If you’re coming to the Maker Faire and are going to take my Building Mousey the Junkbot Workshop, to save you time on your bot build (and therefore give you more time to enjoy the Faire), I recommend you eviscerate your own mouse to bring a prepped one, ready to install its new innards. Just to be clear, we’re talking about a mouse of the computer kind, not of the biological variety (smart ass). I’ve written a short guide to Mouse Dissection which should tell you all you need to know.
See you at the Faire! It’s shaping up to be one hell of a nerdfest.