PRLog - Sep. 11, 2012 - Maker Faire is coming to Atlanta! The second annual Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012 on the Tech Walkway at The Georgia Institute for Technology from 10am to 5pm.
Featuring both established and emerging local “Makers,” the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is a free family-friendly celebration featuring speakers, workshops, and exhibits on topics such as robotics, green tech, electric vehicles, vintage computing, 3D printing, textile arts, home fabrication, and much more.
There are currently 70 Makers scheduled to present at the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire. A complete list of Makers and creators will be listed and featured on www.makerfaireatl.com. Last year's event drew a crowd of over 3500.
Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is made possible by sponsorship from Make Magazine, Georgia Tech GVU Center, Georgia Tech Invention Studio, Georgia Tech Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mailchimp, Scoutmob, and Big Blue Saw.
About Georgia Tech Invention Studio: The Invention Studio opened its doors in October 2008, offering all Georgia Tech students tools and resources to develop innovative projects in a collaborative environment. The invention studio is primarily intended for students in ME4182, the capstone design course, but welcomes any students working on creative projects, regardless of major. http://inventionstudio.gatech.edu/
About Maker Faire: Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including this Mini Maker Faire.
About MAKE Magazine: MAKEis the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
About O'Reilly Media: O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.
Tech Walkway physical address:
349 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
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