July 12, 2017 Melissa Lamar

Join us for the 3rd Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tunxis! Admission is free. This family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity is open to people of all ages who are interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, designing or connecting. Maker Faires serve as hands-on events that showcase projects other makers have worked on, while sharing new forms of innovation and experimentation across a range of disciplines.

Last year’s featured projects included: • Engineering • Robotics • 3-D printing  • Student projects • Custom tools • Science demonstrations • Design • Food/agriculture • Biotechnology • Wood, glass, and metal work

To attend, exhibit, sponsor or volunteer, visit: http://greaterhartfordmakerfaire.com/. More information from CBIA:

Calling All Makers!

Calling all makers, tinkerers, entrepreneurs, inventors, techies, scientists, engineers, artists, designers, performers, dreamers, and schemers!

We are looking for makers of all kinds to show their stuff and share their passion for making!

It’s time to get ready for the 3rd Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire and we need your creative, innovative projects to be a part of this exciting event!

What are the characteristics we are looking for as Makers?
A do-it-yourself project that is unique, inspiring, engaging, and interactive with observers. It tells a story. It might be a piece of art, a tool, or a project that does something different. It should be something that hasn’t been seen before, or at least by few people. It should not be for commercial purposes. The Maker needs to be there to demo and explain. It’s okay to take commercial things and do a “mash-up” that repurposes in unique and “ah hah” ways, like an underwater bicycle.

Who should apply for a Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire booth?
Local, regional, and national groups, clubs, individuals, schools, libraries, universities, and hobbyists who can demonstrate or actually show the making of their invention/craft/project in a contained booth setting or workshop.

What does it cost to exhibit?
Applicants who are chosen by a review panel to participate will receive a 10’x10’ area at no charge. A table and 2 chairs will be provided. Those applicants who also wish to offer their inventions/crafts/artwork for sale at Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire may be asked to pay a fee for their booth space.

To apply click here! https://greaterhartford.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/application/

Contact

General Information:

Lisa Buongiorno | Lisa Buongiorno@cbia.com | 860.244.1924

Ticket Information:

Therese Wallace | Therese.wallace@cbia.com | 860.244.1950

Media:

Meaghan MacDonald | Meaghan.MacDonald@cbia.com | 860.244.1957

Sponsorships:

Adam Ney | Adam.Ney@cbia.com | 860.244.1933

Volunteering:

Wendy Robicheau | WRobicheau@commnet.edu | 860.723.0075