Maker Faires

September and October have been busy months for Cape Cod Makers. First, on September 20th and 21st, members traveled to New York City to exhibit at the World Maker Faire. This is the second largest Maker Faire in the world, and with this year’s estimated attendance at 700 makers and 80,000 attendees, it was, in a word, awesome!   Cape Cod Makers exhibited many of their projects and even won an award for “Best in Class” for the hands-on card cube exhibit. Fun for all ages!

MIT held their first Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 4th. One of the Faire organizers was Charles Guan, who, with his students, exhibited their Power Wheels cars at the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire earlier this year. We saw battling robots (the spinning sawblades were a nice touch), 3D printing demonstrations, handmade musical instruments and jewelry, cosplay, a Tesla coil piano, solar cars, a full-size sculpture of the Iron Man suit. Attendance was estimated to be about 3000 people, so congratulations for a job well-done!

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If you have no plans for today, the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire will be held from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. today (October 11) in downtown Providence.

Maker Faires are a great way to meet people who are excited about sharing their projects and to learn something new.   The first Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire was a big success, and we’ve already started looking ahead to 2015.   We’d love to have your involvement, as an exhibitor, volunteer, or even just by spreading the word! We’ll keep you posted!

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