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Make Magazine: Mini-Maker Faires this Weekend!

By , 2012/09/19 @ 2:00 pm

In 2012 there will be close to 60 Mini Maker Faires around the globe.  Mini Maker Faires are organized by individuals, hackerspaces and maker groups, schools, and larger institutions like science museums.  They are diverse in scope, resources and origin, but all share an interest in connecting and celebrating makers.

At World Maker Faire New York next weekend, over twenty such Mini Maker Faire producers will be meeting up, telling stories, and learning about new tools.

If you are interested in meeting some of these folks and learning more about our Mini Maker Faire program, please come out to Maker Faire New York for our Sunday 11 a.m. morning session “Mini Maker Faires: Building Local Maker Community Around the Globe.”  Note that if you can’t make it, you can watch the livestream at google.com/+MAKE.

Now for the updates!   Two Mini Maker Faires are happening this weekend:

(Taken directly from Make Magazine.)  Read More Here

Maker Profile: Airmonica

Airmonica

Airmonica

The airmonica is a easy-to-learn tweakable DIY musical instrument that you can use to perform harmonic musical ditties by accompanying a tri-tone arpeggiator. There are endless opportunities to expand the airmonica in any way that will make it your your own custom instrument.

“Pick up the Wii nunchuck and start creating your own song!” ~Instructables.com

 

Maker Profile: Stick Stand

Stick Stand – Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

“I’ve always made stuff.  If I’m not making something, there’s something seriously wrong with me.  I’m constantly looking at things, looking at how to make them better, incorporate them into other things, trying to make them do things they really weren’t originally meant to do.  My hands are usually in tatters; ripped up nails, cuts, burns, blisters, scrapes, bruises, rough, covered with bits of ink, paint, wood putty or glue.  Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but a life is observed in the hands.” ~Tara Carstensen-Wheeler

Tara’s Stick Stand project is featured in the current issue of Make Magazine (#30).  It’s a mod of a ball-head monopod that allows it to safely hold an iPad or similar pad tablet.

Come see how to MAKE things better at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2012.

Stickstand from MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes
Go hands-free and mount your tablet on a monopod. by Tara Wheeler

Tara is also an amazing knitter!  She has created patterns for Dr. Who recreation scarf’s that are wildly popular. Tara’s main website is wittylittleknitter.com

Crafts a DIY make you a Maker!