Creatives Gather at Akron Library for Mini Maker Faire 2017

Blog Date: 
Tue Nov 21st 2017

Akron Mini Maker Faire 2017
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On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Main Library of the Akron-Summit County Public Library (@AkronLibrary) held the fifth annual Akron Mini Maker Faire. I have attended all five of these events showcasing creativity! Every year, I learn about maker groups and their very ingenious activities -- it is a true joy to explore!

Akron Mini Maker Faire 2017 Makers!
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Here is the overview of the Akron Mini Maker Faire from their website:

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!Makey!

About Our Maker Faire

Now in its 5th year, the Akron Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, thinkers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and more. From soap box derby race cars to polymer scientists, local makerspaces and more, the Akron Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of Akron ingenuity.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

 

There was so much that I saw at the event that I can't write about everything, but I do want to highlight a few of the makers here:

Enjoy my photos and tweets/retweets from the event, which give an overview of some of the many creative happenings at the 2017 Akron Mini Maker Faire.

 

Photos and Videos

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Tweets & Retweets

Learn more about the day by reading these 41 tweets/retweets that I shared in my @sos_jr Twitter feed:

 

November, 11, 2017 - The BIG day! Akron Mini Maker Faire 2017!

 

 

Makers & Exhibits

Akron Mini Maker Faire 2017 Makers!
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Here is a list of participants from the official 2017 Akron Mini Maker Faire Makers & Exhibits web page! It is so impressive to see the full list of organizations and creative individuals who participated -- such a wealth of knowledge represented!

 

Related Blog Posts:

To learn more about tech events at the Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL), Cuyahoga County Public Library (@CuyahogaLib), and the Akron Public Library (@AkronLibrary), please see these related blog posts that my co-blogger/wife, Julie, and I have written:

 

Future

It was great talking to all the makers and creative people at the 2017 Faire! I am looking forward to not only the 2018 Akron Public Library Mini Maker Faire, but also the 2018 Cleveland Public Library Cleveland Mini Maker Faire!

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