Monday, July 30, 2012

Going to the Evanston Mini Maker Faire this weekend?

This in from the Faire's organizers...
On Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th the Evanston Technology Innovation Center and Pump Station: One will present the Evanston Mini Maker Faire, a showcase of local inventors and entrepreneurs and a demonstration of applied science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills for young innovators. 

The event will run from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday, August 4th and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, August 5, and will be located adjacent to the downtown Hilton in Evanston at the intersection of Oak St. and University St. 
The Faire will include interactive presentations, exhibitions, and hands-on demonstrations by organizations including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Children’s Museum, live performances and workshops by experimental electronic music group Roth Mobot, beer brewing lessons by the Evanston Homebrew Club, and classes in soldering, laser cutting, and wood sculpture.
In addition, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will serve as Race Marshal for the championship race of the Power Racing Series, where 30 different children’s electric riding cars, heavily modified for durability and speed, will compete in endurance and time trials.
Over 250 presenters and vendors from regional technology and creative businesses and organizations are set to exhibit at the Faire.

Kids younger than 18 get in for $4. Tickets can be bought online.

The Evanston Mini Maker Faire is presented with thanks to the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, and Downtown Evanston.

By the way, the Faire is sponsored by Make Magazine, a division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Evanston Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc. 
Got questions? Contact the organizers at

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