Mini Maker Faire in Troy

emma-willard mini maker faire logo 2013There's a Mini Maker Faire planned for October 12 at Emma Willard School in Troy. The school is organizing the DIY show along with help from Tech Valley Center of Gravity and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

A maker what? A Mini Maker Faire is an independently produced local version of the large Maker Faire events around the world organized by Make Magazine. It's kind of like a mashup of a science fair with the DIY tech/craft/science scene. From the event blurbage:

It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

There's an open call for makers. The event will showcase "all kinds and ages of makers in the Capital Region--anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience." (Details on how to apply at that link.)

And if you just want to gawk and learn, the event is open for that, too. Tickets are $5.

Earlier on AOA: Tech Valley Center of Gravity

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