Denver Mini Maker Faire spotlights tinkerers, inventors May 3-4 at National Western Complex

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday April 16, 2014 0 comments Tags: Action Works, Aleph Objects, COIN, CSU, Denver, Epilog Lasers, Making Progress L3C, SparkFun Electronics

DENVER - The first-ever Denver Mini Maker Faire will be held May 3-4 at the National Western Complex.

The family-friendly event will feature makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers displaying and demonstrating their hobbies, projects and home-grown technologies, organizers said.

The event will include a life-size fire-breathing dragon, robotics with hands-on experience, a soldering workshop from SparkFun Electronics, Sculpture Games, rocket propulsion workshop with Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 3D printing demonstrations, science experiments and much more.

The Denver Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the original Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area that annually draws more than 100,000 people from around the world.

A Northern Colorado Maker Faire was held in Loveland last fall and drew thousands of attendees.

Sponsors of the Denver Mini Maker Faire include SparkFun Electronics, Action Works STEM programs, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Epilog Lasers, Aleph Objects, Destination Imagination, CSU and the Colorado Office of Innovation (COIN).

The event is produced by Making Progress L3C in collaboration with Action Works.

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