What day(s) and hour(s) will Lubbock Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
The Lubbock Mini Maker Faire 2012 will be held on Saturday April 28, at the United Spirit Arena and run from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Which entrance at the United Spirit Arena do we use?
Check-in will be at ground level on the west side of the building (box office area).
Where can I park?
Texas Tech University Commuter West parking spots are available to attendees for event day parking. There is often more than one type of parking space in a lot. So watch for the signs!
Where is the handicap parking located?
Handicap parking is available and clearly marked.
Is public transportation available?
Citibus will get you close. Check out their website to plan your trip.
Will you have bike parking?
Yes. According to the TTU bicycle information page: "Park only in designated racks. Do not block entrances, wheelchair-accessible ramps, or chain bikes to handrails or trees. Bikes in violation will be removed, with owners held responsible for removal costs and fines." Be sure to observe all other applicable bike riding and parking regulations while on campus (i.e. bring a lock).
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes. More information will be available soon at http://lubbockmakerfaire.com/volunteers
What if it rains?
Everyone will be ecstatic and the show will go on! Most of our exhibits will be indoors. You may want to bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
About Lubbock Mini Maker Faire:
Brought to Lubbock by the Texas Tech University Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch, the Lubbock Mini Maker Faire is a smaller version of a Maker Faire. Our event will take place on April 28, 2012 at the United Spirit Arena and be a one-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Our goal is to bring 50+ makers and 2500+ attendees together to help encourage the Maker Spirit and awareness of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) among Young Makers on the South Plains. Please join in this amazing journey as a Maker, Sponsor, Volunteer or Attendee. We look forward to having you!
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, 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.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including this Mini Maker Faire.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKEis 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.
About O'Reilly Media:
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.
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