2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Brings Together Makers and Creatives

Blog Date: 
Sun Nov 18th 2018

2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Brings Together Makers and Creatives
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On Saturday, November 3, 2018, I started my day with a “Mini-Retreat to Renew Community Builders: Habits for Inclusion & Democracy,” sponsored by Neighborhood Connections (@NeighborUpCle), before attending the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire in the afternoon. 2018 marks the sixth year for the Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) - "The People's University" - as a sponsor and host of the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire (@CLEMakerFaire), and I have attended and written blog posts about three of the previous years' events.

Also, I am excited that my sons had a booth at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire this year, featuring their tabletop game, PerMUTATIONS (@PermutationGame). This is the first time they have been invited to share their game with the public at the Library. They have demonstrated their PerMUTATIONS game at the last two Ingenuity Cleveland's IngenuityFest (@IngenuityCLE - #IngenuityFest) events, which you can read about in our blog posts:

What follows are my 100 @sos_jr tweets and retweets, so you can see photos from the event, and learn how the Cleveland Public Library uses the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire to bring together area makers and creatives to share their knowledge and to encourage others to join them. Please share any tweets that have photos or information that interests you, so others will learn about this great Library event, and the the creative people participating.

 

Pre-Event Tweets Promoting the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

 

Saturday Morning Tweets - Prior to My Arrival

2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Morning Schedule
Morning Schedule

 

Enjoying the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire

2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Afternoon Schedule 1
Afternoon Schedule 1

2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire Afternoon Schedule 2
Afternoon Schedule 2

There is so much to share about the event -- these tweets/retweets will just give you a small taste of what took place the afternoon I attended. If you missed this year, I highly recommend you attend in person in 2019.

 

Makers & Exhibits

89 Makers & Exhibits - 2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire
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89 makers and exhibits -- WOW!

Locations of Makers & Exhibits - 2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire
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Here is a list of participants from the official 2018 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire Makers & Exhibits web page! It is so impressive to see the full list of organizations and creative individuals -- such a wealth of knowledge represented!

  1. "Today I Feel" by So Fun Studios

  2. 3-d Pyramids prints in color
    John Rutkowski

  3. Alaina Accessories
    Butterfly Meltzer

  4. Analog Synthesizers - Hands On!
    bbob drake

  5. Angela Oster

  6. Animate Your Own Pixels with Arduino
    Tom Hammond, Rod Steinbach

  7. Best Buy Teen Tech Center

  8. BLACPANTHER PUBLICATIONS/PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS JOE
    Stella Hall

  9. BOMBFEST
    Zachary Pierce

  10. Building Simple Animatronics
    Ryan Muckerheide

  11. Cleveland Locksport

  12. ConstructionCentral
    Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral MakerSpace

  13. Craft Stick Construction Zone
    Cleveland Public Library

  14. Creation Stations: Chalk Murals
    Cleveland Public Library

  15. Decorative Ropework
    mark pape

  16. DoodleBots
    Steven Gutierrez, Lia Gutierrez

  17. Dropkick Stone Works
    Megan Connelly

  18. Eggzotika Eggshell Mosaics
    Morgan Reinhold, Edie Stecko

  19. Electronic Holiday Cards
    Steven Gutierrez, Lia Gutierrez

  20. Eleven X Seventeen Poster Co.
    keith ten eyck

  21. Experience Aviation

  22. FDM 3D Printing
    L2Maker (Live To Be A Maker)

  23. Fiercely Serene Studios
    Amanda Nyx

  24. Forged in Cleveland
    Tim Cunningham

  25. FRC 2399 - The Fighting Unicorns

  26. Gear driven with basic transmission modified pedal tractor
    Jacob age 11, Mark is his Dad Smith

  27. GIANT Obelisk Board Game
    Eliot Aretskin-Hariton, Azzy Aretskin-Hariton

  28. Giant SkeeBowling by Dungeon Studios Prototyping
    Andrew Buczko

  29. Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association

  30. Growling Door Games
    Matthew McFarland

  31. Handmade Nerds
    Melody Ashley

  32. Havenfall: The 8-bit Adventure Deckbuilder
    Joe Yzquierdo, Emily Yzquierdo

  33. Heavy Meta dragon art car
    Heavy Meta Collective

  34. I Can Do This Myself? An Open-Source Hardware GPS Data Logger for Wildlife Movement Studies
    Matt Cross, Pat Cain

  35. icePIC: PIC-based development platform
    Matthew Trowbridge

  36. Instant Foto Workshop
    Cleveland Print Room

  37. Internet Controlled Christmas Lights
    Tom Hammond, Rod Steinbach

  38. J.J. Lendl Art Studio
    J.J. Lendl

  39. Keene Village Plastics

  40. KRG PROPS & REPLICAS
    Kody Greene

  41. L2Maker

  42. Lake Erie Ink -- Story Cubes

  43. Lauren Heuer Design
    Lauren Heuer

  44. Lucky 19 Teas
    Michele Azuddin

  45. MacGyver Design Challenges
    The Cleveland Museum of Art

  46. Machine Listener
    Matthew Gallagher

  47. Make a Drum Kit from Anything
    Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral MakerSpace

  48. Make Your Own Maker Faire Button
    Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral MakerSpace

  49. Makers' Alliance

  50. Michael DeBenedictis - Independent Author of Poetry and Short Stories

  51. Michael McFarland

  52. Mind and Gesture Controlled Robot
    Rebecca Oet, Herb Schilling, Melissa Kazazic

  53. Museum Specimen Preparation
    Courtney Brennan, Sydney Brannoch

  54. NASA Glenn Research Center

  55. Obelisk Board Game
    Eliot Aretskin-Hariton, Azzy Aretskin-Hariton

  56. Octavofest Mini-Book Pin Making Workshop
    Ellen Strong

  57. Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away
    Dr. Dakota King-White

  58. Ohio Patent Pro Bono Program

  59. Paper Making
    Cleveland Digital Public Library

  60. PerMUTATIONS
    The perMUTATIONS Team

  61. Photonic Studio

  62. Play the Giant Piano
    Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral Makerspace

  63. Projections by Frank Upson
    Frank Upson

  64. Quest for Gaia
    Joshua Frye

  65. Romance author Sara Dobie Bauer
    Sara Dobie Bauer

  66. Rustbelt Cooperative
    Jara Anton

  67. Scribbleverse
    Scribblers

  68. Shanty Circus

  69. Sickening Pictures
    Zach Shildwachter, Brittney-Jade Colangelo

  70. Snap Circuits & Little Bits with Curiosity Shift
    Colleen Penn

  71. Society for Creative Anachronism

  72. Society for Creative Anachronism

  73. Society for Creative Anachronism

  74. Spontaneously Combustible Games

  75. Stacey's Spacey
    Marcia Custer

  76. Super Make Something Robotic Drawing Machine
    Alex Super Make Something

  77. Team 2172 - Street Legal - St. Edward High School Robotics Team

  78. TechCentral MakerSpace
    Cleveland Public Library, TechCentral MakerSpace

  79. TechCentral Virtual Reality Experience
    Cleveland Public Library's TechCentral and MakerSpace

  80. The Haunted Housewives
    Cathi Weber, Theresa Argie

  81. The Magic of Wool
    Juliane Gorman

  82. Tinselfly
    Brian Crick

  83. Twister Girl Balloon Twisting Workshops
    Kiera Brown

  84. Warm Up Cleveland
    Cleveland Public Library

  85. Watchword
    Jeff Hatfield

  86. Weed Whacker

  87. With Love & Lace Shop
    McKenna Vietmeier

  88. Wooden DDR Pads by Dungeon Studios Prototyping
    Andrew Buczko

  89. Zoe Burton Books

 

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2018 Cleveland Public Library Mini Maker Faire

Additional tweets that I saw and shared after the event:

 

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 we have written:

All my library blog posts (both tech-related and on other subjects) can be viewed here.

 

Future Maker Faires

It was great talking to all the makers and creative people at the 2018 Faire, and I am looking forward to attending both the Akron Public Library Mini Maker Faire and Cleveland Public Library Cleveland Mini Maker Faire in 2019!