Tuesday, June 14, 2016

National Maker Faire Is This Weekend, June 18-19

From our friends at Maker Media...

Join Us for National Maker Faire This Weekend

June 18 & 19 at the University of the District of Columbia

Looking to get your fix of making this weekend? Come to the second annual National Maker Faire in the heart of DC! This free, family-friendly event is the perfect way to kick off your summer and explore the Maker Movement.

National Maker Faire is a collaboration between Maker Media, NationOfMakers.org and the University of the District of Columbia, bringing together makers, inventors and tinkerers of all ages. Kicking off the "Week of Making" (June 17-23) National Maker Faire gives curious, inventive people a place to share what they love to make.

Come enjoy the opportunity to interact with such technologies as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, electronics and 3D printers as well as STEM projects, textiles, crafting activities, homemade robots and more.

Keep the momentum from the weekend going by participating in the National Week of Making, June 17-23! Celebrate making and this cultural change the Maker Movement is bringing about.

Who Will be at National Maker Faire?
Been wondering who you'll see at National Maker Faire? Check out the Meet the Maker page to see who is exhibiting their awesome projects, and our Schedule page for the Maker Movement leaders who will be inspiring and teaching you over the weekend.

Highlighted Makers:

Digital Harbour Foundation: This youth makerspace from Baltimore, MD, will have the winning projects from their FabSLAM program, a digital fabrication competition for youth, available to see as well as a hands-on activity for all attendees.

Lockpick Village: Brought to you by TOOOL D.C., learn about the secret world inside of locks, better understand physical security, or try your hand at being James Bond. The tools and instructors will be there to get you started. Come learn to pick locks!

Slapband: Created by a team of college students from UC Irvine and using novel sensors developed in their biomedical engineering lab, this wearable wristband monitors vital signs. See it in action.

Tech Sassy Girlz: During its annual hack-a-thon, Tech Sassy Girlz created interactive web-based STEM games focused on creating supportive environments for women in technology. Play the games at the Faire!

Highlighted Speakers:

Danielle Feinberg: As director of photography at Pixar Animation Studios, Danielle combines her love of computing and art on some of our favorite animated movies. Hear about how her passion has also taken her into a mentor role with Made with Code, encouraging teenage girls to pursue match, science, and coding.

Jeff Hoffmann: Take a look at the global maker movement with Jeff... what inspires it, how to motivate and educate the next generation of makers, and what makers need to succeed.

Stephen Ritz: A South Bronx teacher who is growing gardens, food, kids, and jobs. Hear from Stephen about his innovative approach to moving students into personal and academic successes through producing vegetables as well as his creation of the first indoor edible wall in NYC schools!

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 18-19 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily

Where: University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Cost: FREE. Click here to reserve your free tickets today.