Monthly Archives: June 2012

Westport Mini Maker Faire “Maker Duck” Wins Top Honor at The Great Duck Race

The duck submitted by the Westport Mini Maker Faire named “Maker Duck” won the top honor at today’s Great Duck Race sponsored by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club in Westport, Connecticut:

Nick Mathias with the winning duck from the Westport Sunrise Rotary's annual Great Duck Race. The duck's name is "Maker Duck", from the Westport Mini Maker Faire.

The “Maker Duck” is a tribute to all of the sponsors of the inaugural Westport Mini Maker Faire that occurred on April 28, 2012.  Along with flags with the logos of all of the sponsors displayed on the duck, the duck can be remotely controlled, driven around and includes large, colored LEDs that decorate it.

The Westport Mini Maker Faire is produced by CLASP Homes in partnership with the Westport Library.

See Us at The Great Duck Race

The Westport Mini Maker Faire will have a booth at the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual Great Duck Race:

The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club's annual Great Duck Race

The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club is a major sponsor of the Westport Mini Maker Faire.  All proceeds raised from the event go to support local organizations.  Please support this event by buying a duck race raffle ticket from any Westport Sunrise Rotary Club member or at the merchants listed on the duck race Web site.

Please come out on Saturday, June 30 to enjoy the day and watch the ducks race.  Admission to the event is free and the entire family is invited.

Cablevision News Channel 12 Coverage of the Westport Mini Maker Faire

Cablevision’s News Channel 12 provided television coverage of the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 28, 2012.  One of their news broadcasts can be viewed here:

Westport Mini Maker Faire: The Movie

Many thanks to Gordy Waterman for shooting the footage and the Westport Library for putting together the following 7 minute movie of the Westport Mini Maker Faire 2012: