“The Denver Mini Maker Faire is the kind of event that keeps Colorado a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship while kindling enthusiasm for science, creative industries and manufacturing.” - Governor John Hickenlooper
DENVER – June 5, 2015 – Come one, come all, to the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science June 13-14 where local and regional makers, leaders of Colorado’s maker revolution, will be showcasing their talents in science, technology, crafting, arts, and wild creativity for a two-day interactive, fun-filled event.
Participants in this year's Denver Mini Maker Faire will find over 115 Makers with hands-on demos, exhibits and activities featuring electronics, design, music, new technology and the crazy things that are made when these things come together. From Monkey Hunter Physics and a Drone Obstacle course to a Synthesizer Petting Zoo, there is something for everyone, say the event’s producers.
The Denver Mini Maker Faire helps kick off the national Week of Making, established by the Obama Administration to mark the one-year anniversary of last year’s White House Maker Faire. The Week of Making is scheduled for June 12-18, and will coincide with the National Maker Faire in D.C., featuring makers from across the country.
“Today’s DIY is tomorrow’s Made in America,” said President Obama in support of the maker movement.
This year’s highlights of the Denver Mini Maker Faire include over 115 Rocky Mountain makers, inventors and artisans showcasing their DIY creativity at this unique, interactive event.
Bring the family to tinker, play and be inspired:
- Make music at the Science of Music exhibit, where you can build your own instruments and participate in a synthesizer petting zoo
- Experiment and create electrifying art with Sparkfun’s Paint with Code electrically conductive paint and Liteseeds LED stickers
- Build an Art Car with the “Cartists” from Trinidad’s ArtoCade and take a ride on Kinetic Sculptures
- Become a mad scientist – participate in experiments with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Denver Mad Scientists
- Create whatever you can imagine at the Cardboard Challenge or at Denver Public Library’s Toy Hack
- Drive a robot or fly a quadcopter
- Check out urban art, Steampunk creations, and more
- Visit over 100 maker, inventor and artisan exhibits
- Chat with Star Wars’ R2-D2 and Watch Out for Dr. Who’s mutant Daleks!
- Try your hand at pottery, blacksmithing, welding and experimenting with tools of all kinds
- Join 100s of teachers, innovators and creatives as part of the Colorado MakerEd Initiative
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education, is proud to host the 2015 Denver Mini Maker Faire®. General admission to the Museum is included in your 2015 Denver Mini Maker Faire event ticket (excludes IMAX and Planetarium). The event will be held inside and outside the Museum, rain or shine. No refunds due to weather will be given. Free parking is available but alternative transportation is encouraged.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
About the Denver Mini Maker Faire
The Denver Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com
) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics
, and Make Magazine
. Colorado Maker Sponsors
include Epilog Laser
, and Aleph/Lulzbot 3D printers
. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the website at www.denvermakerfaire.org
. The Denver Mini Maker faire is independently produced by Colorado Maker Hub in collaboration with Maker Media.About the Colorado Maker Hub
The mission of the Colorado Maker Hub
, an educational nonprofit 501c3 organization, is to inspire, inform and connect Colorado Makers by producing Mini Maker Faires and creating opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration among the diverse innovation community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, inventors, hobbyists, science clubs, students and entrepreneurs. Connect with the Colorado Maker Hub online at http://www.comakerhub.org
, on Facebook
.About the Denver Museum for Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit dmns.org
, or call 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook
, and Instagram
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