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The team at TurtleDragon3D has over 40 years of combined professional experience in product development. Their skills include 3D modelling, 2D drafting, 3D printing, firmware development, software development, electronic design and assembly. These skills are made available to commercial clients and to Makers at a Maker-friendly cost. TurtleDragon3D’s booth will have samples of 3D printed items with lighting, moving components, and electronics for you to play with.
In addition to making things with sticks and yarn, kim spins yarns on a spinning wheel and stories with pen and paper. She also felts and makes art on canvas and wood.
This year at makers faire she’s gathering a group of folks that knit and spin and generally get down with Fibre craft of any kind. If you want to hang out and learn to knit, we will have yarn and knitting needles and folks that can show you how.
Zaffi Green is an artist, educator and writer. She works primarily with paper and fabric, repurposing old, used, recycled, or discarded items into pretty functional pieces you can use around the house.
Come meet Zaffi at this years Mini Maker Faire on May 28th
The kids are all right. Coast secondary school students responded enthusiastically for a call for submissions to illustrate this year’s Mini Maker Faire theme, “RE” (as in: re-use, re-pair, re-make, re-cycle…) Faire organizers selected the playful graphic created by Chatelech’s Anais Bayle, pictured above with Faire Co-executive Producer Bryan Cramer.
The 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday May 28 at Gibsons’ Dougall Park, will celebrate the collaborations and creations of over 65 CoastMakers members and their business and non-profit organization partners. Now proudly part of the global Maker Faire movement, CoastMakers are stoked. With inspiration from ‘super-makers’ and the kids’ enthusiasm and out-of-the-box concepts, it’s going to be a crazy, fun and interesting family-friendly afternoon.
Makers of all ages are invited to share their inventions, creations, repurposing, wisdom and more. Show us how to improve our world! Register online
They help make the Faire a reality! Sponsors receive generous and very visible recognition on event advertising, at the Faire site and on the website. And the appreciation and gratitude of the young makers? It’s priceless.
We’ll have more stats for you once we’ve recovered our wits after a huge day at the 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire, but we can say that it exceeded expectations – again – and shows the demand on the Coast for the maker movement and STEM education.
26+ Makers, 12 workshops offered in multiple slots throughout the day, a booming hot dog stand benefiting Gibsons Elementary School, speakers on the main stage and a gazillion kids having an amazing time…
Are we doing it again for 2017? Absolutely! If you’d like to join the Mini Maker Faire crew head first to http://www.coastmakers.com and join us there. Planning for 2017 will begin this fall.
In the meantime, here’s the photostream from yesterday – let us know if you have some images or video you’d like to add!