Indy Mini Maker Faire at Conner Prairie
Indy Mini Maker Faire, the only Maker Faire in Central Indiana, comes to Conner Prairie this September during Country Fair weekend.
Maker Faire is a family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, build, think, play & be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology. The Makers will be on hand all weekend to talk about and demonstrate their inventive projects.
Enter the Deconstruction Zone and dissect scrap electronics for parts and recycling. Take apart, inspect and take home what you need. Build a cool and useful project in the Home Depot Kids' Workshop. Create a LEGO®mosaic with IndyLUG too.
Can you make an egg survive a 100-foot launch? Build some biodegradable armor for an egg from paper, cardboard, and tape, then help launch it sky-high with our enormous slingshot-cannon combination, the Egg-A-Pult! Free materials and eggs available on-site while supplies last.
|Cirque Amongus brings their circus arts to Maker Faire - hop on the Partycycle and make some new friends. Or try out the Dicycle for two.
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Meet the Makers
Each maker will be on hand to share their passion and chat about and demonstrate their unique project. Get an up-close look and some hands-on exploration with their inventions.
Andy Harris - Make Computer Games for Free
Learn how to build your own video game on any computer and play some homegrown video games.
The FIRST Robotics competitive team and smaller robots such as Lego league competitive robotics compete to complete various tasks.
Indiana Bead Society - Steampunk Jewelry
The Indiana Bead Society will be showing examples of Steampunk jewelry designs and demonstrating how to make your own.
Douglas Keenan - Indymake
4-color 3D printing. View this fascinating, up-and-coming techology in action as objects are printed three-dimensional.
Jessica Bussert - Third World Batteries from Junk Cans
Using nothing more than aluminum cans, burned sticks, salt water and no special tools or equipment, Jessica makes long-lasting Al-Air batteries that would be suitable for third world environments.
Rex Marling/Bloominglabs - Microexrobtics
Autonomous robotic projects with personal circuit board design and etching, and propulating and programming methods.
Brian Mickel - Balsa Wood Contructions
View bridge and tower construction, including high school Science Olympiad bridges that use truss types and custom designs to efficiently bear weight.
This West Lafayette-based DIY electronics community will demonstrate an RGB lightsaber, Class-D audio amplifier, business card POV display and handheld embedded webserver.
IndyLUG (Indiana Lego User Group)
See an interactive LEGO® display, complete with lights, motions and robotic functions.
Beyond Six Strings: The Harp Guitar - Brad Hoyt
Brad's project is a one-of-a-kind harp guitar that he designed. He will be sharing the story and the sound of this instrument which took four years to design and build.
Tri-Point Junior High Student Projects
Multiple student projects, many from MAKE magazine, on display will include a R/C mower, homemade guitars, vacuum pressing skateboards, mega-rocket launcher and more.
Andrew Ragusa - Empowerment Engineering LLC
Sensors that monitor and control a home's individual outlets and report readings back wirelessly.
Electric Motorcycle - Carey Gene
Carey Gene is the holder of a land speed record.
John Pathman - Robotic Farming and Entertainment
John brings robotic lawn mowers and automated farming techniques.
Indiana Scientific Paranormal Investigators
AndyMark invents and designs components for robotics and mobility applications and strives to create unique wheels, gearboxes and drive chassis systems.
Wendy Smart - Usborne Books
Wendy brings multiple hands-on science experiments and craft projects involving gravity, the science of pigments, carbon dioxide and bubbles, and more.
We recently attended the Indy Robotics Invitational to see some of the robots coming to Indy Mini Maker Faire. Check it out!
Sponsor the Indy Mini Maker Faire
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For more information about Indy Maker Faire, visit makerfaireindy.org.