On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Mike Bellamy of radio station WICC 600 AM in Bridgeport, Connecticut interviewed Mark Mathias about the inaugural Westport Mini Maker Faire. Listen to the 10 minute interview by clicking either window below:
WICC 600 AM Interview of Mark Mathias by Mike Bellamy
At the Westport Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 30, Board of Education member and Maker Faire co-chair Mark Mathias made an announcement about the Maker Faire and provided each Board member with their own “marshmallow shooter” and Maker Faire T-shirt. Click here for the story.
Westport Board of Education Receiving Westport Mini Maker Faire T-Shirts
Everything is set for Connecticut’s first official Maker Faire event, the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 28.
By the numbers, there are close to 60 Makers participating from as far away as California. 13 organizations who either sponsored or produced the Faire. The Makers will be in the big tent on Jesup Green, along the Saugatuck River and in the Westport Library. There are more than 70 students participating from Westport, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston and elsewhere in Connecticut. The Organizing Committee alone consists of nearly 50 volunteers.
Some of the Makers include a person who builds wooden kayaks, a woman who makes fine pens on a lathe, five teams of people who build robots, a man who built a personal submarine, two people who build airplanes, four people who do 3D printing and much, much more. There’s something for everyone at the Westport Mini Maker Faire!
Happiness is a Maker Faire T-Shirt
Oh and we have a limited supply of t-shirts for sale, made exclusively for the Westport Mini Maker Faire! They’re available only at the CLASP Homes booth near the main entrance to the tent.
Everything is coming together for Saturday’s Westport Mini Maker Faire from 10 am – 4 pm at Westport Library and Jesup Green.
Below, Mark Mathias and Bill Derry, co-chairs of the event, review details in front of the 60′ x 120′ tent that will house the bulk of the outdoor Makers. There will be more Makers along the Saugatuck River as well as in the Library.
Click here to register for FREE tickets to the Faire.
Click here to register for the “Battle of the Homemade Bands”.
Click here to register for the “Rube Goldberg Experiment”.