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Cincinnati Museum Center hosts 2015 Mini Maker Faire Aug. 29 & 30
Event displays incredible and explosive exhibits from amateur inventors
CINCINNATI – Calling all inventors, tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts! Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back and once again will be under the iconic dome of Union Terminal. The event will take place at Cincinnati Museum Center on August 29 & 30 but we need you and your inventions, gadgets, creations and skills to make this year’s Mini Maker Faire better than ever. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is now accepting applications for all interested makers.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a Cincinnati Museum Center event that is part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE Magazine. According to MAKE, “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.” Makers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to participate and Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will be accepting applications through June 12. Interested makers should visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com to apply.
“Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to inspiring people’s creativity and creating lifelong learners who continue to push themselves to create or achieve something they never knew was possible,” says Elizabeth Pierce, CEO at Cincinnati Museum Center. “Mini Maker Faire puts this region’s creativity on display and we’re looking forward to see those people who were here as spectators last year come back as makers this year.”
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will bring together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, chemists, engineers and performers. There will be large spectacles as well as communal interactive experiences. Some of last year’s exhibits included a power tool drag race competition that pitted modified power tools against each other; the GoSun stove, an invention that cooks at temperatures up to 600 degrees using only sunlight; and a variety of 3D printers demonstrating the newest technology at work.
Exhibits and activities will be scattered through the Museum of Natural History & Science, Cincinnati History Museum and Duke Energy Children’s Museum as well as in the parking lots and lawn in front of Union Terminal. A Mini Maker Market will take over the Rotunda, offering a collection of unique, handmade crafts.
With the ingenuity, skill and imagination of new inventors, there’s no telling what explosive and awe-inspiring exhibits will be on display at this year’s Mini Maker Faire at Cincinnati Museum Center. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will be accepting applications from interested makers through June 12. To apply, visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will take place August 29 & 30 at Cincinnati Museum Center. The event is included with museum admission and is free to Cincinnati Museum Center Members. For more information visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com. You can join the conversation on social media by following @cincymakerfaire on Twitter or by using #CityofMakers. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
About Maker Faire
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. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and background. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orland, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK) and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Fairs are now being produced around the United States and the world – including right here in Cincinnati!
About MAKE Magazine
Make is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack and bend any technology to your will. Download a free issue here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
- A vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com
- A retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed
- A steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel
- Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
- A publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.