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Who’s Exhibiting at the Faire

The Maker Faire is drawing near…cool exhibitors that will display everything from invention prototypes to 3D printing will be on hand. Don’t miss the maker made musical instruments, art bikes, woodworking displays, and Obsolete press too. Don’t miss it!

Check out the 2012 Faire!

To see more and learn more about last year’s faire, check out this video!

We are counting the days until 4/27!

We are so excited for the upcoming Maker Faire taking place at Lindale on 4/27 from 10-4pm. It is going to be a cool event. We are so grateful to Rockwell Collins and GoDaddy for supporting the event.

What is the Maker movement you ask? Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. 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.
Who Participates?

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.

We are all makers!

Dale Dougherty, TED Talks Director

2013 Mini Maker Faire Announced

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Science Center
4444 1st Ave NE
Norah Hammond
Lindale Mall Suite 410 B
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319.363.STEM (7836)
norah@crsciencecenter.org
www.crsciencecenter.org

epi center

EpicCenter
Jim Jacobmeyer – Director, EpiCenter
319.573.2537
new.bohemia@gmail.com
www.makerfairecedarrapids.com

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.

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