Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Providence Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday a few of us visited the Mini Maker Faire at the Foo Fest on Empire Street in Providence.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

The first thing we were invited to do was to electrify a little Maker badge:
We got to solder the LEDs into the badge, solder the battery holder in and the pin on the back and we were done!

Lots of fun seeing what folks in the Providence area are experimenting with: AS220.org

3D printers, of course, but also bicycle power, a Segway-like people mover, some dinosaur cardboard constructables, and more.

It was inexplicably dark in the hall but, with the strains of rock music wafting in from the Foo Fest main stage, there was a festive atmosphere!

The BIG Maker Faire coming up is the one in NYC: Sept. 21-22.

Some day it would be awesome to host a Mini Maker Faire at the DFL!

Check out my pics:
Casey making his badge
Ellen's badge

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