Mini-Maker Faire

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 50 Union Sq Somerville MA 02143  See map

The following is from the Somerville Arts Council:

About the Event:

Join producer Artisan’s Asylum for Somerville’s first Maker Faire. Springboarding from the Make Magazine faire efforts that began in 2006, Somerville’s faire will demonstrate local technology efforts by engineers, hobbyists, and tinkerers. Come check out what regional maker organizations are doing! Electronics workshops will be given by Sparkfun Electronics. Other workshops will demonstrate how to make stop-motion animations, how to build a geodesic dome, and how to make Shaganolin art and rockets. In addition, crowds will enjoy the acoustic guitar sounds of musician Thea Hopkins.

Other booths will include snake robots from Artisans Asylum, small insect robots from ArcBotics, Mesa Mundi Multi-Touch Tables, a collection of home-built bikes by Frankenbikes, wearable art from TRACIMOC, woodturning at the Asylum, a miniature bowling-ball pinsetter machine, Rascal Micro computers for art and science, CEMI-Automatik’s programmable music player, Paul Carson’s custom- built bicycles, Found Art Assemblage Mosaics, Creative Outlet Lamps, wood carving from Lynwood Designs,Wiblocks & iblocks, an introduction to H3XL (the makerspace for all ages), Imaginary Cartography, a gigantic rideable baby carriage, an introduction to the Cambridge Science Festival, Bubblegons laser-cut 3d sculpture shapes, a 3D printing demo, Easy-Macro cell phone camera lenses, the Lightning Tree, the Social Candy Machine, the Node.JS tank robot, and Mineways 3D printed Minecraft objects.

About Artisan’s Asylum

Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., is a non-profit community craft studio located near Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Its mission is to make creative expression a way of life, and it fulfills its mission by providing affordable public access to professional manufacturing facilities, project storage space, private studio space, craft education programs, and a large inclusive community of everyone from professional craftspeople to hobbyists. If you need to make something in Somerville, the Asylum is the place for you!

For more info about Mini-Maker Faire contact Joe Schlesinger at joe@arcbotics.com or visit www.makerfairesomerville.com

About ArtsUnion: A Spotlight on the Culture and Diversity of Union Square

The Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion Project is an initiative designed to boost the cultural economic development of Union Square, Somerville.ArtsUnion presents numerous events and markets, develops and leads cultural and historical tours, commissions street furniture and public art, and has revised zoning to provide incentives for arts related development in the Square.The Somerville Arts Council and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development created ArtsUnion. Our 2011 partners include Artisan’s Asylum, ArtSomerville, Massachusetts Alliance for Portuguese Speakers, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission, Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville Open Studios and Union Square Main Streets. Generous funding for the initiative is provided by the Massachu- setts Cultural Council’s John and Abigail Adams Program and the City of Somerville.


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