At the World Maker Faire New York 2012, a session titled “Mini Maker Faires: Building Local Maker Community Around the Globe” was facilitated by Sabrina Merlos, Director of Mini Maker Faires.
Left to right: Shannon Hanley (Calgary), Mark Mathias, Luis Rodriguez (Kansas City) and Sabrina Merlo
The entire session can be viewed on YouTube using this link: http://youtu.be/THclr4D5LXA.
A school bus carrying Westporters and guests left today for the World Maker Faire New York. Among them were about 20 students from Bridge Academy in Bridgeport as well as students and adults from Westport and surrounding areas, including two students from the Westport ABC program. The trip is a follow up to the Westport Mini Maker Faire that occurred earlier this year. The trip was sponsored by the Bridge Academy, Maker Faire, Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, Westport Library and CLASP Homes. The two-day event at the New York Hall of Science in Queens is described by organizers as a “family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.”
Photo by Ruben Guardado
Be sure to plan on attending the World Maker Faire New York this weekend. All information is available at www.makerfaire.org.
Join us at World Maker Faire New York
Two Westport makers are part of the official program:
Mark Mathias, Westport Mini Maker Faire Founder and Co-Chair will be on a panel called “Mini Maker Faires: Building Local Maker Community Around the Globe” on Sunday from 11 am – Noon. See details at: http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/9385.
David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, Scientific American columnist, CNBC correspondent and PBS “Making Stuff” host will be speaking on Sunday from 12:30 – 1 pm in the Auditorium. See details at: http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/9342.
We hope to see many local makers this weekend in New York.
The Westport Mini Maker Faire has been invited to participate in this weekend’s 5th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival:
Blues, Views & BBQ Festival
Please stop by and see some of the interesting maker projects, including the Westport Library’s new Makerbot 3D printer!
We are taking a school bus to the World Maker Faire New York on Saturday 29 September 2012. This bus trip and pricing is for students and their chaperones, particularly low-income students. $20 gets you a round trip ticket and admission to the Maker Faire. Click on the image below to download the flyer. More information available at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 203-226-1791. We hope you can join us at the World Maker Faire New York!
Join us on our bus trip to the World Maker Faire New York 2012
We are pleased to announce that the photo book for the Westport Mini Maker Faire 2012 is now completed and available for viewing and purchase.
Many thanks to Kerstin Warner who put it together as well as for all of the photographers who contributed photos to the book. So see the book and optionally order one, click here or click on the photo below:
Westport Mini Maker Faire 2012 Photo Book
Today the Westport Library announced a design contest for the MakerBot 3D printer in the Library’s Maker Space. The intent is to stimulate people’s interest in designing and making things. Categories exist for Ages 5-11, Ages 12-17 and Ages 18 and over. Click here to go to the Westport Library Web site or here to open up the PDF application form.
The contest ends 22 August 2012.
Great story in the Westport News about Mike Ogrinz and his B9 robot at the Westport Library on Wednesday 1 August. Click here or on the photo below for full story:
Mike Ogrinz and B9 Robot at Westport Library - Photo: Meg Barone / Westport News freelance
Tonight (Wednesday 1 August 2012), Mike Ogrinz will be at the Westport Library from 7 – 9 pm with his replica of the B9 robot from the “Lost in Space” television series.
Click here or on the photo for more information.
Mike Ogrinz and his replica of the B9 robot from the television series "Lost in Space"
Be sure to attend this event for the whole family!
The following article appeared in the Sunday 22 July 2012 issue of the New York Times:
The article discusses how people are losing their ability to do and make things as much as they used to. Given the continued rise in makers around the world, this trend away from Do-It-Yourself is reversing itself.