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2017 Tyler Mini Maker Faire
Sat, April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faires are an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "makers" come to Maker Faires to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. These highly diversified groups of individuals are bound by a common thread—to create. Through making, meeting, and sharing comes something very magical that leads to inspiration, education, innovation, and the ‘next best thing.’ From how-to workshops on soldering, lock picking, and Arduino, to outrageous attractions of all kinds.”
PARTICIPANT RELEASE available online. All event participants must sign release to participate in activities. (or have signed by guardian if under 18).
About the Tyler Mini Maker Faire
The 5th Annual Tyler Mini-Maker Faire will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at Discovery Science Place.
Multiple hands-on activites will be available for guests of all ages to enjoy and learn. Makers are expected from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The community is invited to participate!
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!
About Maker Faires:
The first Maker Faire was held April 22 – 23, 2006, at the San Mateo County Event Center. It included six exposition and workshop pavilions, a 5-acre (20,000 m2) outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and DIY competitions.
Community-driven Mini Maker Faires have sprouted up around the United States, with events in Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, Durham, Oakland, and Boston and now Tyler.
About Make Magazine:
Make (or MAKE) is an American quarterly magazine published by O'Reilly Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others) projects involvingcomputers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. The magazine is marketed to people who enjoy making things and features complex projects which can often be completed with cheap materials, including household items. Make magazine is considered "a central organ of the maker movement."
Its first issue was released in January 2005, and, as of April 2012, 30 issues have been published. The magazine is subtitled "technology on your time."