Greater Hartford Maker Faire 2017 3rd Annual is Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut. This year new Makers and exhibits will show off
A Maker Faire
is the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Watch Volt the Robot on video
to meet a Maker who will join us!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Maker Faire?
Maker Faire events across the United States are celebrating a DIY/homegrown invention movement. Whether it’s a home-built robot, video game, handbag, miniature race car, musical instrument, or sustainable micro garden, Maker Faire showcases all that is creative and innovative in our community.
- What kinds of exhibitions will be there?
Interactive projects that showcase the value and process of “making” including:
• Vintage Tech and Gaming • Design/Architecture/Engineering
• Robotics • Hacker and Maker Space • Biotech/Biochem
• 3D Printers • Tesla Coils • Miniature Racing and Boating
• Student Projects/Experiments • Clothing/Textile Design and Innovation • Food and Beverage Makers • Crafts • Found objects
• Visual Arts • Performing Arts • Fire/Water Displays
• Unusual Tools • Kites • Bicycles • HAM Radio • Art Cars
- What are the characteristics we are looking for as Makers?
A do-it-yourself project that is unique, inspiring, engaging, and interactive with observers. It tells a story. It might be a piece of art… or a tool or project that does something different. It should be something that hasn’t been seen before, or at least by few people. It should not be for commercial purposes – no selling….at least in the Maker Demo Space. The Maker needs to be there to demo and explain. Its okay to take commercial things and do a “mash-up” that repurposes in unique and “ah hah” ways, ie, an underwater bicycle. Risky projects are encouraged, but need to be managed in a way that the audience and property remain safe. For example a rocket-propelled motorcycle would be great, but would need to be shown in a safe way.
- How do I learn more?
To learn more about the national Maker Faire movement visit the Maker Faire website.
This program is sponsored by the Connecticut College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing through funding from the National Science Foundation. Tunxis Community College is conveniently located off Route 72 at a major intersection of Bristol and Plainville on Route 6, with full accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.