Westport Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Mini Maker Faire in Westport showcases invention, creativity, and resourcefulness in a celebration of the maker mindset in a hands-on environment.  



Above: Video of highlights from last year's Maker Faire (which won a 2013 Connecticut Library Association Publicity Award.)


The Maker Faire is FREE. You can register for tickets online HERE.

maker faireThis year’s Mini Maker Faire will feature the latest in 3D printing, a judged teen "Geek-Your-Fashion" show, Arduino board and Raspberry Pi applications, ham radios, DIY biology, computer-assisted drawing (CAD) demonstrations, hands-on nano technology activities, woodworking, vintage electronics, robotics, remote-controlled aircraft, student projects, unusual tools and machines, composting and rocketry.

Download or View the Official Program Guide HERE.

REGISTER for a two hour ILLUMINATE YOUR STYLE workshop at the FAIRE from 11-1 in the Seminar Room. You can then wear what you create and enter in the GEEK YOUR FASHION Show at  2:45 in the McManus Room.

REGISTER for a presentation on RASPBERRY PI in the Seminar Room, 1:30-2:30 pm. 

McManus Room events:

David Pogue: 12:00-12:45— "The Tech That’s Flying Your Way in 2014"
Drones, wearables, bitcoin, Google Glass … new technologies are coming thick and fast. David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech (and former NY Times tech columnist), gives a funny, thoughtful look at which of these much-hyped gadgets will find a place in our lives—and which will never fly.

Maker Wedding: 1:15-2:00— Kerstin and Vijay Rao give a lively show-and-tell about their recent wedding, which combined improv comedy, a sword fight, model-making, Arduino programming, calligraphy and paper arts. A video will be shown of the reenactment of The Princess Bride, featuring the local comedy improv troupe, Funny Side Up. See the tableau of the film's landscape for their cake; the hand-drawn calligraphy, paper arts, and some of the costumes.

Geek Your Fashion Show:  2:30-3:15

Click here for where to park (scroll down on site for map)

Check back for more details later.

Throughout Library
All ages

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