Westport Mini Maker Faire - April 27, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tickets are free! Why sign up for a ticket?
Signing up for a ticket will help us gauge how many people will be coming. It will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy. Questions? Email us: Email MakerFaire
In exchange for signing up, you'll be entered into a random drawing with a chance at winning one of several door prizes made by our members or donated by our sponsors.
Check our website closer to the event for a full list of prizes. Prize winners will be notified by e-mail after the event and will be announced via our website.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am to 4pm Rain or Shine
Parking: Free parking is available in the upper parking lot between the Library and Levitt Pavilion; and in the Imperial Lot (enter from Imperial Ave and walk across bridge to Library)
When & Where
Remarkable STEAM and Westport Library
About Remarkable STEAM, Inc.
Innovation and Creativity in Connecticut
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
About the Westport Library
The Westport Library is the source of vital knowledge. It’s the heart of a community. It’s a meeting of great minds. It’s a gathering of all ages. Westport Public Library. Come in. Go far.
The Source of Knowledge, Ideas, and Exchange
Overlooking the scenic Saugatuck River, Westport Public Library is ideally situated to provide an inspiring setting for inquisitive minds of every age and interest, of every passion and pursuit. Since 1886, the Library has been devoted to enriching the lives of the residents of Westport.
A New Age. A Steadfast Mission
At Westport Public Library, we go with the flow of information. The Library is committed to accessing new resources in response to the latest developments in the information world. While this change is essential, the Library’s commitment remains the same. Every day in every way, we are committed to empowering the individual with knowledge, and to strengthening the community through the dynamic exchange of ideas.
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 backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Westport.
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. Subscribe here.
Besides the magazine and the faire,
- 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 book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.