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!

TOOOL- The Open Organization of Lock Pickers

TOOOL- The Open Organization of Lock Pickers

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

Spread the Word!

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

LAMMF2014

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

or contact us at makerfaire@museumla.org

Sponsors

We would like to welcome and thank our first corporate sponsors for their support of the 2014 LA-MMF.

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 MiniMaker 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!