Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum have announced a March 11 application deadline Lafayette Mini Maker Faire. Science-enthusiasts, artists, inventors, crafters, tinkerers, artisans and Makers of all kinds can apply to set-up at a Maker booth with a six-foot table or to give a workshop in a classroom setting or a performance.
“If you’ve always been curious about how things work and you love learning new skills or making interesting, beautiful or useful things, then we invite you to share that spirit of invention and innovation in a hands-on, interactive way at Lafayette Mini Maker Faire,” said Amy Wander, outreach librarian at Lafayette Public Library. “Maker Faire is for anyone who is passionate about making things – art, music, technology, science, anything at all – to share their knowledge and passion with our community.”
“Making things, be it a work or art, a craft or something technological or scientific, is a process that involves critical-thinking, experimentation and problem-solving – and those are scientific principles,” said Kevin Krantz, director of Lafayette Science Museum. “Maker Faire is an event that brings together Makers of all kinds – from scientists and engineers to artists and artisans – so that we can all learn from one another and celebrate science in a fun and exciting way.”
Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum have partnered to produce the Mini Maker Faire for the second year. The family-friendly event held downtown at Lafayette Science Museum is based on Make: magazine’s Maker Faire model, which celebrates everything from science, robotics, 3-D printing and other technologies to art, quilting, metalsmithing, ceramics, baking and other hobbies and crafts.
To complete the online application, visit https://lafayette.makerfaire.com/.
The following are just some of the types of Makers generally featured at Maker Faires:
* Student Projects
* Arduino projects
* Raspberry Pi
* Space projects
* Food makers
* Conductive materials projects
* Kit makers
* Interactive art projects
* 3D Printers and CNC Mills
* Textile Arts and Crafts
* Home Energy Monitoring
* Rockets and RC Toys
* Sustainability & Green Tech
* Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
* Electric Vehicles
* Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
* Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
* Large-scale Art
* Music Performances and Participation
* Unusual Tools or Machines
* How to Fix Things or Take them Apart
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