19 March 2012
Posted in Our STEM Crisis
Orlando is getting ready to host its first Maker Faire! Here is some information shamelessly pulled from their web site.
"Orlando Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring DIY science and technology, rockets, robots, crafts, and music. The event will be held on May 26th, 2012 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
With over 28 thousand square feet of air conditioned exhibits plus a Power Racing Track, Orlando Mini Maker Faire will be one of the largest community organized “Mini” Maker Faire events in 2012.
Maker Faire is the World’s Largest DIY festival—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, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers."
Here's a look at a Maker Faire that took place a couple of years ago: