Sneak Peak: Our First 13 Makers and Attractions!

Here’s a sneak preview of the first 13 Makers and Attractions for the 2014 Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire! If you find a Maker particularly interesting, click the link by their name for more info on their current projects.

 

MSOMMad Science of Maine will be returning this year with a brand new show! They will also be running a free “slime-time” booth where you can make your own slime!

 

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Buckfield Aeronautical Exploration Association is currently working to send the first ever Micro rover to the moon by 2017. The compact rover, LUNA PathFinder, will measure less that a foot long and six inches tall! Come learn how the B.A.E.A will  revolutionize space travel!

 

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Maine Robots will present two different remote controlled robots, including the debut of his new snowblower-conversion battle bot!

 

 

 

International Variety Artist Michael Troutman will perform two fascinating and hilarious shows from his repertoire of 100% original material!

 

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The Open Bench Project is a shared learn and work facility in Portland Maine, founded to promote and empower the local creative community. OBP offers space, tools and knowledge to all makers, students and entrepreneurs.

 

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 The Gardiner Iron Tigers Robotics Team will be back again this year with a new robot challenge: maneuvering their 100lb. robot to throw an inflated yoga ball through a 7ft. tall goal!

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Noadi’s Art by Sheryl Westleigh will be exhibiting hand-made jewelry and sculpture with marine and aquatic themes! She will be sculpting throughout the day giving everyone a chance to see the artist at work!

 

 

 

Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theatre Co. will be performing two innovative and exciting shows, sure to amaze all ages!

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Tinker’s Refuge is a website/blog following the Bryant family’s attempt to lose their mortgage by building their own house. Their exhibit on the Tiny House Movement

 

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Baxter Brewery Co. will be offering tours and tastings with Maine-made Green Bee soda available for the young-in’s. Take the chance to learn about Baxter’s initiatives to make brewing more sustainable!

 

 

 

Maine Red Claws Mascot, Crusher will be making an appearance and walking around the Faire for photos!

 

 

 

 

Merritt Graphics 3D Printing Demo will give everyone a chance to see the 3D printer “Makerbot” in action.

 

 

 

 

Paper Bull Puppets will make perform, parade, and help educate everyone on the history and intrigue of Puppet Making. Come watch their puppet shows or take a photo with their giant parade puppets as they make their way around the faire!

Thank You to Our Newest Sponsors!

We would like to send out another  big thank you to our two newest sponsors!

Central Maine Medical Center

&

The Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Breakfast Club

This year’s Faire is going to be a great event, and their commitment to community goes a long way to making that happen! If you are also interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s Faire, please contact rachel@museumla.org or call 333-3881 for more information.

Looking for another way to contribute? Sign up to volunteer! Email dwilliams@museumla.org to talk about what you can do to show your support!

Advance Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets for this year’s Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire  are now on sale at the  Advance rate!

You can purchase tickets now through September 5th for just $8 per adult and $5 per youth ages 11-18.  Children 10 and under attend Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire for FREE. For more on our attendance FAQ, please visit our  Ticket Sales Site  and buy your tickets today!

As our Call to Makers wraps up, we have already heard from some of last year’s Makers who are  excited to return.  We are also collaborating with new Makers, who are considering fun and interactive ways to show what they’re been making and share what they’ve been learning.

Here are some Maker highlights from last year. You can expect to see them again this year with some new twists!

Gardiner Iron Tigers  Robotics Team will be back this year with a new challenge!

Gardiner Iron Tigers Robotics Team will be back this year with a new challenge!

Noadi's Art by Sheryl Westleigh.  See the artist at work!

Noadi’s Art by Sheryl Westleigh. See the artist at work!

Check back soon for a release of our first Maker profiles!

Spread the Word!

Print it out! Pass it around, and spread the word!

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FMI: http://makerfairelewistonauburn.org/2014/06/02/callformakers/

or contact us at makerfaire@museumla.org

Big Thanks to our First Four Sponsors!

We would like to welcome and thank our first corporate sponsors for their support of the 2014 Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire!

These include the following:
Harriman, a regional architecture and engineering firm, helping build Maine’s future.
Auburn Home Depot, which supports the entrepreneurial spirit and gives back to the community.
Bangor Savings Bank,  which invests in Maine’s communities
Geiger, based in Lewiston, they are the largest privately held promotional products distributor in the world.

Take some time to thank them for their support of this years Mini Maker Faire.

Teaming up with Maine Robotics

Besides our recent Call for Makers,  we are excited to share with you an event that is taking place in conjunction with the L-A MiniMaker Faire: the What Can You Build? Workshop! 

Museum L-A is teaming up with Maine Robotics to offer a day long workshop that introduces 9 – 14 year old youth to the basics of building, modifying, and programing their own creations in a focused, hands-on environment. Girls and boys will work together using LEGO Mindstorm kits and software to create their own custom creations in this facilitated environment. If you or someone you know is interested in LEGO, Robotics, or the basics of modern engineering, then register now (link below).

This facilitated workshop is separate from the MiniMaker Faire, but the registration fee includes free admission to the Lewiston-Auburn MiniMaker Faire for exploration during breaks and at the end of the workshop. The workshop will run September 6,  from  9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Seating is limited, so Register in Advance to save your seat.  Workshop Registration Fee : $50.00 (includes all equipment, a snack & access to the Mini Maker Faire, does not include lunch).

2014 Call for Makers is Here!

Are you a hobbyist, tinkerer, engineer, creator or Maker?  Do you have a project or accomplishment  that you want to share with an enthusiastic audience?  If so, exhibit at the Lewiston-Auburn Mini 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.

The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, grow and inspire this community.  In 2013, our Faire brought in 900 people, and we hope to double that number this year!  Some of the Makers at the 2013 L-AMMF included: robotics teams, wind turbines, bike part art, hackers, calligraphers, brain controlled software, and jewelry makers – in other words, something for everyone!

Our showcase is designed for Makers of all ages– anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) attitude is welcome here.  To exhibit at this year’s L-AMMF, apply here  and tell us more about what you’ve been making.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Contact us at makerfaire@museumla.org or (207)-333-3881 with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE!

We are currently planning for the biggest and best MiniMaker Faire yet!

Get ready for the Third Annual Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire!

What: Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire
When: Saturday, September 6th; 10am-4pm
Where: Museum L-A/ the Bates Mill Atrium – 35 Canal Street, Lewiston
Why:  Because it’s FUN!

L-AMMF is a family friendly celebration of creativity, innovation and the DIY spirit!  You do NOT want to miss this event, so check back here for more information as it becomes available.  Let’s celebrate the Maker in all of us!

Do you have a minute to help us?

If you attended the 2013 L-A Mini Maker Faire, please take a moment to fill out the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L-AMMF2013AttendeeSurvey

We want to know what you liked, what you didn’t like and what we can do better.  Your feedback will help us make next year’s event even better!