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A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is, of course, a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Improbable machines, hands-on activities, and lots of robots. I moved to Portland from the Kansas City area, where we had a large regional Maker Faire. You’d think that Portland’s smaller, Mini Maker Faire would be a bit of a… Read More

Don't Miss Maker Faire Kansas City

Kansas City is actually a pretty cool place to be a maker. It’s one of a few locations of the larger “featured” Maker Faires. The other locations are Detroit, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo. It’s still about one tenth the size of the World Maker Faire in New York, but over 10,000 attendees is still not bad. If you’re in the midwest, it’s worth the drive. Read More

ScrapKins a Hit at the Bay Area Maker Faire

One of the booths my son and I went to at the recent Maker Faire in the Bay Area was ScrapKins. There, we were taught how to take a toilet paper tube and turn it into a monster. My son was quite creative with his, but it is practically NSFW, in an eight-year-old boy kind of way. So instead, I’m showing you what some of the other kids at the Faire put together. Read More