What to Expect at Maker Faire

The second annual Portland Mini Maker Faire is gearing up for September 14 and 15! We will welcome over a hundred ingenious and inventive makers from Portland and the surrounding area to OMSI this weekend for a showcase of their unique skills. Here are just a few of the makers you can expect to see.

Harmonograph at Maker Faire 

Ex Libris Anonymous

Meet the R2 Builders

The Pacific Northwest R2D2 Builders Group is pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s Mini Maker Faire at OMSI.

 Pac NW R2 Builders Club logo

PIG Squad's Pixel Art

Have you heard about OMSI’s Mini Maker Faire? Wired’s Geek Dad Jonathan Liu advised parents last year, “It’s definitely worth your while to take the kids — you’re sure to find some excellent activities, and I guarantee you’ll find at least one thing that will amaze you.”

Ex Libris Anonymous

I can't be emphatic enough about this point: Maker Faire is a total, total BLAST. A blast blasting into another blast, actually. It's infinitely worth attending in any of its incarnations in ANY location. Let me explain why.

One Person's Trash...

Making things is our forte at MapleXO. We’ve been chopping up old skateboards for years now, turning them from dumpster-bound trash into finely-finished jewelry, accessories, and other goodies. We found our way to this craft after years of fiddling and toying with whatever we could get our anxious hands on. Remember Dad’s $40 desk pen that miraculously disassembled itself into a seemingly infinite number of pieces? Yeah, WAY more pieces than should ever be able to fit into an object so small. Well, that was our doing.

Why I am a Maker

Last year I jumped at the chance to have a booth at the first ever Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI. Having just published a book earlier in the spring I knew the faire would be a great opportunity to demonstrate some of the crazy projects I’d come up with and sell the book itself. This was the first time I’d done a festival so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. OMSI held a couple planning meetings for us which really helped me wrap my head around the prep work.

Tools, Tech and Teens: A-TAC Update

A-TAC, the Awesome Teen Advisory Council, has been industriously jamming out on projects since their debut at OMSI’s Mini Maker Faire last September. As a little refresher, A-TAC (Awesome Teen Advisory Council) is the design and programming conscience of OMSI and Multnomah County Library’s forthcoming Maker Center.

A-TAC: OMSI’s Teen Maker Movement

Build. Break. Make. Indeed. OMSI and Multnomah County Library’s Awesome Teen Advisory Council (A-TAC) demoed their inventive hearts out at Portland’s first Mini Maker Faire.

The teens used MakerBot Replicators to 3D print mustache rings and space invaders, and an EggBot to personalize ping pong balls. Let’s just say visitors to the A-TAC table did not walk away unhappy. Over 5,000 visitors came to OMSI to view the many inventions on display.

What the heck IS Maker Faire?

Ever since we announced the Portland Mini Maker Faire, the two responses I most often get are "YES, finally!" and "What the heck IS a Maker Faire?" Folks who have been to a Maker Faire in the past or even just heard reports know Portland is a great town to host one, and sure enough nearly all the makers we're showcasing this weekend are from the Pacific Northwest. But those who haven't heard of Maker Faire may need a little background.

Hand-Eye Supply Getting Geared Up for Portland Mini Maker Faire

Core77's Hand-Eye Supply store is proud to be a part of Portland's emerging maker culture and we couldn't be more thrilled about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. As media sponsors for Portland's Mini Maker Faire and the upcoming World Maker Faire in New York City, we are enthusiastic supporters of the World's Biggest Show and Tell.

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