February 28th, 2009 by Paul Sobczak
Make: Day celebrates the ingenuity and inventiveness in our community. Building off the success of Maker Faires and the American Maker events, Make: Day will give local engineers, artists, tinkerers and inventors the opportunity to showcase their DIY creations to Science Museum visitors.
Festivities will take place on Saturday, March 14th, from 10 am to 3 pm throughout the Science Museum’s exhibit galleries. The event is included in the regular admission price and free to all members of the museum.
Here are some of the things you’ll find:
- Dozens of other local talented Makers, several of which appear on the first season of Make: television
- All of the Maker Workshop projects including the Burrito Blaster and the DTV Antenna
- Demonstrations from Makers and musical performances emceed by our very own William Gurstelle
- Tons of hands-on activities for people of all ages
There will be lots of different exhibits shown including:
– Make: television episodes and projects
– Geek Squad Agents and Tech Tips
– Tim Kaiser, featured on Episode 6 of Make: television
– Scott Olson – Inventor of Rollerblades, Rowbike and Kong Pong,
– Savage Aural Hotbed
– Studio Bricolage
– Hands on Scratch programming demo
– Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
– Keston and Westdal
– Asia Ward – Animatronic Sculptures
– Kyle Phillips – multitouch surface table
– St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team
– FIRST Robotics in Minnesota
– The LED Obi – wearable technology
– Bakken Museum
– 3D Printers from Stratasys
– Tripoli Minnesota
– Twin Cities Robotics Group
Volunteers from Twin Cities Makers will be there in the morning and afternoon session, We will be wearing T-shirts of some sort and have some information concerning our group to hand out. We also might be showcasing our spoon-apult.
If this event and future events go well Maker Faire might come to the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, so be sure to come out and enjoy the event.