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Maker Faire Detroit 2014

During the last weekend in July, six students (three from the Children’s Museum’s YouthALIVE! afterschool program and three from Assemble‘s Make It! after school program) boarded a train leaving Pittsburgh for Toledo, Ohio. Their final destination? Maker Faire Detroit, located at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Maker Faires take place all over the world, and some consider them to be 
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Bay Area Maker Faire

In May I presented on two panels at the Association of Children’s Museums conference (about making with young children, as well as a panel that was an introduction to the concept of makerspaces in museums) and then immediately scooted up the coast to Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, California. I also spoke very briefly there, but the best part was definitely walking around and taking in all the sights. We
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Maker Faire 2013

  The third Pittsburgh Mini-Maker Faire was held in September here at the Museum, presented with HackPGH.  As always, it was a lot of fun.  I spent most of my time in MAKESHOP drawing with robots and teaching people how to solder.  But I did get a chance to see all of the fun inventions and ideas that the makers were presenting. There was a really neat frisbee throwing robot that always had willing participants to ca
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World Maker Faire!

Makeshop was kind enough to send me to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in New York City! It was pretty awesome. Two days, tons of people, projects, and ideas! Stuff: The sheer amount of stuff there was dizzying. Tons of 3d printers of various types, qualities, and prices, whirring away at whatever. A 3-D wire bender (DiWire, awesome) the unveiling of Makerbot’s sinister sequel, Replicator 2 (Jud
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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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