And That’s A Wrap

MakerFaireLV2014_3106Over 5500 attendees experienced everything from trebuchets and rockets, to laser harps and dinosaurs at the first annual Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire. The show featured over 75 amazing makers all sharing their passion for creativity, innovation and the art of making.

If you have any pictures or stories about the event, please send them in so we can share them online. Until next year….happy making!

Photo credit: Andrew Terranova

The First Annual Leigh Valley Mini Maker Faire Is Just Days Away!

LehighValley_MMF_logos_logoWhen we first decided to have a Mini Maker Faire here in the Lehigh Valley we had hoped for 25, maybe 50, makers to participate. We’re happy to say that there will be almost 100 makers exhibiting  this Saturday at  SteelStacks. We are packed!

There will be rockets, knitting, historic machinery, dinosaurs, robots, 3D printers and more. Check out the list of maker here. If you live around the Lehigh Valley area, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Head on over to the  SteelStacks on Saturday April 26th (10am – 6pm), and check it out for yourself. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE!

 

Call for Makers Closes March 15th!

RocketMakerLast call for Makers! Yep, you’ve got until March 15th (midnight) to submit your application and be a part of the first annual Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire. We’re looking for more hackers, tinkerer, crafters, engineers, cooks, brewers, furniture makers, artists and more. If you make something, and want to share it with the community, we want you! Click here to submit your application.

Don’t forget to spread the word. The Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire is being held at SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on April 26th! Grab your friends, your kids, your parents, your friends parents (with permission) and come see all the amazing makers! Oh, and it’s FREE!

ArtsQuest Town Hall Update

ArtsQuest Town HallDespite all the people out purchasing vast quantities of bread and milk in preparation for winter storm Pax, the recent town hall at ArtsQuest was well-attended and a huge success. We made a lot of new connections, and it looks like we are adding another 20 makers to the roster.MakersWe had a dozen or so makers to help give the crowd a taste of what Maker Faire is all about. There were 3D printers, multi-copters, crafters, rockets, and more. Many thanks to all the makers who attended and participated. We really appreciate it.SteelStacksThe next town hall meeting hasn’t been scheduled yet, but keep checking our Twitter feed and website for all the latest news. And don’t forget to get the word out. We are still looking for makers to participate, and we want everyone to attend the event on April 26th. Remember it’s FREE! Until next time. Happy making!

Town Hall Meeting at ArtsQuest

Kid Maker PostcardWant to learn more about the first annual Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire? Come join us at our next Town Hall meeting at ArtsQuest on Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm. Learn how you can get involved, meet fellow makers, and check out the SteelStacks.

Are you a Maker? Our Call For Makers is now open! Apply now!

Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire Posters

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We have posters ready! We will be printing and distributing them ASAP. If you just can’t wait, you can download a PDF now. Thanks for all the support! We really appreciate it.

Quick Reminder: Our next Town Hall is tomorrow (February 12th, 6pm) at ArtsQuest. Hope to see you there!

Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire Town Hall Update

Town Hall at Hive4aWe held our first Town Hall meeting for the Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire at Hive4A’s hackerspace located in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown PA. We were thrilled to see so many people show up in support of the event.

The next Town Hall will be held on February 12th at 6pm over at ArtsQuest. Come join us for a first hand look at the location at SteelStacks, meet fellow makers, and talk to the show producers and production team.

Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire Town Hall

Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 9.12.24 PMWant to learn more about the first annual Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire? Our first Town Hall will be held at Hive 4A MakerSpace on Saturday, February 1st (2pm). Learn how you can get involved, meet fellow makers, and check out the Hive 4A MakerSpace. RSVP at the Make Lehigh Valley MeetUp page.

Are you a Maker? Our Call For Makers is now open! Cick the “Apply Here” link on the right to submit your application.

Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire at SteelStacks

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It’s hard to imagine a better location for a Mini Maker Faire. The SteelStacks are all covered in snow right now, but on April 26th we should be a lot warmer, and the streets will be filled with makers, hackers, crafters, builders, tinkerers, innovators and hopefully you. Click on the image for a larger panoramic image we took after an early planning meeting with ArtsQuest.

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