About Somerville Mini Maker Faire
The 1st annual Somerville Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday October 13th 2012 from 3pm to 7pm. Admission is free!
The event itself will be organized similarly to a farmer’s market; there will be groupings of tents and tables that would feature local work from DIY groups in the area. The goal is to have a number of local artists, engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, and more display technology being developed in
the greater Somerville area. In addition to the table displays, there will be technology demonstrations, moving showpieces, and design and fabrication competitions during the faire.
Getting there: The Somerville Mini Maker Faire is being held in Somerville’s Union Square.
Thanks to our sponsor: Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community craft studio located near Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Its mission is to make creative expression a way of life, and it fulfills its mission by providing affordable access to professional manufacturing facilities, project storage space, private studio space, craft education programs, and a large community of everyone from professional craftspeople to hobbyists.
About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the World’s Largest Show (and Tell) festival—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including this very Somerville Mini Maker Faire.
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MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
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