Well, Maker Fest is over, and it was fantastic! Check out photos and videos from it on our Events page. It was great to see folks interested in making from all over Dayton get together and share their hobbies.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But, Orville, I don’t want to wait another year to hang out with people building robots, railguns and backyard foundries!”. First, my name isn’t Orville. But more importantly, you don’t have to wait! This year Make It Dayton has partnered with Dayton History to have the first ever Dayton Mini Maker Faire. Come to Carillon Park on July 16th to enjoy the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!
That said, we can’t do it without Makers. So, if you have something you want to show off, teach or just talk to people about, fill out the registration form and help us make a Maker Faire! If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities or just have some questions, contact us through the form on this site, and we’ll be glad to work with you.
Form for Makers: http://goo.gl/forms/eccQZtjZg5
We’ll be streaming our Maker Fest speakers live today starting at 10 AM, and going all day! If you can’t make it to Tec^Edge, or just want to see it from your recliner, you can still hear about some of the awesome things happening in Dayton.
Link to speaker Live Stream: http://youtu.be/t7iKm4xq6Fk
Speaker Schedule: http://www.afmakerfest.org/schedule/
Edit: The stream has ended, but keep an eye out! We’ll be posting the videos to our YouTube channel.
Have you ever started a project, had it absorb your attention and then realize suddenly that you haven’t eaten since you entered your workspace at 9AM? Happens to us all the time. Luckily, that won’t be a problem at Maker Fest; 3 local food trucks will be there to ensure the making can go on uninterrupted! Thanks to
Lilia’s Outside Café –
PA’s Pork –
Just Jerk’s –
for coming to fuel Maker Fest; after all, an army of Makers runs on its stomach.
See you all at Maker Fest on Saturday!
This year, in addition to lots of great exhibits, there will be some Maker Meetups happening with Maker Fest. I know what you’re thinking: “Meetups within meetups? Where will it end?”. The answer is, it won’t, it’s meetups all the way down.
First, there’s the Miami Valley Mesh Alliance. In addition to their talk on Mesh Networks (1PM, don’t miss it!), they’ll be having their monthly group meeting at Maker Fest. The meeting is open to the public and starts at 9:30. It should be a good chance to find out more about amateur radio in Dayton.
Then, there’s the Miami Valley Knitting Guild. They’ll be holding a meetup for anyone and everyone interested in fiber arts. If you want to learn to knit, or have a project in progress that you just want to bring and work on while talking to other fiber folks, here’s your opportunity.
Finally, Dayton Diode is opening its doors for people to check out their makerspace. Find out more about Diode at Maker Fest, and then go check it out first hand. And, once Maker Fest is over and you’re looking for more makers to hang out with (because, really, can you ever get enough hanging out with makers?), Dayton Diode will be having an after party, starting at 7PM.
Basically there’s lots of opportunities for extra fun at Maker Fest, so we hope to see you there!
MCM Electronics, one of the sponsors of Maker Fest, has featured it on their blog! Check it out: MCM at Dayton Maker Fest
Hope to see you there!