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Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire Recap

This past weekend, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and HackPittsburgh hosted the second annual Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, showcasing makers from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with what makes someone a maker, you’re not alone.  A maker is any person who devotes creativity, energy, and time to simply creating.  It doesn’t matter if you’re cre
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Renaissance Faire Field Trip

The day after Pittsburgh’s Mini Maker Faire I decided to take a trip to Pittsburgh’s Renaissance Faire…What a weekend! The DIY spirit was in full force at the Ren Faire.  Vendors were selling all kinds of wares, from handmade armor to beautiful ceramics.  Much like the Maker Faire, the Ren Faire was filled with people having a good time.  I would say that it was like “stepping back in time,
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Making MAKESHOP

A couple of days ago, we hosted a “Making MAKESHOP” workshop.  Participants of the workshop visited from Museums and other institutions from around the country.  All of them were interested in developing a maker space of their own.  We decided to share some of our secrets with them. Over the course of two days, we played, talked, asked and answered questions, toured Pittsburgh, and generally had fun.  It
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Katz in the MAKESHOP

Every year, the Museum hosts a team building night for the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business. The graduate students entering the program utilized the entire Museum for a wide range of events and competitions. This year, MAKESHOP was the location for boat building. Students had to work as a team to construct boats using a limited amount of materials. The boats were then taken up to our WaterPlay
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The Faire Wants You!

The Faire is looking for makers … time has almost run out! The deadline for the 2012 Call for Makers for Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is just 1 week from today on August 15th. Learn all about it with this fun video and apply at www.pghmakerfaire.com/makers. Kid-makers are encouraged to apply and will be offered a half-day slot so you can explore and play for the rest of the Faire!
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Making MAKESHOP™

Join us and professionals from museums across the country to learn about the design, development and practice of MAKESHOP™ at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Discuss practical ways to integrate authentic and supportive making experiences for children and families into your museum. Meet and mingle with our city’s dynamic maker community, and experience Pittsburgh’s annual Mini Maker Faire! We wi
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