Tinker, Techie, Solder, Try!
Maker Faire has become a moveable, mechanical mecca for the nerdy sect. This worldwide movement celebrates DIY culture and the art of invention for garage tinkerers, roboticists and scrap metal fabricators alike. Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire, now in its third year, brings together some of the Duke City’s most industrious people. Travel from tent to tent, pick up new skills, build a rocket stove from household items, and explore the basics of electronics programming. There's plenty of contraption building and hacking to be had, but it’s not only about the mechanized world. Live music and performance is part of the day's events, along with tutorials featuring earlier technologies like sewing, knitting and paper arts. ¡Explora! and the Harwood Arts Center will be there, so expect a high family-friendly index. If you go, take cash for workshop materials, maker kits, craft vendors and food truck fare. Take bottled water and sunscreen. If you make it to Maker Faire at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum (9201 Balloon Museum NE), the fun begins on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10am to 6pm. Tinkering continues Sunday, Sept. 14, from 11am to 5pm. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids. For more info, visit albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com. (Marya Errin Jones)
Saturday Sep 13, 2014
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, the event features makers using all sorts of materials and projects.
The Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire will be returning this September 13th and 14th to the Albuquerque Balloon Museum with a two-day, family-friendly adventure in creativity, invention, resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.Â With hands-on experiences for all ages, its part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.Â It is a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.Â
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, poets, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are people who embrace the do-it-yourself spirit and are of all ages and backgrounds.Â Makers create, build, invent, re-purpose, hack, alter, or otherwise change and improve the world around them through thinking and creativity. Makers use circuit boards, wood, clay, fabric, LEDs, metal, plastic, robotics, yarn, sewing machines, computers, hot glue guns, paint, batteries, fire, electricity, recyclables â just about anything you can imagine.Â The aim of the Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community.
Join us! Show the world what you make. Call for participating makers for the 2014 event is now open online at www.MakerFaireABQ.com. For more information on the Faire or how to participate, please visit MakerFaireABQ.com or call 310-567-9269.