Meet a Maker! Wayne County Mini Maker Faire

Hello everyone,

Plans are underway for the next Wayne County Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 19th.  Be sure to mark your calendar to attend and especially to participate as a “maker”.  The Daily Record said it best: “Dubbed the ‘Greatest Show and Tell on Earth’, over 1,300 people flocked to the inaugural faire at the University of Akron Wayne College last year.

 

  SPECIAL NOTE  

 

The deadline to participate has been extended to Sunday, April 15th!  Space is limited, so signup here.

 

The Wayne County Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The 2017 faire hosted 70 makers from all corners of the community, many of whom are coming back for the faire this May!  Click here to see all of the interesting and friendly folks who participated last year.  There truly is something for everyone.

 

Check-out this interesting review of Orlando Maker Faire, a two-day event.  It’s not just about a homemade speedometer for a skateboard, tweaking a coffee maker to produce the perfect brewing temperature,  nor children experiencing virtual reality for the first time.  It’s about building community.  “Often times, when you are building a project, you do it alone,” Jared Porcenaluk says. “Knowing other people are out there, there are other nerds out there, doing similar things as you is a real morale booster and a confidence booster.”

 

We are proud to showcase Ohio makers who participated in the Wayne County Mini Maker Faire last year.  Two such groups are the Orrville Police and Fire Departments.  They showcased some of the equipment and new technology they used in the field.  Faire attendees could interact with the technology,  such as cameras that showed what is able to be viewed when worn by officers.

Police had Axon Body Cameras available to show the public.  Police also brought SRT equipment to show. The Fire Department distributed handouts and talked about fire prevention.

 

Rounding out our makers who participated is David Pickett from Orrville.  At his, David demonstrated an interactive, portable, noninvasive device to treat congestive heart failure and angina. The device improves blood flow throughout the body. It has a patented cuff design allows for lower pressures to attain effective treatment and improve patient safety and comfort.

This compression device is used to treat congestive heart failure and angina non-invasively.  The main control unit was brought to the faire along with a massage table to demonstrate treatment.  The control panel was constructed using the CNC router constructed at one of Schantz Makerspace’s many workshops!

 

If you would like to know more about from Orrville Police & Fire Departments or about the external counterpulsation device, please reply to this email.

 

Check out the video above; plans are underway for the 2018 Wayne County Mini Maker Faire!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, 2018 for an unforgettable experience.  The event is free to attend and participate.  To be a maker at the faire, be sure to signup here.  We’d love to have you and participation is free.  The signup deadline is April 15th, so reserve your space today.  Thanks and we look forward to you joining us in 2018!

 

Until next week,

Tom

 

Meet a Maker! Wayne County Mini Maker Faire

Hello everyone,

Plans are underway for the next Wayne County Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 19th.  Be sure to mark your calendar to attend and especially to participate as a “maker”.  The Daily Record said it best: “Dubbed the ‘Greatest Show and Tell on Earth’, over 1,300 people flocked to the inaugural faire at the University of Akron Wayne College last year.

 

SPECIAL NOTE  

The deadline to signup to participate is the end of this week, April 1st!  Space is limited, so signup here.

 

The Wayne County Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The 2017 faire hosted 70 makers from all corners of the community, many of whom are coming back for the faire this May!  Click here to see all of the interesting and friendly folks who participated last year.  There truly is something for everyone.

 

World Maker Faire New York completed its 8th annual flagship Faire on September 23 & 24 at the New York Hall of Science on a warm and sunny weekend perfect for getting out to celebrate the Maker Movement. Over 90,000 making enthusiasts from along the East Coast, across the country, and beyond, came out to get hands-on with and inspired by the amazing projects showcased at the Faire by over 750 makers.

We have a great slideshow from World Maker Faire to share with you—view it here. And if you missed any part of the Faire, this video covers the happenings from Saturday. Enjoy!

 

We are proud to showcase Ohio makers who participated in the Wayne County Mini Maker Faire last year.  One such group are volunteers from Wayne College and The Schantz Organ Company.  They offered Kids Zone, a blend of hands on, STEAM focused activities to encourage younger visitors to explore new interests.

The Kids Zone was a huge success with hands on activities including origami, build a Snap Circuit radio, build a cup castle, physical fitness activity, parachute fun run, make a button, magic trick, pirate treasure maps (stamps placed throughout faire), and a computer mapping activity.

The Schantz Organ Company has a lot of new things in-store for this year’s Kids Zone.  You won’t want to miss it!

 

Rounding out our makers who participated is Krista Rickert of Intaglio Printmaking from Akron, Ohio.  At her exhibit, Krista demonstrated printmaking techniques, how to ink-up your own plate and run it through her mini press!  Faire attendees made takeaway prints and explored cards, bookmarks, and gifts.  Intaglio had several traditional printmaking processes at their booth for attendees to dive into!

Krista brought a couple transportable press beds for the monotype or letterpress process and a screen for screen printing.  They had had inking stations for attendees to walk up and make a print at their booth as a take away.  They also showed people how to make a print and let them design their own.

 

If you would like to know more about the Kids Zone or Intaglio Printmaking, please reply to this email!

 

Check out the video above; plans are underway for the 2018 Wayne County Mini Maker Faire!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, 2018 for an unforgettable experience.  The event is free to attend and participate.  To be a maker at the faire, be sure to signup here.  We’d love to have you and participation is free.  The signup deadline is April 1st, so reserve your space today.  Thanks and we look forward to you joining us in 2018!

 

 

Until next week,

Tom

 

April Maker Monday

Hello Makers!

Please join us at Schantz MakerSpace next Monday, April 16th from 7:00-9:00pm for the next installment of Maker Monday!

This month’s theme:

A 3-D Printer Build Class Reunion!

Over the past year, we’ve had over 60 students join us for a Build Class and construct their own TEVO Tarantula 3-D Printer. But the fun doesn’t stop after the build class ends. We’re asking all of our past students to bring in their upgrades, add-ons and creations to showcase for other makers. Sharing ideas is part of what makes this community so great and what can inspire future makers.

Speaking of future makers, our first build class at Wooster High School kicks off this Saturday from 8am-12noon in the WHS Engineering Room. A total of 30 WHS student build teams will dive into their kits and become part of the community. If you were part of a previous build class and would be willing to volunteer as an instructor at any of the three upcoming classes, please contact us.

The deadline for signing up as a presenter for the Wayne County Maker Faire has been extended. Tom Hammond will be on hand to talk about what you can expect at this year’s Maker Faire and how you can sign up to participate. Schantz MakerSpace is also looking for volunteers to help put on the Kids Zone at this year’s Maker Faire. If you’re willing to help out for a few hours, please talk to John Schantz at Maker Monday or e-mail us to let us know your interest.

We’ll see you Monday!