Two days away and the weather which has looked suspicious all week is starting to firm up by way of a quality day! Maybe a short passing shower, maybe not, but we’ll take it over a storm any day! The MMMF is RAIN OR SHINE, so we will be here.
Want to take random gadgets apart? Want to visit with Zachary Fowler, winner of “Alone” to learn about his home-made survival items? Learn how bagpipes are made? How Lego robots are programmed? Laser engraving, virtual reality, community collaborative art projects and so much more will all be at this year’s Midcoast Mini Maker Faire!
Come join us this Saturday, 9/9/17, 11am – 3pm!
We are excited to announce the opening of the 2017 Call For Makers!
If you, or someone you know, would like to present as a maker at the 2017 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, please fill out this form and we’ll be in touch.
How do you know if you fit the criteria? Do you make something – anything? You fit the criteria! If you’d like to share your passion, your interest, your hobby, your enthusiasm with our community, we’d love to have you. The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is all about sharing what you love, and inspiring others to create.
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Only 9 days until the 4th Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire… as a preview of what’s to come, we’ll be posting a few makers a day to give you a hint at all the cool stuff there will be to do and see on September 10th.
Maker Cole Caswell, presenting TIN-TYPES – Photographer Cole Caswell makes tintype portraits, a popular form of photography during the Civil War. The process involves wetplate collodion chemistry and forms an image on a sheet of blackened metal. Come to this year’s Faire and get your picture taken.
Photographer Cole Caswell makes tintype portraits.
See more of Cole’s work at his website:
Camden’s Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is a hands-on festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. We would love to hear about an activity you would like to share with the community.The application process: Fill out this application with as much detail as possible. Please be specific! If your project is accepted, we will use the information you supply here for promotion on our website, press release profiles of you and your project, print materials, and to inspire people to attend.
Shortly after submission of the application, you will be emailed a confirmation that your application has been received. We will contact you with the admission status of your application.
About the event: The 4th annual Midcoast Mini Makerfaire will be held Saturday, September 10 at the Camden Public library from 11am-3pm. Past events have attracted about 900 people each year, both local community members and visitors to the midcoast. Many of these visitors are families with elementary or middle-school aged children. This year we plan to host workshops to increase the adult participation as well as feature DIY projects targeted to adult makers.
The next Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016! More details to come soon as well the Call for Makers. If you can’t wait to apply, shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tent is up and the weather is looking great. We are excited to welcome an amazing group of makers this Saturday, September 12th. Join us between 11am and 3pm to learn about and try your hand at:
home made car
solar hot air heater construction
build a mini ROV to explore underwater
make a Harry Potter wand
audio recording of a mini memoir
hand drawn monsters
and much more!
The Maker Faire committee is finalizing plans for this year’s Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, to be held in the Camden Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 12, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The committee is still looking for volunteers to help with events the day of the Faire and to help present various projects and exhibits. Please contact Ken Gross at the Camden Public Library for more information.
The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire has already lined up several extraordinary Makers, including Stephen Abadessa who is a returning Make rand who will present classes in Arduino “101” and “201” as an introduction to the fascinating and approachable world of miniature processors and programming. He recommends that participants come with an Arduino already in hand, although everyone is welcome at his workshops whether they have an Arduino in hand or not. Arduinos can be ordered online for $10-$20, search for Mini-USB-Board-for-Compatible-Arduino-DIY.
Makers at this year’s Faire will also present drone demonstrations with images relayed to a base laptop in Harbor park, various alternative vehicles on Atlantic Avenue, thermal imaging family portraits, colored thermal-sensitive slime, a leafblower-powered hovercraft, a monster mod podge collage.
The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is hosted by the Camden Public Library, Mid-Coast Magnet, and presented with support of Electricity Maine and the Bangor Savings Bank.
Photo Caption: Makers from the 2014 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire showcase activities featuring origami, larger than life bubbles, stone archway construction, and 3D printing . . . to name a few.