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This weekend is the annual Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, California. This major event features some pretty incredible exhibits! Follow them on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and live-posting throughout the faire.
As one of only 3 collegiate Maker Faires in the United States, we are proud to be bringing the maker culture to our university and local community. We would love to see it permeate into the school systems next. Maker Faire would too – that’s why they have launched a new program to bring Maker Faires to K-12 schools. Check out their article on how to start up your own school Maker Faire:
Make a School Maker Faire
A school Maker Faire can be considered an evolved science fair – unleashing the limits, cultivating new partnerships between creative genres and showcasing the talents of an already developing maker culture.
Know a school that is already embracing the maker movement? Comment below!
Thanks to everyone who have contributed photos so far from our 2nd annual Kent State Mini Maker Faire! We have started a group on Flickr called Kent State Mini Maker Faire 2015. This particular group is free to join and open to the public. Through the group we can continue to share photos along with posting updates and starting discussions, so we encourage interested Makers to sign up!
Have photos that you would like to submit to the collection? Here are 3 ways to send them our way:
- Flickr: While signed into your Flickr account, join the Kent State Mini Maker Faire 15 group and add your photos (visit Flickr’s help page for quick instructions)
- Google: With a Google/Gmail account, upload your photos to our Maker Faire 15 Google Drive folder (you may need to click on the “Open in Drive” button if it appears in the top right corner of your screen)
- Social media: Tag photos on your Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #KSUMake (does not work with private social media accounts)
If none of the above options work for you, contact us at email@example.com for alternatives.
Here are more highlight photos from the event:
A student from the Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design feeds a 3D printer that uses recycled filament and 3D printed scraps as material for new builds.
Members of the Portage County Amateur Radio organization showcase a variety of projects created by local ham operators
Brian Peters, faculty member from the Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design, discusses the various materials used in 3D printing during a workshop
Rhonda Mitchell, a faculty member from the School of Fashion Design & Merchandising, offers drawing tips to event attendees
A Kent State student maker takes her turn being digitized with the Kent State TechStyleLAB’s 3D body scanner
A staff member from the Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral discusses some of the 3D print projects that have been produced using their Makerbot printer
Stephanie Mote, Kent State student and member of the campus organization, United Print Alliance, offers a screen printing demonstration
Members of the Kent State Robotics team present a workshop on robotics and hardware focused projects
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What a great turnout we had at today’s event! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the Maker Faire, from our inspiring exhibitors to our enthusiastic attendees. We would also like to thank our sponsors for helping make the Faire a reality. It’s proof that the Maker Movement is alive and thriving here in our region. What a great day!
Check back for full coverage of the event. In the meantime, here are a few highlight photos from the affair. Have a great weekend!
A panoramic view of the 2015 Kent State Mini Maker Faire
Student consultants from the Kent State Student Multimedia Studio teach attendees about paper circuits
Staff from the Kent State Tuscarawas Library showcase some of the technology that is available in their new makerspace
Brian Peters from the Kent State College of Architecture & Environmental Design chats with members of one of Aurora High School’s robotics teams
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Well tomorrow is the day. We cannot wait! Setup has already begun and Friday preparations are underway. If you haven’t yet, we suggest that you register in advance for your free ticket on our Attend page. This will save you time at the door, leaving more room for fun at the Faire!
For the most up-to-date list of exhibits visit our Makers page. We have a great turnout this year! We will be promoting the event on social media using #KSUMake. We encourage you to share photos and your experiences as well using the hashtag.
See you tomorrow!
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In addition to the exciting exhibits on display at Friday’s Maker Faire, we will be holding a series of free workshops throughout the course of the event. They will take place in two locations in the building. The first space is room 152, which is in the far, right corner of the 1st floor, behind the computer lab. The second set of workshops will be held in the Wick Poetry Corner, located on the 2nd floor across from the elevators.
For details and to sign up for a session, follow the links below. Be sure to note the location of the presentation that you wish to attend.
HacKSU: “Making Your First Website” (Rm. 152)
Kara Wellman: “Jewelry Making” (Wick Poetry)
Cherie Bronkar, Kent State Tuscarawas Library: “Community Makerspaces” (Rm. 152)
Trevor Watkins, University Libraries: “Collaborative Development Environments For Software Developers” (Rm. 152)
Timothy Simandl: “O Moody, Tearful Night” (Wick Poetry)
Tom Mahon, Information Services: “3D Modeling With SketchUp!” (Rm. 152)
Diane Gwyn Baldridge, Knitting for Those in Need: “Loom Knitting” (Wick Poetry)
Brian Peters, CAED: “3D Printing: The Basics” (Rm. 152)
Kent State Robotics Team: “Robotics / Hardware Focused Projects” (Rm. 152)
To browse the entire list, view the full schedule on EventBrite. Tickets are limited so we recommend signing up in advance to secure your seat.
Countdown: 2 days!!
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The most common question from guests who are planning their trip to the Maker Faire is parking. If you do not have a Kent State permit there are several visitor parking locations close to our venue. The nearest one is the Kent Student Center pay lot, which is just out in front of the library and Risman Plaza.
Kent Student Center Pay Lot
Once that lot fills up, the next best option is the Schwartz Center pay lot directly across the street.
Schwartz Center Pay Lot
Check out our Attend page for directions and further details.
If you are a Maker who is exhibiting at the event, you will receive specific instructions from our organizing committee on where to load/unload equipment and park. If you have questions in the meantime feel free to comment below or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Countdown: 3 days!
Our 2015 Mini Maker Faire is just 4 days away! Use the hashtag #KSUMake on Instagram and Twitter to share your experiences and see what others are saying. Some of the Makers will be live tweeting and posting during the event as well. So watch for it!
While the Call for Makers will be coming to a close soon you still have another day or so to sign up. Simply visit our Makers page and fill out the online application.
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We are just 7 days away from our 2nd annual Kent State Mini Maker Faire! As you make plans to attend we encourage you to sign up in advance in order to save time at the registration table. It’s free – simply collect your ticket on our Attend page.
We will be offering free workshops throughout the event so check back in a few days for the session schedule and to register for your favorites.
Below is the list of just some of the exhibitors that you can look forward to seeing at next week’s event. Still interested in participating? It’s not too late to sign up! Visit our Makers page for details and the application.
- Annie Kirk – tie-dye and screenprinting
- Aurora First Tech Challenge Teams – robotics
- Blackstone LaunchPad – prototype samples and hackathon projects
- Brian Peters (CAED) – digital crafting
- CAED DFaPC – 3D printing and laser cutting
- Connie Bowers – crocheting
- Emily LaBenne – scarf design
- HacKSU – maker projects
- Kara Wellman – jewelry making
- Kent State Architecture Library – 3D pen design
- Kent State Robotics
- Kent State Tuscarawas Library – makerspace display
- Knitting for Those in Need
- Linda Ohm (Fashion School) – machine knitting
- Norio Saneshige – Cocoro playhouse system
- Portage County Amateur Radio Service – ham radio
- Rhonda Mitchell – pencil drawing
- Ryan Schoeneman – subtractive manufacturing
- Sanae Putman – upcycling and chair caning
- Student Multimedia Studio (University Libraries) – 3D pen design
- TechStyleLAB (Kent State Fashion School) – 3D body scanning
- TechCentral, Cleveland Public Library – makerspace display
- William Lucak (CAED) – Use of T-Splines in Architecture
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The textile design work of Kent State Fashion Design student Abby Steger was showcased in an article on Makezine.com this week. Inspired by an exhibit at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Abby explored digital textile printing and laser cutting techniques in the creation of an innovative dress design.
For the full story, view the article, “Exploring Laser-Cut Fashion at the Kent State Mini Maker Faire“.
Abby will be presenting her dress at our April Mini Maker Faire, which is only a few weeks away! Have an interesting project that you would like to share? The Kent State Call for Makers is still open, so sign up today to be a Maker!
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