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Cincinnati Museum Center’s Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back October 8 & 9
Now seeking applications for prospective inventors, innovators and filmmakers
CINCINNATI – Calling all inventors, tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts! Cincinnati Museum Center’s Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back and, with a new location and new Makers, this year promises to be more explosive than ever. The event will take place October 8 & 9 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds but we need you and your inventions, gadgets, creations and skills. Cincinnati Museum Center 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 September 1. Interested Makers should visit www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com to apply.
“Mini Maker Faire puts this region’s creativity on display and inspires others to try their hands at creating or doing something they thought was impossible,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “This is a unique event for us because it provides an outlet for that spark of creativity and unbound imagination people feel when they visit the Museum Center.”
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will once again bring together amateur and professional inventors, artists, crafters, chemists, engineers and performers. There will be large spectacles as well as communal interactive experiences. Mini Maker Faire favorites like the Manufactory, OKILUG (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana LEGO Users Guild), HIVE13, R2D2 Builders and dRock Press will be back with newcomers GBBN Architects and the 501st Legion, a group of costumed Star Wars enthusiasts. This year’s Mini Maker Faire will also feature a film festival and 21-and over event Saturday evening, October 8, called the Make Believe Masquerade. Interested filmmakers can apply at www.cincinnatimakerfaire.com.
With the ingenuity, skill and imagination of new Makers, there’s no telling what explosive and awe-inspiring exhibits will be on display at this year’s Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is now accepting applications from interested Makers through September 1. To apply, visit www.cincinnatiminimakerfaire.com.
For more information, visit www.cincinnatiminimakerfaire.com, and join the conversation on social media by following @cincymakerfaire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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, Orlando, 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 Faires 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.