2013 Mini Maker Faire Announced
Cedar Rapids, February 12, 2013…The Cedar Rapids Science Center and the EpiCenter Maker Group are hosting the 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire at 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 27th, at the Science Center, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA. Maker Faire is 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. It’s free to attend the event and explore maker exhibits.
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. Makers will demonstrate and exhibit their creative work in science, technology, invention and the arts.
Special guests will include makers from the QC-Co-Lab, Quad Cities Collaboration Space, The Mill, Minneapolis, The Des Moines Hackerspace and Make: KC.
Faire visitors can expect to see 3-D printers, CNC technology, robotics; quad copters with cameras; toy and electronic musical instrument hacking; a superconductor demo; liquid nitrogen smashing of fruits; persistence of vision demo’s; a Vandegraph, and many more! Our displays will focus on creative applications of technology, the arts and sciences.
If you are a Maker and interested in sharing your work with the public, please contact us above for exhibitor fees and information.
“This is a great opportunity for local talent to showcase their creativity in the form of inventive products and services. You may not know you’re a maker or a fan of makers yet, but after you attend the event you will see what this movement is all about.” – Jim Jacobmeyer
The EpiCenter is CR’s innovation and creativity center. Check out the EpiCenter’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/epicentercr
The Science Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Admission during public hours is $3.00. Located at Lindale Mall, the museum has ample parking and is conveniently located between First Avenue and Collins Road.
Contact the Science Center at 319.363.STEM (7836) or www.crsciencecenter.org for more information.
The Science Center is a not-for-profit science and technology museum. The mission of the Science Center is to be an innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based learning center providing exciting and engaging facilities and programming meant to inspire and stimulate the imagination of the children, families, school/youth groups, and the individuals they serve.