2 years, 2 months ago Veronica GonzalesKeymaster
For those of you that might be interested in learning more about the Maker Movement at 3 upcoming events – Capitol Hill Maker Faire, Digital Fab & Maker Faire NOVA.
Capitol Hill Maker Faire
On June 24th, we have the 4th annual Capitol Hill Maker Faire. Hosted by the Nation of Makers along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, the event explores the movement driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovatorsthat is revolutionizing education through inquiry-based learning, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening American communities and their economy. Preceding the Faire, there will a series of panel discussions with leaders of the Maker movement discussing its impact on the economy, education, and community development.
Register for the Evening Maker Faire (5:30pm-8:30pm – Rayburn Cafeteria)
Register for the Maker Faire Panels (9am-3pm – 2044 Rayburn)
Digital Fab! Libraries Advance Entreprenueurship
On June 19th, from 12:30pm-2pm we’ll have a Digital Fab! in the Rayburn House Office Building, a showcase hosted by the American Library Association. All across America, libraries are advancing the maker economy by providing the general public access to technologies that are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry and fostering entrepreneurship. Join us for a hands-on experience with some of these tools through demonstrations by companies who provide our nation’s libraries with the technology for their makerspaces. Partners: American Library Association, Nation of Makers, Congressional Maker Caucus, 3D Herndon, Building Momentum, Matter Hackers, S&S Worldwode, Stemfinity
Register here: https://digital_fab.eventbrite.com
Maker Faire NoVa
On June 2nd, we have the largest Maker Faire in the region – NoVA Maker Faire. This is the can’t miss event in the region, and a great place to see all that making has to offer.
The Faire brings together an amazing collection of tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, metal workers, auto hackers, artists, teachers, and craftspeople from all over the northern virginia, Metro DC area and beyond! Our Maker Faire gives our local makers a chance to show us and tell us about what they’re making. We also have tons of hands on activities where you can learn how to make this stuff yourself!
Want to learn how to build a robot? Program an Arduino? Turn wood to make a bowl? Weld? Blacksmith? Build underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV)? Automate your garage door? Learn to solder? Fly or make a drone? Spin yarn from wool and knit? Recycle glass into beautiful tables and glass pieces? Or maybe just take-a-part something and learn how it works? You can do it at the Maker Faire NoVa.
Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-faire-nova-2019-tickets-53836749166
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