SVEC booth at Maker Faire, San Mateo Event Center, May 19 & 20

ithMaker Faire 2018 is this weekend. NEW this year -  free Industry, Career & College Day (Friday morning). Plus “Learn to Solder” needs volunteers all weekend and the SVEC booth does too!

Project Number is 65399 (“Maker Number”), we are in Zone 2 building booth #2452 (was changed from 2449. Title of our booth is “Engineering with Optics: Infrared Thermography and Laser Cut Grabbers.” Click images and maps for enlarged view.

From left to right: Zone 2 building seen from East Parking Lot, layout of booths inside Zone 2, overall layout of Maker Faire at San Mateo County Event Center, SVEC booth (setup on Friday) near the Zone 2 MAKE Live Stage.

Volunteer at SVEC booth and this gets you a day pass. You will be demonstrating IR photography and facilitating kids to assemble a simple extending grabber mechanism. We will be laser cutting the parts at the booth! Sign up here to help:

“Learn To Solder” booth needs volunteers
Want to help teach others how to solder, and attend Maker Faire for free? Sign up at the following link: for a shift as an instructor in the Learn to Solder booth, one of the most popular activities at the Faire, and receive entry to Maker Faire, plus some additional perks! As a helper in the Learn to Solder booth, your main task will be to assist attendees in soldering their own pin from a kit. It's very basic and you don't need much or any experience in soldering. You can learn, too! The most important requirements are patience and comfort teaching people of all ages. Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth gets you a full weekend pass plus a volunteer t-shirt (and maybe additional swag).

Volunteers with the soldering booth must be 18 or older while volunteers with the SVEC booth can be 14 or older. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteering with the SVEC booth is ~3.5 hours and gets you a day pass to Maker Faire and our undying gratitude! Volunteering with the Learn to Solder booth varies from 4-5.5 hours and gets you a weekend pass plus a volunteer t-shirt.

Board of Directors for 2017–2018

        Yashesh Shroff (IEEE-CPMT), President
        Yllka Masada (IEEE-CS), Vice President
        Michael Wright (IEEE), Secretary
        Elise Engelhardt (ASME), Treasurer
        Rajiv Mathur (IEEE), Director
        Mahmood Khan (PMI), Director
        Jerry Pohorsky (EAASV), Director
        Sonali Tathode (SWE), Director 
        (open position), Director

Calendar of the SVEC

May 2, 2018 SVEC Full Council meeting
Jun 27, 2018 SVEC Full Council meeting & Election