Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Call to Makers: 1st Annual MV Mini Maker Faire

We are very pleased to announce that the First Annual MV Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am to 4pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Come enjoy a great day of perfect Vineyard weather, arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water! The MV Mini Maker Faire is organized by librarians from the six Vineyard libraries under the umbrella of the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association with initial support from area businesses and community groups, including the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Featherstone Center for the Arts and MV Community Services. Not sure what the Mini Maker Faire is all about? Visit our website and start getting excited!

Call to Makers

We're currently looking for Makers, Presenters & Performers! A Maker is a person or thing that makes or produces something. Makers include everyone from cheesemakers to Lego builders and tinkerers to computer coders. If you like to make stuff, grow stuff, compile stuff, or re-purpose stuff you're a Maker. You're a Maker even if what you make is music, performance, or an awesome idea.

Take part in the action by filling out our online Participation Form.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

Student projects
Homegrown Drones
Arduino projects
Raspberry Pi
Space projects
Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)
Conductive materials projects
Kit makers
Interactive art projects
3D Printers and CNC Mills
Textile Arts and Crafts
Home Energy Monitoring
Rockets and RC Toys
Sustainability & Green Tech
Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
Electric Vehicles
Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
Large-scale Art
Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
Music Performances and Participation
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

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