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RobertB
May 13th, 2013, 04:35 PM
If you should be in the San Francisco area May 18-19, you are invited to the Bay Area 2013 Maker Faire at the San Mateo Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, California. Join the thousands and thousands of people who attend this annual event. Maker Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

This year is extra special, because Erik Klein of Vintage-Computer.com has invited other classic computerists to share his tables. So, in the limited space that has been assigned for each computerist, the Fresno Commodore User Group will have an exhibit - a classic Commodore 64 system and a classic Amiga 2000 system. Not only will we have games running on the systems for all to play, but we will also have the Relax Stress Reduction System for the C64 and the Haitex X Specs 3D Stereoscopic Glasses for the Amiga. Expand your mind with these fun curiosities!

In the rest of the table space, Erik and others are bringing in a HP 87 with disk drive and a paper tape punch, a modded Atari 400, a modded Amiga 600, and Apple II hardware.

You can find our Vintage Computers' tables in the Expo Hall. For more information on the program and schedule, how to get there, a map of the venue, go to

http://makerfaire.com

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug

P.S. Catch Jeri Ellsworth as she wanders Maker Faire with a few new prototypes... !

vladstamate
May 19th, 2013, 01:36 PM
I just passed today by the Vintage Computers' table in Expo Hall and it was very cool. Someone very friendly showed me the Koala pad on a Commodore 128 (who was that?). Unfortunately I was also moving with my wife and kids, and by that time they (the kids) were bored enough that I had to keep moving.

I'll make sure to check the table next year too and hopefully for longer!

Regards,
Vlad.

RobertB
June 9th, 2013, 06:57 PM
I just passed today by the Vintage Computers' table in Expo Hall and it was very cool. Someone very friendly showed me the Koala pad on a Commodore 128 (who was that?).
That was me! :)

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
July 27-28 Commodore Vegas Expo v9 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

RobertB
June 9th, 2013, 06:59 PM
...in the limited space that has been assigned for each computerist, the Fresno Commodore User Group will have an exhibit - a classic Commodore 64 system and a classic Amiga 2000 system.
Photos of our exhibit area are now up at

http://retro-link.blogspot.com/2013/06/commodore-and-more-at-2013-maker-faire_9.html

For a look at some of the really big exhibits at Maker Faire, go to

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/the-biggest-best-and-weirdest-of-bay-area-maker-faire-2013?src=nl&mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_scn_non_052313_maker-faire

P.S. Catch Jeri Ellsworth as she wanders Maker Faire with a few new prototypes... !
She was talking about her new castAR (Augmented Reality) glasses, and her new start-up company website at

http://technicalillusions.com/

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
July 27-28 Commodore Vegas Expo v9 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex