Pittsburgh’s First Mini Maker Faire

Posted on October 15, 2011 by


Thanks to Moini and openclipart.org for this image

A pinch of imagination and a dash of tinkering is the recipe for the wonderful inventions featured at Pittsburgh’s inaugural Mini Maker Faire. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, together with the technophiles at HackPittsburgh are hosting this family-oriented event on Sunday Oct. 23rd from noon – 6 pm. For the admission price of $12/adult and $11/child, you’ll enjoy performances, workshops, and demonstrations, and get to know Pittsburgh’s tech gurus one-on-one.

Over 70 local roboticists, artists, and inventors will converge to share their odes to technology. Ranging from the odd, the aesthetic, and the practical, there really is something for everyone. Here are just a few of  the wild and wonderous projects you’ll find:

  • Just follow your nose! Sauerkraut is no longer just an Oktoberfest favorite, it’s excellent for powering robots too, as Jesse Hemminger will demonstrate.
  • Every person has a story, especially if that person is wearing a computerized story-telling dress.
  • Ever been blinded by science? The Luna Moth Bot certainly has.
  • Bright lights, tiny little city. Check out Ryder Henry’s surreal city models.

Explore and discover the rest at your leisure.