Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mini Northside Maker Faire is today!

The Mini Maker Faire on Chicago's North side is today from 10am-4pm!  Yes, Cinco de Mayo is also synonymous with crazy technological fun!

If you've never been to Maker Faire before you are in for a treat.  

The Schurz High School at 3601 N. Milwaukee Avenue (Milwaukee and Addison) gets taken over by Makers- craftsmen, artists, engineers, scientists, and hobbyists that have been creating cool things all year, and here's your chance to see what they do, how they do it, and how you can do it. You can ask questions, try stuff out, poke, prod, and share tips.

We've been to the big one in NY a few times, and the one here (while obviously not as big in scope) is in someways better.  They don't have as many cool bells and whistles (Have I told you about the Giant Life Sized Game of MouseTrap?)  but BECAUSE the scale is smaller, you get more time to ask questions and look around.  And the people who are exhibiting have been waiting for this all year, and can't wait to share their passion and knowledge with you.

You can learn to make ice cream, fly a drone, learn to pick locks, check out the latest in 3-D printing, and see all kinds of cool hacks, old-school technology, and just plain weird fun stuff.  

It's STEM and STEAM on Steroids.

It's free to attend (although there is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids to keep the thing going) 

To see a complete list of exhibitors, see here:

To find out more in general.  Visit their website: 

See you at the Maker Faire!

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