Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016

Blog Date: 
Tue Nov 15th 2016
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Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016
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The 4th Annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire took place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, and we have attended three out of the four. It was a day for creative people to share their passion with others.

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016
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Again this year, the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire (@CLEMakerFaire) was located in the Cleveland Public Library Main Library complex, and was presented by Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) and Ingenuity Cleveland (@Ingenuityfest).

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016 presented by Cleveland Public Library and Ingenuity Cleveland
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We felt honored that the Executive Director/CEO of the Cleveland Public Library, Felton Thomas, Jr. (@feltonian), greeted us by name as we entered the library, and invited us to explore this special Maker event.

Stuart & Julie greeted by Cleveland Public Library CEO Felton Thomas, Jr.
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Here is the official "About Cleveland Mini Maker Faire" description and rundown of activities for the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016. As you can see, it is built on the strong maker history in our commuity, and there were an incredible number of interesting activities happening that day!

About Cleveland Mini Maker Faire:
Presented by the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) and Ingenuity Cleveland, the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire (CMMF) builds on the area’s rich culture of innovation, invention, creativity, and making things.  With a strong manufacturing and engineering base still intact as well as a vibrant biomedical and design community and a rich cultural history, Cleveland is a hotbed for Maker culture.

The CMMF grew out of a collaboration between CPL and Ingenuity at past IngenuityFests.  Annual CMMF events in 2013, 2014 and 2015 built on the success of Ingenuity’s Make Space at the 2012 & 2013 Ingenuity Festival and the Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral MakerSpace.

Maker Faire now has a permanent annual spot on the calendar and it will continue to grow in years to come.

Questions about Cleveland Mini Maker Faire?  Contact Cleveland Public Library Outreach and Programming Services at OPS@cpl.org 216-623-2921.

Here’s the rundown of activities at this year’s Maker Faire:

Workshops 

All workshops are FREE!  Space is limited and made available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Some workshops are age-restricted or require children of specified ages to be accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.  Please check details for the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Kinetic Sculptures: Art in Motion with Chris Young
11 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm
Louis Stokes Legacy Room, Louis Stokes Wing, 1st floor lobby

Drop in crafting
Open to all ages, but primarily aimed at kids ages 5 – 12.
Ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.

Book Binding with the Nomadic Bookshelf
11 am, 1 pm & 4 pm  —  Louis Stokes Wing, 1st floor
Open to all ages, but kids ages 8 and under need to be accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.

DoodleBots workshops for kids with Steven Gutierrez
11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm
Conference Room B —   Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor 

Kids ages 5 – 12, kids ages 5-8 need to be accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult)

Internet-Controllable LED Lights with Tom Hammond
11:30 am & 3:30 pm
Conference Room A   — Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor

Adults or kids 12 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult

Intro to Drone Videography with ArQuest Digital Media (Leatron Twitty)
12 pm    Conference Room C — Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor
Adults 

Learn to Solder LED Badges with Makers’ Alliance
10 am – 5 pm (while supplies last)  — Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor

Teens or Adults
Kids ages 12 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult 

Noise Maker PLAYshops with fluxmonkey (Bob Drake)
1 p.m.  Conference Room E  — Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor
Teens or Adults
Kids ages 12 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult 

3D Papercrafts with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
10:30 am    Conference Room D — Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor 
All ages, kids ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult. 

Papermaking with the Cleveland Digital Public Library
10 am – 12 pm  Main Library, 3rd floor
All ages, kids ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.

Drone Videography and 360 Degree Video with ArQuest Digital Media
12 – 1 pm  Conference Room C – Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor 

Spirograph Robots with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
12:30 pm – Conference Room D – Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor 
Kids ages 5 -12, ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with parent/guardian/adult

Art of the Glitch with Corey Johnson
2 – 4 pm – Conference Room C – Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor
Adults or teens, or kids ages 10 – 12 accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult

Paper Marbling with the Cleveland Digital Public Library
2 – 5 pm  Main Library, 3rd floor
All ages, kids ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.

Paracord Bracelets MakerLab with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
3:30 pm    Conference Room D – Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor
All ages, kids ages 8 and under accompanied by and working with a parent/guardian/adult.

Makers and Vendors

Eastman Reading Garden

East 6th Street

Rockwell Avenue (East 3rd – East 6th)

  • Trebuchet (including Pumpkin Chunkin’!)

Louis Stokes Wing, Lower Level

Louis Stokes Wing, Auditorium

  • 10 am – 5 pm – projections by Jim Lasko
  • 11 am – Erie Heights Brass Ensemble
  • 12 pm – Outlab Free Jazz
  • 2 pm – Shade Flex, reggae, funk & island vibe
  • 3 pm – Uno Lady, solo electric/acoustic & vocals
  • 4 pm – Sol Flex, Electric Folk Rock 

Louis Stokes Wing, 1st floor

Louis Stokes Wing, Indoor Reading Garden, 1st floor

  • Gearbox Speaker’ Series
    • 11 am – Keith Allen – Paper Engineering: Bringing Paper to Life   
    • 11:30 am – Jeff Bargiel of EntoBio discusses Termite Biomimicry
    • 12 pm – Jason Karikis of Immortal Nerd discusses Stereolunography: Lunar Colonization via 3D Printing (3D Printing Houses on the Moon!)
    • 1 pm – Kurt Thonnings of Westlake Lee Burneson Middle School discussing Junior Solar Spirit and KidWind
    • 1:30 pm – Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press discussing Niche Publishing for Creative People
    • 2 pm – Midwest R2-D2 Builders Club 
      These Are the Droids You’re Looking For! 

Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor

Louis Stokes Wing, 4th floor

  • 1:30 pm – Intellectual Property:  If You Make It, Protect It!
    An introduction to protecting your intellectual property from the Government Documents Department/Patent and Trademark Resource Library at the Cleveland Public Library
  • 2:00 pm – Birthday Celebration: CPL Marks 130 Years as a Federal Depository Library    Join us for birthday cake (while supplies last!)

Main Library, 1st floor

Main Library, 2nd floor

Main Library, 3rd floor

 

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016 Photos & Videos

We hope that our photos and videos give you a taste of the variety of activities. We did not see everything, and encourage you to let us know if you shared photos online via social media also. Please feel free to leave a comment below, or mention it to us on Twitter at @sos_jr. We would love to see more!

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Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016 Tweets & Retweets

We always like to share on Twitter what we see at the events we attend. This includes not only our @sos_jr, tweets but also retweeting information and photos from others. We hope you enjoy learning about the event by reviewing the following 90 tweets, and that you share what you find interesting by retweeting.

Thank You Sponsors

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016 Sponsors
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We list here the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire sponsors, but beyond these, there are also many people who volunteered to share their talent for the day. Thank you to everyone!

 

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire was made possible through a generous grant from:

 

Additional Cleveland Mini Maker Faire funding provided by:

Related Blog Posts

In addition to Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, we have written blog posts about Maker activity at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and Case Western Reserve University. Please read and share those that you find interesting:

 

We were so glad to read that the "[Cleveland] Maker Faire now has a permanent annual spot on the calendar and it will continue to grow in years to come."

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