Fab Lab Tulsa will host its fourth annual Mini Maker Faire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 27th at Expo Square’s Central Park Hall. The 2016 Tulsa Mini Maker Faire is the local version of the award-winning, family-friendly, national and international event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more. The goal is to make visible the projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day. The one day event, originated by Make Magazine, provides a showcase for makers ranging from hobbyist to professionals to show examples of their work and interact with others about it.
About Fab Lab Tulsa
The Tulsa Mini Maker Faire is hosted by Fab Lab Tulsa, a non-profit organization located in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood of Tulsa. Fab Lab Tulsa provides community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 1,000 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 78 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States. Furthermore, Fab Lab Tulsa is one of the top labs globally in terms of leadership, organization, support, size and capabilities, and an excellent example of the impact a fab lab can make on a community.
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 to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Tulsa.
Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.
About Make: Magazine:
Make: is 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.
Besides the magazine and the faire, Make:
and Maker Media is:
- a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
- a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
- a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
- Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
- a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.