bay Area's favorite retro/future electric/acoustic roving melodica dance party.

Show & Tell in a Ponga Picture


Ponga rediscovers the art of Show & Tell! You put love into everything you make, now you can share what you love about your Maker project with the world. Show Ponga what you've made and together we'll tell the world.

SpikenzieLabs Kits


Demonstrate our kits that are carried in the Maker Shed.

Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs


Learn the unlimited power of Total Control Lighting -- individually addressable LEDs. Benjamin James will demonstrate the brilliant beauty of this open-source and affordable product line.

The Pedal Powered Stage


Work as a team with other Faire goers to Pedal Power great local music.

Total Control LEDs, Arduino, and Cool Neon EL Wire


Light up your world with Total Control Lighting LEDs and Cool Neon EL wire. Explore the power of Arduino and other lighting controllers.



The WiDSTiCK is a tube-shaped synthesizer designed to be played as a stand-alone instrument, or hung beneath an electric guitar for synth accompaniment. Notes are selected with key switches and a ribbon controller.

Wii Interactive White boards


Bring your children to meet, Doctor Nuclear, the colorful quirky presenter, get an amazing photo op. You children will write their name with light. Even 2 year olds love our tech.


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