The inaugural New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held tomorrow, Saturday April 5th, 2014, so here’s some basic information to help orient you to the event. Get ready for an exciting day!
New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is a fun, casual day of exploration, learning and spectacle. Dress comfortably – makers will be located both inside and outside of the Lyons Recreation Center (weather permitting). Also, you may encounter and make things involving robots, bubbles, soldering irons, LED lights, sewing, water balloons and more!
Doors open at 10am, and the event will run until 5pm. In addition to maker exhibits, projects, and activities running all day long, the schedule for the day will feature talks and performances, including a very special guest, Sylvia Martinez, coauthor of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Sylvia will be presenting the topic “Why Can’t School Be More Like Maker Faire.”
11:00 am: Tippy Tippens (Matter NOLA): “Introduction to Slipcasting”. Location: BCM Room
11:30 am: Travis Andrews (Propeller): “Technology and Public Relations: Marketing your Tech to Journalists (Q&A)”. Location: BCM Room
12:00 pm: Brown Coat Brass Band (Krewe of Chewbacchus). Location: Main auditorium
12:30 pm: Kody Najarian (Advanced Magnetic Propulsions): “Intro to 3D Printing”. Location: BCM Room
1:30 pm: Sylvia Martinez: The coauthor of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom: “Why Can’t School Be More Like Maker Faire.” Location: BCM Room
2:00 pm: Noisician Coalition. Location: Main auditorium
2:30 pm: Cole Wiley and Michael Cousins (Wiley Cousins): “Open Source Hardware and Software, and Why It Matters”. Location: BCM Room
The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will take place rain or shine! In case of rain, we will be relocating our outdoor makers inside, but the majority of the event will be taking place indoors anyways. Perfect for getting out of the rain for the day!
Adult: $10 (plus fees if paying with credit card) Children under 16: Free!
There will be a line to buy tickets at the door, so buy your ticket online and skip the line!
Some of our makers will be selling things, and we will have food options available for purchase. Most vendors should take credit cards, but we do not have an ATM on site so bring some cash to be safe.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
We are excited to be able to present some great food options for our attendees! Read more about them here, or check out the list:
Crêpes à la Cart: Parisian-style crêpes filled with happiness.
Grilling Shilling: Barbeque from the best.
Pirate Pizza: Served from a pirate ship.
Lyons Center Booster Club: Support the awesome Lyons Center!
- Tweet to us @NolaMakerFaire and use the hashtag #nolamakers
- Like us on Facebook and share your experiences with us
Join us after the Maker Faire at the NOLA Brewing Co.’s Tap Room for a Maker’s Happy Hour. Everyone (ove 21) is welcome to come! Located at 3001 Tchoupitoulas, the Tap Room is 5 blocks away from the Lyons Center. NOLA Brewing Co. will donate a percentage of the beer sales to our non-profit beneficiary, the Bricolage Academy.