National Maker Faire Arrives!

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National Maker Faire Arrives!

The Washington Metropolitan Area is a hot bed of maker activity with enthusiastic leaders creating spaces, activities, and events to promote and support the “Maker Movement”. Last year, we held “mini” (community based) Maker Faires in Silver Spring, Reston, Downtown, at the White House, and, of course, here in Greenbelt. This year the regional community faires continue but the downtown scene is seeing a major change when the first National Maker Faire opens this weekend. The national faire will be open 11am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday, at the campus of the University of the District of Columbia.

Join us at the Faire! Look for the Greenbelt MakerSpace, Maker #88, under the title “Makerspace Activities”. Our mission is to share information on how communities can start a makerspace of their own in their neighborhood school, church, library, or community center. Want to help? (Yes!) We’re looking for a few volunteers to give us breaks during the day, time we will spend to reach out to our colleagues to develop new opportunities to strengthen our programs.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is 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 Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

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By | 2015-06-11T00:45:32-04:00 June 11th, 2015|Front Page, Maker Festival News|Comments Off on National Maker Faire Arrives!

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