The first Boston Mini Maker Faire is in the books, and boy, was it fun! In the shade of the tents, the hot day didn’t seem quite so hot, and the place was buzzing. Thank you to all of the Makers, visitors, staff, and volunteers. It was truly a special day!
Make Some Friends.
Make Some Memories.
Make Something Wonderful.
Meet the teams and machines from ABC’s Battlebots. Say hello to R2D2 and BB8. Explore Japanese weaving and woodworking. See 3D printers in action. And most of all, come make something amazing yourself! With 80 Makers and performers at the Boston Mini Maker Faire, you are sure to find a world of inspiration and wonder. Boston’s first official Maker Faire will take place on Fort Point Channel, in front of Boston Children’s Museum, on July 23, 2016. This beautiful location, right at the intersection of Boston’s Innovation District and the Fort Point Arts community, will welcome makers, inventors, artists, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, tinkerers, and all sorts of interesting people who will share their passion, their process, and their products. Boston Mini Maker Faire celebrates the things people create themselves, and the makers who create them – from the newest technologies and gizmos, to woodworking, sculptures and food. Come join this all-ages celebration of creativity in all its forms, get inspired to ignite your own ingenuity, and see some amazing things you might have never thought possible.
Maker Faire is tomorrow! Our three tents covering over 12,000 square feet (in lovely shade, of course) are ready to welcome our 80+ Makers to Boston’s first Maker Faire. We hope to see you there!
Come check out what some of our local museums have in store for Boston Mini Maker Faire.
Featuring Boston Museum of Science’s Computer Clubhouse and TechStudio; Design Museum Boston & BSA’s Extraordinary Playscapes; and Boston Children’s Museum String Art, Yarn Bomb, and Tinker Tots!
We are counting down to Boston’s First Mini Maker Faire! Photo courtesy of featured guest: @JumpSmartLLC
JumpSmart creates interactive STEM education products for kids ages 8-12. Coding is an important skill to have for the jobs of our future, and early exposure accelerates learning how to think logically to master more advanced concepts. Coding physical objects makes the process more tangible and hands-on for kids.
Our first product is the JumpSmart Mat, which kids can code using a block programming language to create games and designs that require physical activity. From electronic tic tac toe to simon says, from intricate puzzles to beautiful interactive patterns, the sky is the limit for what kids can create on the JumpSmart Mat!
To find out more about JumpSmart, check out their site at http://jumpsmartlearn.com
Parts and Crafts: Encouraging kids to play, think, make, and learn in their maker space and their innovative STEAM programs.
We have so many cool robotics makers joining us at Boston Mini Maker Faire. Like these guys! Check out InMoov and MyRobotLab and see what they’ll be showing us on the 23rd!
Check out this cool and easy project you can do with the kids.