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Maker Mini Challenges with Mike Elko

Stephen Parker of AroundFortWayne.com talks with Mike Elko about Maker Mini Challenges that took place throughtout event weekend.

Maker Faire Entertainment Schedule

It’s nearly that time of year again – Maker Faire is this weekend.

Come see Kenny Bergle and his band of merry mates as the Musical Therapy Lab kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday.  At 4:00 the Memorial Park 8th Grade Jazz Band will play for your enjoyment.  

On Sunday the schedule starts with the beautiful vocals of Hope Arthur at 12:00 then Lance Hoeppner plays original music at 2:00 followed by Mark O’Shaughnessy who ends the day’s live musical performances.

DJ Toxic Pockets will provide musical interludes throughout the weekend.

Come check out these awesome Music Makers and all the other fun activities of Maker Faire Fort Wayne 2013!


Help Us Help You at the Maker Faire Swatch-O-Rama

So what is a Swatch-O-Rama?  We are working to bring fabric artists, quilters and crafters a special treat this year.  Clean out your craft drawers and bring your “junk” to the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire!* We’ll provide the space. You provide the fabric, threads, yarns, needles, paper, stamps and any items Makers, Crafters or Quilters might consider treasures for use in their projects. Bring to Maker Faire* and Swap away – it’s free!

Caseys Quilted Star ArtMaker Faire Fort Wayne* fan favorite Casey Drudge known for his TekVenture Chain Reaction Challenge machines and 3D quilt work will be back this year. Come see Casey’s ode to Rube Goldberg machines and totally unique approach to quilting. He might even swap you a swatch to include in his next art piece.

* Event tickets available for purchase at makerfairefortwayne.eventbrite.com or at the door.

Have Just a Few Hours to Spare?

Volunteer a shift or two at Maker Faire Fort Wayne and receive free entry and a T-shirt. In fact, you can even print your own if so inclined – you just have to design the art first.

It’s easy to register and you get to see tasks and times available to meet your busy schedule. We have many, many slots to fill so share a little time while meeting truly innovative people, seeing cool projects and learning new things you never knew you wanted to learn. We might work you like a dog but you’ll leave the Faire with a smile, possibly a new friend, and more than likely, a spark of a new idea or way of doing things.

Please let tell your friends and get them to volunteer at the Faire. They’ll thank you in the end.

The Power Racing Series to Pit Stop in Fort Wayne!

We’re approaching 10 registered teams at Fort Wayne’s Stop of the Power Racing Series. The series is much like a NASCAR event only teams are racing modified electric kid’s cars.  Other stops along this year’s Maker Faire circuit include San Mateo, CA, Kansas City, Detroit and World Maker Faire New York

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

to be held Sept. 21 & 22, just a week after our Faire. Over 250,000 people might have seen some of these teams race.

We have a few lanes open so register your team in the Series or just drag race through obstacles of sand, water, gravel and mulch.

The Mad Rocketeers are Coming

Mad Sasquatch Rocketry is a small model rocket group from SE Michigan that will join us for the first time this year. They have over 50 rockets between its members including a clear model so you can see how they fit everything inside. 

They use rockets made from kits and others built from scratch using black Poser Estes engines and basic materials such as cardboard, balsa fins, a plastic nose cone, and glue.

Mad Sasquatch Rocketry loves to build, paint and fly rockets so don’t be surprised if you see rockets flying at the Faire. Our dream come true.

As an added treat, they’ll be showing off a fully-functional Giant Operation Game that guests are encouraged to play. The nose even lights up and sounds an alarm when you touch the sides. Come to Maker Faire to test your hand at this unique version of the nostalgic game.
Mad Sasquatch Rocketry Giant Operation Game

Printable Maker Faire Flier to Share with Friends

This is a shout out to graphic designer Jason McFarland of Ferguson Advertising! Jason has volunteered his time to design all print materials for Maker Faire Fort Wayne over the last 2+ years. Thanks Jason!

His latest piece is the 2013 EVENT FLYER. Please pass it on to friends and those who might consider becoming a Maker or attending our upcoming event.

Fliers, Posters and Save-the-date-cards are in production as we speak. If you would like materials to distribute to your school class, church group, employee network or others, let us know and we’ll get you a batch.


Deadline to Submit 2013 Call for Makers Extended to August 16!

Deadline to Submit 2013 Call for Makers Extended to August 16!