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Top 4 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss Cypress at Maker Faire Bay Areas This Year
This month the #PSoCMaker team kicked off our 2016 Maker Faire journey in Taipei where we showed off some of our coolest solutions and innovations for home automation, Bluetooth Low Energy, capacitive and proximity-sensing, drones, robots and much more. After an action-packed weekend that brought together hobbyists, enthusiasts and students with a passion for making, we couldn’t be more excited about our next stop!
Meet us at Maker Faire Bay Area from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the San Mateo Fair Grounds. We are going to be showing some of our favorite Maker projects created with Cypress’s cutting-edge technology and interact with fellow makers who share our love for DIY tinkering, toying and engineering!
Here are the top four reasons why you definitely do not want to miss us at this year’s awesome event:
- All the cool kids (and adults!) are going to be there!
The Maker movement is everywhere! Academic programs are integrating Maker projects into their curriculum to spark young students’ creativity and professional engineers have taken up making as their new favorite hobby. At Cypress we are completely invested in the Maker movement too. Our Programmable System on Chip (PSoC) technology is simple, easy-to-use and maker-friendly. We provide free software, video tutorials and an extensive portfolio of kits for you to choose from, making it easy for the maker in you to create some pretty sweet projects. And of course, you’ll be able to see all of these solutions in action at the show!
- Literally ANYONE can get involved in a Maker project
The great thing about the Maker movement is that you don’t have to be a professional engineer to get involved! In fact, some of our favorite projects are made by students or hobbyists who may not have an engineering degree but share our love of tinkering with kits and tools to make innovative, fun projects and designs. At our Bay Area Maker Faire booth (#2237) you’ll have the chance to hang out with other makers who use Cypress PSoC in their designs too. Plus, learn how you can be selected as Cypress’s next “Maker of the Month” and get a chance to have your cool technology featured on Cypress’s blog and at our booth!
- Channel your inner kid and enter our R/C car race!
It wouldn’t be Maker Faire without a little friendly competition! Not only are we holding an epic remote-controlled car race right at our booth, we’re teaching you how to program a car too! Drop by our booth to check out the hands-on demo and enter the race on the mini track. All you need to do is bring your own laptop or tablet and hang out with us during the programming workshops. There will also be a raffle and winners will be rewarded with one of our easy-to-use PSoC kits!
- There will be giveaways … and they will be awesome!
Remember to stay for our PSoC 101 workshops and you stand a chance to win one of our favorite development kits or discount coupons to buy them. Getting a new kit that you haven’t had the chance to work with in the past may be just what you need to spark some new project inspiration!
And that’s just the beginning of our jam-packed lineup of demos that we’ll be featuring at Maker Faire Bay Area this year. We’ll also have a liquid level measurement demo using Cypress’s CapSense technology and an Arrow Sensibility 2.0 demo. From home automation to Bluetooth Low Energy to robots and more, we guarantee there will be something for everyone at the Cypress booth.
We’re thrilled to share our innovations with you this year and look forward to seeing you at the show!