Des Moines Mini Maker Faire 2016

This year’s Des Moines Mini Maker Faire is on Labor Day, September 5, from 9am to 5pm at the Science Center!

Come check out makers, tinkerers, and craft and tech enthusiasts from all over Iowa and beyond, featuring:

  • Star Wars-themed exhibits, including Troy Powers (a local  lightsaber builder), and a life-size, moving R2-D2 replica
  • The Des Moines Drone Users Group — learn about the diverse applications of aerial robotics; watch drone races too!
  • FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino, a team of high school students from Ames specializing in competitive robotics events
  • Learn to Solder, Weave a Web, and Sewable Circuitry workshops
  • Rube Goldberg machine demonstrations
  • And of course Area515, as well as many other organizations’ and individuals’ displays and presentations.
Photo of Ray, Sean, and a 3D printer at Maker Faire 2014 by Kalyan Mysore

Photo of Ray, Sean, and a 3D printer at Maker Faire 2014 by Kalyan Mysore

We’ve had a blast at Maker Faire (in both Des Moines and Kansas City) in years past, and this year looks to be even more exciting! Food trucks and live music will be on site throughout the day as well, starting at 11:00.

Area515 at Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

Area515 at Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

You can find the full schedule at the Science Center’s event website. See you there!