Get yourselves to thee NoVa Mini Maker Faire.

What are you waiting for? Get yourselves to thee NoVa Mini Maker Faire. Tickets On Sale Now (and cheaper than buying at the door). Tickets On Sale Now (and cheaper than buying at the door). More details about the event are available http://ift.tt/1gMtw54 or to just get your tickets fast, visit http://ift.tt/1wCbLJA

Meet the Makers: Vicky Somma

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Vicky Somma won the White House 3d Printing Christmas Ornament Contest. But if that’s not enough for you, she only worked on her beautiful creation after her two sons had gone to bed – she is the Maker After Midnight! She even taught herself how to use Blendr, a 3d modeling software. After she has completed the design she sends it to Shapeways to be printed. That’s right, she doesn’t own a 3d printer! Her cheery designs are open source and customizable. She will be giving a talk on how to 3d model and design without owning a 3d printer, 12:30 Langston Hughes Lecture Hall {and she will also have a booth with some of her marvelous creations.}
Her story proves that everyone has time to make if they want to, although most of us won’t be talented enough to create our way to the White House (and Michelle Obama’s Instagram feed :).

Meet the Makers: Art Bots

Presented by the Children’s Science Center:

Artbots are small, creative creations that use markers, vibrating motors, and/or any other components to create unique and colorful art. Artbots can be as simple or complex as makers want them to be, and the wide variety of materials that can be used allow for lots of creativity and flexibility in what artbots look like and what art they will produce! Using recycled materials in fun and unexpected ways brings creativity to the functionality of everyday objects. Robots are sometimes seen as feats of engineering marvel, but any maker can create bots!

Come see and make these fun gizmos at the 2015 NoVa Mini Maker Faire. Tickets are on sale now!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Series Showcasing Maker Women Lindy Westenhoff

(Tasking Elizabeth with blog posting for today!)

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Series Showcasing Maker WomenLindy Westenhoff

Lindy Westenhoff, an avid maker, will be running an interactive origami booth at the 2015 NoVa Mini Maker Faire.
Origami is a 2,00 year old tradition which turns mere paper into simple and beautiful creations. She will be bringing many of her own creations, including, but not limited to, modular origami, which incorporates multiple pieces of paper. In addition, she will teach beginner attendees how to create their very own heart, cup, and/or bird. More advanced attendees are welcome to share their origami knowledge, and add to Lindy’s chain of 1,000 paper cranes, which is a symbol of wholesomeness and good luck in Japanese culture.
This booth will teach attendees the importance of simplicity and many engineering lessons as they perfect their creations.

Girl Day

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Get yourselves to thee NoVa Mini Maker Faire.

What are you waiting for? Get yourselves to thee NoVa Mini Maker Faire. Tickets On Sale Now (and cheaper than buying at the door). Tickets On Sale Now (and cheaper than buying at the door). More details about the event are available http://ift.tt/1gMtw54 or to just get your tickets fast, visit http://ift.tt/1wCbLJA

Still Looking for a Few More Good Men & Women for Volunteer Spots

Volunteers

If you donate a couple of hours to helping us at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire, we can get you a free ticket (two tickets if you help with parking), an awesome t-shirt and early access to the event. Read more on our website and then….

signup

It’s the morning, so a Coffee Hack ;-)

Popcorn Popper Coffee Roaster

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Buying raw beans and roasting them yourself is an inexpensive way to enjoy the freshest coffee. You don’t even need to buy an expensive coffee roaster; this homemade  roaster, made from a popcorn popper does the job just as well, with the bonus of giving your broken popcorn popper a new lease on life. More

Many Thanks to Our Latest sponsor: School for Tomorrow

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Many thanks for the School for Tomorrow for sponsoring this year’s faire!

School for Tomorrow (SFT) is a groundbreaking, nonprofit, model independent school committed to serving a diversity of students in grades 4-12.

Founded in 2009 in response to a crit­ical need for change in secondary educa­tion, SFT uses the most current and compelling research, resources, and prac­tices from the field of educa­tion and beyond to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential in academics and in life in the decades ahead.

Discounted Tickets to the 2015 NoVa Mini Maker Faire are On Sale!

Don’t forget to get your Discounted tickets to the 2015 NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday March 15th. Ticket prices at the door on the day of the faire will be more expensive and lines may be long. So get your tickets now and save time and money. More details about the event are available http://ift.tt/1gMtw54 or to just get your tickets fast, visit http://ift.tt/1wCbLJA