Events Schedule for Westport Mini Maker Faire

The events schedule for Connecticut’s first official Maker Faire event, this Saturday’s Westport Mini Maker Faire, has been announced:

Note:  Blue events are held outside in the Performance Area while Red events are in the McManus Room.

10:30 am

  • Battle of the Homemade Bands
  • Balam Soto – The Body Sound Suit is a bio-gesture capture and trigger system inspired by the arduino drum project.   The suit will be worn and the audience will view how human gestures and body movements are translated into data, and then into sound and images.

11:00 am

  • Homemade Band Jam Session
  • Miggs Burroughs -“Eyedeas and How to Get Them” – you will be part of a creative team to help graphic artist Miggs Burroughs develop a logo.

12:00 Noon – David Heim – See how to use Google SketchUp to create an accurate 3D model of a Fender Stratocaster, the classic solid-body electric guitar. Not only will you see how the model comes together, you will also learn the basics of SketchUp, a powerful and free 3D drawing program.

12:30 pm - Rube Goldberg Experiment, Group 1

1:00 pm - David Pogue – Westport resident, technology writer, technology columnist and commentator and personal technology columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, weekly tech correspondent for CNBC, and a columnist for Scientific American.

2:00 pm

  • Rube Goldberg Experiment, Group 2
  • Jeff Del Pappa - How does a Maker TV show actually get made? The first US participant on the TV series Junkyard Wars, opens the curtain and talks about what goes on backstage.

3:00 pm – Dalton Ghetti – Dalton Ghetti will tell about himself and the history of his intricate amazing pencil carving art.

Along with the scheduled events listed above, expect a number of unscheduled events to keep the day interesting!

You can download the entire official Program Guide by clicking here.

Sign up for the “Battle of the Homemade Bands” by clicking here.

Sign up for the “Rube Goldberg Experiment” by clicking here.

Sign up to volunteer by clicking here.

We’ll see you at the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 28, 2012!