The Westport Library has just published a from the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 27 April 2013:
Advanced Educational Technologies is at the Faire today with Stratasys 3D printers. Bring a .stl file to their booth and have it printed while you wait!
In order to help people identify parking for the Westport Mini Maker Faire in Westport, Connecticut on Saturday 27 April 2013, Greg Porretta has created a map you can use. Click on the image to download a PDF version:
Note that some parking lots have time restrictions. As much as we want you to enjoy the Faire all day, please obey all parking signs.
The Westport Mini Maker Faire Organizing Committee broke out the T-shirts Thursday night and put the finishing touches on the faire grounds. These hard working people are nothing more than a boisterous group of oversized children, and a tent full of wonders is their ultimate playground. Thanks, everyone!
The Official Program Guide for the Westport Mini Maker Faire 2013 is available online. Please click on the image below to download:
Note that the file is intended to be printed double-sided and folded on 11″ x 17″ paper.
Printed versions of the Official Program Guide will be available on Saturday 27 April at the Westport Mini Maker Faire.
The second annual Westport Mini Maker Faire is on Saturday 27 April. The click on the image below to open up and download the final poster for the event.
On behalf of the Westport Mini Maker Faire Organizing Committee, we thank all of our sponsors who have supported our Mini Maker Faire.
The countdown is on for Saturday. The tent is pitched and signs are made. We can’t wait to flood Jesup Green with makers!
Mark Mathias and Bill Derry, co-chairs for the Westport Mini Maker Faire, ensure the tent and signs are in good shape. Nick Mathias is helping to ensure there are fun things for children of all ages.
What’s MaKey MaKey, you say? It’s a simple device that can turn virtually anything into a computer keyboard. Watch this video and explore the possibilities! Maker Josh Burker will be demonstrating his MaKey MaKey skills and teaching you how to make your own creations this Saturday at the Westport Mini Maker Faire.
Last year, Westport Maker Faire attendees took Allison Wonderland Terrariums by storm, leaving maker Allison Gazerro with a sold out booth! Her terrariums are back this year and we can’t wait to see what adventures will be found under glass.
TV fashion competitions like Project Runway remind us that all great designers begin with a bolt of fabric and a DIY moment. Find out how the Maker Movement is catapulting the fashion industry into uncharted territory at the Westport Mini Maker Faire. Ellen Gang, acclaimed Connecticut-based designer and instructor at Sacred Heart University and FIT, will demonstrate draping fabric on a dress form to construct exquisite garments at this year’s Maker Faire.
Then, make way for the technology! Demonstrating maker ThreeForm is a design company that creates custom wearable art that fits a person’s exact measurements using 3D body scans and 3D printing.
Shapeways is a 3D printing service that is revolutionizing the fashion industry and will also have a booth at Westport Mini Maker Faire. Just this morning, supermodel Coco Rocha visited Shapeways’ NYC factory to witness how today’s designers print jewelry directly into metal, and fabricate full gowns for Hollywood stars.
The world’s first fully articulated 3D printed gown was printed by Shapeways, dyed, and adorned with 12,000 Swarovski crystals. Watch this video to see how the dress went from inspiration, to fabrication, to being worn by style icon Dita Von Teese.
Alongside the 3D printers will be Lavender Dawn with an oxy-propane torch turning hot glass into stunning accessories. Glass artisan Dawn Lombard Manning creates dimensional glass beads under a flame, cools them in a kiln, and designs wearable jewelry. Not only will you see Dawn in action at the Maker Faire, you can learn more about joining her bead making workshops at Brookfield Craft Center.