3rd Annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire Set for March 13, 2016 – Tickets Now on Sale – Call for Makers Open
(Reston, Virginia, December 11, 2015) – Tech enthusiasts, inventors, entrepreneurs, and curious minds will gather March 13, 2016 in Reston, Virginia as the 3rd annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire comes to South Lakes High School and Langston Hughes Middle School.
The Maker Faire inspires, informs, connects, and entertains thousands of attendees in a family-friendly environment that showcases invention, creativity and resourcefulness and celebrates the Maker movement. It’s a place where Makers – inventors, technologists, crafters, artists, homesteaders, scientists, and everyone in between – show what they are making and share what they are learning.
More than 100 makers will share their knowledge through hands-on projects for adults and kids in areas from primitive tools and blacksmithing to drones and 3D printers. Makers from the 2015 Faire to return in 2016 include: Everest Gromoll, a South Lakes HS student, who taught himself to blacksmith; DC Area Drone User Group; Craig Trader’s Chaos Machine (a large automated marble machine); Nova Labs Learn to Solder; a working replica of R2D2 by Staunton Makerspace; and Vicky Somma, winner of 3D printed White House ornament. Faire-goers can participate in workshops, performances, short talks, and food trucks.
Tickets are now on sale at http://makerfairenova.com/
The 2016 Call for Makers is now at http://makerfairenova.com/cfm/
There will be a series of informational meetings for both makers and attendees to be held around the Northern Virginia area. See the website for dates and locations.
NoVa Mini Maker Faire is independently organized by Nova Labs and is operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. Sponsors and community partners include: Fairfax County Public Schools, Reston Community Center, Community Foundation of Northern Virginia,Fairfax Connector GEMS. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.