Vijay Rao will lead this workshop for beginners. Participants should come to the workshop with a computer loaded with the Arduino software ready to work with the micro-controller board and learn about electrical circuits and programming. This session is limited to 10 people, so register now! There are 10 kits available for use by the 10 participants. Register here.
McManus Room schedule of events: No registration needed.
11 am-Noon:Technology Update from Yahoo tech founder David Pogue,
host of NOVA’s “Making Stuff”
12:30 pm-1:30 pm: The History and Legacy of Technology as Entertainment: Recreating Historic Coney Island, One Layer at a Time:
Fred Kahl, aka Coney Island’s famed Great Fredini, will discuss his exploration of 3D printing including the invention of his open source hardware full body scanning rig, Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio, and the creation of the “Worlds Largest Desktop 3D Printed Art Installation,” a 1:13 scale model of Coney Island’s Luna Park as it stood 100 years ago. The presentation’s theme will underscore the role that maker culture has historically played as popular entertainment. https://vimeo.com/96137122
2-3 pm: The $5000 Cereal Box Maze: How My Simple Game Idea Was Licensed by a Toy Company: Andy Geremia talks about how to get your ideas licensed by companies without a patent.
Want to win a 3D printer? You might at this year’s Westport Mini Maker Faire. Maker Media is donating a Printrbot Simple valued at $349.99 and here’s how you can win it.
Click HERE to sign up for your FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire ticket. Print out the paper ticket and bring it to the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 25. When you check in and receive your wristband, drop the ticket into the box for the drawing and you’ll be entered to win.
The drawing will be held a few weeks after the Westport Mini Maker Faire and the winner will be notified by Maker Media. Standard contest rules apply. You have to be 18 or older to win. Decision of judges is final.
Good luck and see you on Saturday at the Westport Mini Maker Faire!
Tony Reno from radio station WICC 600 in Bridgeport, Connecticut interviewed Mark Mathias about the upcoming fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire (www.westportmakerfaire.org) on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on Jesup Green and the Westport Library.
Mark Mathias and Mike Ogrinz (pictured) made a few runs to the local home improvement store to pick up supplies for the Human Foosball Arena to be featured at this year’s Faire. This is definitely a “big” event. Up to 12 people will step inside and take on the roll of Human Foosball Participants, sliding back and forth while attempting to score goals and defend against the opposing team.
Mike previous built the Nerdy Derby track for last year’s Faire, which will make a return appearance this year.
Remarkable STEAM is proud to be included in “Giving Day” powered by Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF). On Thursday, March 5, FCCF wants to raise $1 million for local nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, Remarkable STEAM, co-produces the Westport Mini Maker Faire in partnership with the Westport Library. Please help us continue to be an innovative, creative and positive influence on people’s lives by supporting Remarkable STEAM, FCCF and our community on Thursday, March 5.
We have received a lot of interest in our Call for Makers poster. Please click the thumbnail below to download a copy.
We encourage you to print out copies and post them in places of business (ask your friends to do the same!) Stores, maker spaces, offices, gyms, yogurt shops, post offices, and schools are all great locations. Please be sure to obtain the permission of the person who controls a space before hanging a poster.
Thanks for helping us bring new Makers to our Faire!
The official “Call for Makers” for the fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire is now open. We are looking for makers who have a broad diversity of making skills. Everything from craftsmen, crafters, artisans, artists, builders, performers, thinkers and doers. We want to continue our tradition of showcasing not only leading edge items such as 3D printing and robotics, but also more traditional skills such as woodworking, automobiles, arts, gardening and more.