CELEBRATE OUR 5th ANNIVERSARY FAIRE IN STYLE!
Welcome to the Fifth Anniversary Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire, presented by Schurz High School , the Urban School Foundation, and Christina Pei! For those of you who are new to Maker Faire, it is the largest celebration of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) in the world. Maker Faire is a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done. Our Faire is the most diverse in the world, and we invite you to participate in teaching and learning for all ages and interests! If you have an awesome project to showcase, share it here:
Reserve your maker table at Schurz High School on Saturday, May 7, 2016. We will be accepting applications until April 1. There is no cost to makers to present and it’s FREE for your friends to attend! Makers will also be featured on our website and advertisements.
Questions? Contact us at CNSmakerfaire@gmail.com
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Want to configure your own Raspberry Pi? Want to make your own electronic dice kit?
Check out Chicago Electronic Distributors, a proud sponsor of Mini Maker Faire Chicago. We so pleased to have them back to the Faire. Chicago Electronics Distributors offers a variety of electronics for purchase from Arduino kits to Useless Machines and all sorts of amazing projects. Started in 2013 by Craig LeMoyne, the company has grown in its three years and has had over 15,000 orders from 40 countries. He explains that the mission of Chicago Electronics Distributors is “to provide consumers with the best in maker electronics.” He wants people to know that electronics are easy to make. He explains: “Don’t be scared to play with electronics. There is lots of help online, great tutorials, just dive right in!” One suggestion for beginners is to start with an Arduino and make a light blink.
In addition to new Raspberry Pi units, they have exciting new products from SeeedStudio and the “Useless Machine” from SpikenzieLabs. They also are the exclusive North American distributor of Cyntech Products. That’s really exciting!
For the Faire, Chicago Electronics Distributors is super excited to meet new and pre-existing customers such as Transfer Electric. They love showing off their products. The Maker Movement is exciting and they are pleased to get people excited about engineering. CED is planning on bringing a variety of kits to showcase some products including the Useless Machine, Grove Indoor Environmental Kit for Intel ® Edison from Seeed Studio, and much more. They also plan to have a Raspberry Pi demonstration so watch out for that. And they’ll definitely have various kits for purchase.
We look forward to seeing The Chicago Electronic Distributors there!
Have you always wanted to show people that awesome thing you made that time? Or that cool thing you do? If you’ve been thinking about being a maker at the second annual Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside, now is the time to act! The Call for Makers has been extended for one more weekend, until April 30th!
Check out our list of last year’s makers for inspiration. Or bring something Chicago hasn’t yet seen!
Questions? Contact us at ChicagoNorthsideMF@gmail.com
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