Reminder: SolarFest is July 18-20
The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® will bring together do-it-yourself enthusiasts to showcase creativity and innovation
TINMOUTH, VT – SolarFest, a three day music festival and sustainability conference, will be hosting the second annual SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® during its 20th anniversary festival.
Along with SolarFest’s highly regarded three-day sustainability conference and music festival programming, this year sees the return of the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®. On Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® will bring together regional Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts to learn from and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of Makers. At the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® you’ll find all sorts of interesting projects, technologies, ideas, innovations and smart, creative people actively creating a maker culture and displaying their creations in a show-and-tell format.
The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is an interactive, hands-on community based learning experience that brings out the Maker in everyone and inspires people to connect to people and projects in their local community. Makers will be available to display and explain their creations. Come and talk with the Makers, learn about their creations and find your inspiration to create something.
“The Maker Movement and the Sustainability Community have so much in common”, says Doug Webster, President of CMF Inc, the producers of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire, who are collaborating with SolarFest to produce the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire. “The Maker Movement is full of people interested in doing things themselves and repurposing old objects to create something new, and the sustainability community are the ultimate do-it-yourselfers, they make their own electricity from sunlight!”
Some of the many highlights of the 2014 SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® include:
Maker Workshops include an introduction to Arduino. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of “Making” using the Arduino micro-controller development board, including an introduction to programming, electronics, and putting it all together with simple examples.
Other workshops happening during the 20th anniversary SolarFest of interest to the Maker Community include:
What will inspire you at the second SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®? The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.