Thanks for Attending!

thankyouThe 2016 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire was a huge success! We had 3,000 attendees and 90+ exhibiting makers, speakers, performers, and workshops, which made for a great day of celebrating New Orleans maker culture! From the planning team and the folks at Bricolage Academy, we’d like to thank everyone who attended, special guests Bob Clagett (I Like To Make Stuff) and Big Chief David Montana (Washitaw Nation), all of our speakers and performers, and most important all of our makers. We hope you had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Order your official T-shirts before April 17th. T-shirts are only available online. These shirts are the dark blue with gray ink version of the volunteer shirts that you saw walking around the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire. Order yours today and show your New Orleans maker pride!

VIP badges are still available! It’s not too late to get your hands on one of the limited edition, hackable VIP Badges that you might have seen walking around the Maker Faire. Featuring a 3.3v Arduino Pro Mini clone, this badge is a great way to get started learning Arduino, or for use in projects requiring a tiny microcontroller. We have some badges left over and are selling them at cost ($35), so if you want one please send an email to info@nolamakerfaire.com.

See photos from the big day. Check out photos from the event as we add them.

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Picture Perfect Day

The 3rd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire was picture perfect, from the weather to the buzzing atmosphere. Check out our photo album to see all the makers, performances, speakers and workshops that rounded out the day. We can’t wait to see you at next year’s Faire!

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Tips for Attending Maker Faire

The 3rd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held today, Saturday April 9th from 10am – 4pm, so here’s some basic information to help orient you to the event. Get ready for an exciting day!

GENERAL
New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is a fun, casual day of exploration, learning and spectacle. Dress comfortably for the weather – while there are indoor exhibits, makers will be located primarily outdoors at the Bricolage Campus. Also, you may encounter and make things involving robots, bubbles, soldering irons, LED lights, arts & crafts, 3D printers, drones, and more!

Doors open at 10am, and the event will run until 4pm. In addition to maker exhibits, projects, and activities running all day long, the schedule for the day will feature some great talks and performances including featured speaker Bob Clagett of I Like To Make Stuff, a panel discussion on Making STEAM More Inclusive, a panel on Making: Past Present, and Your Future, a performance by The New Orleans SteamCOG Orchestra, and much, much more! We have a great day of events for you to check out, so review the schedule and grab your seats early because these talks and workshops are sure to fill up fast! Download the full schedule here, or view the schedule on your mobile phone here.

And of course, what would be a Maker Faire without makers? Check out the full lineup of makers here: http://nolamakerfaire.com/makers

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will take place rain or shine! We will have maker exhibits both indoors and outdoors; the weather looks like it’s going to be sunny so be sure to dress appropriately, drink plenty of water, and wear sunscreen.

T-SHIRTS
Official New Orleans Mini Maker Faire T-shirts are available online only. Place your order by April 17th at http://booster.com/nolamakerfaire.

DIRECTIONS
The 2016 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will take place on the Bricolage Academy campus at 3368 Esplanade Ave.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
To get to the 2016 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, please consider either using public transportation or riding a bike. For public transportation, the City Park Streetcar, RTA Bus Route 90,(Carrollton) and RTA Bus Route 91 (Jackson-Esplanade) will all get you to the event. If you would like to ride a bike, Esplanade’s bike lane makes for a nice and easy ride.

Parking is limited to on-street parking in the surrounding neighborhood as well as at City Park. Please be sure to park in legal parking spots and be respectful of the neighbors.

FOOD
We will have great food trucks and vendors including Honey Bee, Cocoa and Cream, Pirate Pizza, and Taylor Made Wings On The Geaux. The Bricolage Community Association will be selling concessions.

CONNECTING

Tweet to us @NolaMakerFaire and use the hashtag #nolamakers
Like us on Facebook and share your experiences with us!

Meet Your Maker: Washitaw Nation Big Chief David Montana

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Mardi Gras Big Chief David Montana

What is a maker? That question is at the center of the Maker Movement. Here in New Orleans, we have a long history of making, beyond the traditional tinkering-robotics-DIY definition of the word. NOLA’s rich culture of art, music and food make us contenders for one of the making-est cities on the planet.

Some might argue that the Mardi Gras Indians are among the original NOLA makers, people who create elaborate cultural artifacts with their own hands and a serious dose of diligence. That’s why New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is so proud to welcome Washitaw Nation Big Chief David Montana. He will be presenting The Art of Mardi Gras Indian Costume Making, complete with one of his masterpiece costumesDon’t miss this impressive in-person display of a key part of our city’s rich culture and history.

What: Washitaw Nation Big Chief David Montana presents The Art of Mardi Gras Indian Costume Making
When: Saturday, April 9th from 11:45am-12:45pm
Where: Resistor Room at Bricolage Academy, 3368 Esplanade Ave.

Schedule of Events announced!

The official schedule of Speakers, Presentations, Workshops, and Performances has been released! Featuring: Bob Clagett of I Like To Make Stuff, a panel discussion on Making STEAM More Inclusive, a panel on Making: Past Present, and Your Future, a performance by The New Orleans SteamCOG Orchestra, and much, much more! We have a great day of events for you to check out, so review the schedule and grab your seats early because these talks and workshops are sure to fill up fast! Download the full schedule here.