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Call For Makers - NoCo Mini Maker Faire 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014
​​Call for Makers is Open!

Applications will be accepted in July and August for Maker Participation

A hands-on celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness

Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Colorado’s largest Maker Event to be held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this hands-on celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness canfind out more and apply at www.nocomakerfaire.com.  TheNoCo Mini Maker Faire particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.  The Call for Makers is open from now through August 31.  

 

The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy.  The things we make define us as a society and build our future.  The people who invent, create, and make have the power to change the world.

 

This unique family-friendly event draws makers from all over the State to celebrate their unbridled creativity. Last year’s event drew thousands of makers and families from across the Rocky Mountain region and this year will be even bigger and better!  We’re creating a wide range of amazing Showcases to show off all of the wonderful things you are making – take a look and join us!  

 

Fly me to the Moon!
Aerospace, rockets and propulsion, things that take flight.

 

Making the Future – Youth entrepreneurship:
Including a Youth Entrepreneurs marketplace, Middle School Innovation Center, CSU Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Artisan Hall:
Metal arts, folk arts, woodworking, glassblowing, textiles spinning and weaving, quilting, natural products

 

Innovation to Commercialization:

Idea creation, Design and Entrepreneurship -  desktoptools, prototyping, market launch services, inventors

Manufacturing/Tools of Production – CNC Milling, 3 D printing, Digitizing, tools manufacturers, craftsman, tool shop, machine shop

 

Fun & Games:
Cardboard Challenge, Sculpture Games, Legos, Toy Hack

 

Robotics:
Statewide Robotics competition/Action Works, Robotics Experiences and presentations

 

Tech tinkerers:
Electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the amazing things you do with them! Fort Collins Museum of Discovery take-apart electronics, Sparkfun Soldering booth

 

STEAM Celebration:
Innovation in education and youth STEAM projects (STEM + A for Arts)

 

Arts/Creativity:
Connectivity paint, wire, National tech artists, Steampunk, fine arts and urban arts

 

Mad Scientists:
Colorado Labs – NIST, NCAR, CIRES, NREL….., science exhibitors

 

Pedal Power and Creative Cars:
bikes, boards, scooters, Nerdy Derby, CSU race team, art cars

 

Character Creators:
Making Stories, presentations from national Animators  andComic Book creators, R2D2s, Stormtroopers, Dalek, CosPlay

 

Cultivate:
Local food and cultivation

 

In addition, we are creating collaborations throughout the region to bring you community projects that will knock your socks off!  We’re bringing in a manufacturing career faire, a VIP Maker Mixer, and a community-wide art project that you’ll be able to help create!  Stay tuned for more….

 

The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, the NoCo Faire is supported by Presenting Sponsor by SparkFun Electronics.  Additional Community Sponsors include Action Works Educational Non-Profit and the City of Loveland. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the websiteat www.nocomakerfaire.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nocominimakerfaire.