Maker Faire 2013 is full STEAM ahead

By on August 11, 2013

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From a news release by TekVenture:

Maker Faire 2013 is Full STEAM Ahead

Much like TekVenture, The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® is a place where Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) collide in cool projects presented by local Makers. The Maker Faire is a family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play & be inspired.

Set to take place Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15. Maker Faire Fort Wayne will again be located at the beautiful Headwaters Park East Lincoln Pavilion,10 am – 6 pm each day. The bonus is we lucked into an earlier weekend at the park so it will be much warmer for this year’s festivities.

This is a unique event in that Makers are asked to actually make something on-site, have a hands-on interactive activity, or at minimum offer some educational component. Our goal is to celebrate our region’s Creative Community by allowing these folks to share their passions, spark learning in a fun environment, and hopefully create a few new Makers. Half of those currently registered are new to this year’s event. Of course getting a Maker to register is always interesting.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for event updates. We’re honing in on interesting art cars, researching cool things to learn about and see, confirming race details, and finalizing specifics of our Maker Mini-Challenges.

Mini-Challenges are free activities allowing people to flex their Maker Muscles and compete with each other using a variety of craft and up-cycled items to solve a simple goal in 30 minutes (think a scaled down version of “Junk Yard Wars”). Up to eight teams can compete during each challenge, and Mini-Makers (kids) are encouraged to participate with their families. If you or your organization like to manage or judge a Mini-Challenge at the Maker Faire, let us know!

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