- What: Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire 2013
- When: March 23, 2013 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: The Concourse at 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Hudson, FL
- Why: To celebrate the inventive spirit that makes living and learning fun, productive and worthwhile!
What’s a Maker Faire?
A Maker Faire is place where we celebrate the processes of learning and doing, and where we share our discoveries, curiosities, inventions, innovations and ideas as inquisitive, explorative amateurs. Tampa Bay Mini Maker is a celebration of regional do-it-yourself (DIY) character and spirit.
Our Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faires are family-friendly events showcasing both established and emerging local “makers” – of machines, robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and food, and educational workshops and installations and much much more!
About Learning is for Everyone
Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is organized by Learning is for Everyone, Inc. , a non–profit education resource organization empowering families and individuals with information and networking resources at all levels of learning, at all stages of life, on the web and off. Our goal is to support the Curiosity Driven Life – to help inspire the lifelong love of learning that we all need to live intentionally, meaningfully and successfully in the 21st century.
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 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Tampa Bay.
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. Subscribe here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE 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 book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.