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SolarFest is excited to announce the first SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® to be held on July 14, 2013 during the 19th annual SolarFest.
We are pleased to be working with our friends at Champlain Mini Maker Faire® to bring this exciting event to the SolarFest community!
Are you someone who enjoys building things, taking things apart, making things work better, understanding how things work, or are you just someone who appreciates good old Yankee ingenuity? If so, then the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is definitely something you won’t want to miss!
On Sunday July 14th on the final day of the three day SolarFest weekend the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® will bring together local Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts to learn from and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of Makers. At the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® you’ll find all sorts of interesting projects, technologies, ideas, innovations and smart, creative people actively creating a maker culture and displaying their creations in a show-and-tell format. The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is an interactive, hands-on community based learning experience that inspires everyone to become a Maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. Come and talk with the Makers, learn about their creations and find your inspiration to create something.
Please check the SolarFest program insert at the festival for a complete listing of SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® activities, a list of Makers and other special Mini Maker Faire® programming.
SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is a collaboration between SolarFest, Inc. and CMF Innovation, the producers of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire which will hold its second annual event on September 28th and 29th 2013 at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, a beautiful late 1900 barn with stables, a courtyard, and open indoor spaces adjacent to Lake Champlain.
The Champlain Maker Faire has become an annual festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, hack, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by science, technology, engineering, arts, food, music, and crafts. Dozens of Makers and thousands of attendees of all ages will participate in two days of exciting exhibitions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages while enjoying interesting presentations/speakers, food creations, live music, and visual and performing arts.
Many thanks to Ricky Bones for the pictures from the 2012 Champlain Mini Maker Faire. What will we see at the first SolarFest Mini Maker Faire? Keep checking back to find out!
About Maker Faire:
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.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Tinmouth, Vermont.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
About Maker Media:
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, Calif., Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.
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