Thank you to everyone who attended our meetup last night at the Sandwich Public Library. As we discussed at the meeting, we’ve submitted our application with Make Magazine to hold a Mini Maker Faire at Cape Cod Community College on September 28, 2013. This will be smaller version of the Maker Faire in San Francisco that just wrapped up on May 19 and attracted over 100,000 people. http://makerfaire.com/ We believe that holding a Mini Maker Faire will be a very important step in building a network of makers.
Once we get the final approval from Make Magazine, we’ll set up a website for the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire and open up a call for makers. We’d like to have a wide range of topics. Here’s a link to a pdf listing the type of maker interests that we’d like to see at the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire. Maker Activities from Maker Faire Playbook
In other news, we are in discussion with the School Factory, a non-profit organization that sponsors and supports the development of makerspaces. This will allow us to accept tax-deductible donations as a 501(c)3 organization. The School Factory currently supports over 40 makerspaces nationwide. If you’re interested in learning more about the School Factory, here’s a YouTube video of a TED talk from James Carlson, the founder of the School Factory.