Save the Date for the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire at Delgado

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See Delgado’s Fab Lab at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 22, brought to you by Bricolage Academy.

We are thrilled to announce that the fourth annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, presented by Bricolage Academy of New Orleans, will be taking place on April 22, 2017, at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center. Last year we hosted 95 Makers and welcomed more than 3,000 visitors to our event, our biggest turnout yet.

This year, our partner, Delgado, brings something new and innovative to our Faire this year with its Fab Lab.

What exactly is a Fab Lab?

The Fab Lab is a place where anyone can build (almost) anything! This hub for educators and Makers in New Orleans is resource of cutting edge equipment and comprehensive instruction, open to the community at large. The Fab Lab serves as a collaborative space for exploration and experimentation. In other words, it’s every Maker’s dream.

“The Fab Lab is a place to innovate and explore with building,” says Sam Provenza, Fab Lab Manager, “To have access to equipment that wouldn’t be normally attainable to most people.”

From laser cutters to a shop bot, this Lab is pretty fab! It offers an electronics suite, a robotics suite, and soldering stations. You’ll also find 3D printers with interchangeable heads, opening up a world of possibility when it comes to using various printing materials. There’s even a mini 3D router, which Provenza says is the equivalent of a reverse 3D printer—removing material to make a detailed three-dimensional object rather than adding material. Its scanner function will transfer an object to CAD software, which saves a lot of time.

“If you’re trying to do a reproduction of something, you don’t have to do it manually,” Provenza says.

You may be wondering exactly what kinds of things can be created in the Lab. Provenza has an answer for that:

“I don’t know, and that’s what’s great,” he says. “It’s whatever [a Maker’s] idea is.  This is a place people can come and explore and delve into the kinds of projects they’re interested in.”

STEAM at it’s finest. Right here in New Orleans. And you can experience it in person at the fourth annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on April 22, 2017 at Delgado.

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Coming Soon: Call for Makers

Makers, get ready… the time is almost here for our annual Call for Makers!

Last year, we hosted 95 Makers and welcomed 3,000 guests. New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is in its fourth year, and we aim to make this event our biggest yet. We encourage all Makers to apply because this is the place to be for Makers from all walks of life. Tinkerers, inventors, innovators, artists, chefs, Mardi Gras krewes… whatever your talent or interest, come showcase it at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire! Be a part of the culture of art, design, and DIY that has made New Orleans one of America’s most unique cities.

Join us for our next Maker Happy Hour at Urban South Brewery on Thursday, October 7 from 6-8pm. Rub elbows with Makers and Maker Enthusiasts, plus enjoy a special tour of Urban South Brewery. The best part? This will be your first chance to sign up to be a Maker at the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire! Your FREE TICKET is your drink ticket, so be sure to register! We look forward to seeing you at this exciting kick off event. With your support, this year’s Faire is going to be bigger than ever.


Volunteer to Help Plan the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire

Are you a Maker or someone who’s passionate about the Maker culture? We Want YOU to volunteer to join our Planning Team and help make the 2017 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire a reality. We need good people like you to help us put together the Greatest Show (And Tell) On Earth! Email us to get involved.

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