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Maker Faire

Long Now is pleased to be exhibiting a new working six foot diameter pendulum and Live Rosetta Scanning Station at O’Reilly Media’s Maker Faire Bay Area Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23 at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tear the back off technology and make it their own. Each year several hundred creators, geeks, artists and scientists come together to share their creations with tens of thousands of enthusiastic visitors. Last year about 80,000 people visited over the 2 day event.

Long Now will be bringing a visual prototype of the 10,000 Year Clock dials assembled with a working escapement and six foot diameter pendulum. This Pendulum ticks about once every 10 seconds, and the escapement is a novel design. The Live Rosetta Scanning Station will show real time book and document scanning with a chance for Maker Faire participants to give it a try themselves.

Tickets can be purchased online. There is limited parking and often significant traffic in the area, so we recommend you take public transit. If you are planning on coming to Maker Faire this year, please stop by the Long Now booth – #165 in the Expo Hall – and say hello!

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