Week 5: Fabulous Makers of 2015!

Untitled

SeaPerch and Flinking Demo– Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and UNH will be back at Maker Faire, demonstrating Remotely Operated Vehicles as part of the Office of Naval Researched STEM Outreach Program. Attendees will get the chance to drive their own Remotely Operated Vehicles in a 1000 gallon tank or even in the Cocheco River! SeaPerch will also have a Flinking activity for students to try their hand at achieving neutral buoyancy.

Maurizio Paura– Composer, singer/songwriter, and guitarist Maurizio Paura will be performing at Maker Faire. Come to the Faire and check out his music! When he is not performing or composing, Paura volunteers at the Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover as a therapeutic musician.

Seek Its- Erika Carly has created her own hand-made versions of the Find It toys called Seek Its. Maker Faire attendees will get to make their own Seek Its, for a small fee, to take home with them. She will also be selling other Seek Its, wire trees, and beaded metal bookmarks.

1472259605_2b8accd8ee_q

Portsmouth Public Library– The Portsmouth Public Library will be returning to this year’s Maker Faire and will be encouraging attendees to get crafty, techy, and skilled at the library! They will be providing a few different hands-on craft projects for anyone to try.

Be7Ex0FCEAARGAd

Handmade Productivity- Do you have a secret dream to travel the world? An “evil” plan to take over…the garden? Handmade Productivity will help you make those dreams a reality by giving you tools to organize and inspire yourself. Come by their booth and create a pocket journal to capture brilliant ideas or any thoughts that come in your head during the day, make a bulletin board out of repurposed materials or even create an inspirational sign to motivate yourself.

Week 4: Fabulous Makers of 2015

3D Hubs– 3D Hubs helps connect people who own 3D printers with people who want to 3D print. They have over 17,000 printers in 160 countries around the world! They will be bringing a 3D printer to Maker Faire, offering printing demos and promoting local and personalized manufacturing through 3D printing.

180646_10150100041590857_7130880_n

Saving the World from Dull Coffee Routines!– Jennifer Berube, resident of Lempster, NH, designs and creates the “More than Coffee Scoop,” sure to make every cup of coffee anything but dull! Each scoop can be completely customized with high-quality gemstones, glass beads, and wire and Jennifer will be asking for custom orders at Maker Faire in addition to selling previously-made scoops. She will also be selling her line of recycled teacups that can be used to feed birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds and will brighten up your garden.

static1.squarespace.com

Shockwave Robotics Dover High School– Dover High School’s First Robotics Team 4546 will be displaying their competition robot for this year and teaching Faire attendees the foundation of how robots are made. Come check out their interactive displays and learn how mechanics, engineering, and programming come together to make a functioning robot!

Raspberry Pi Guy– Dan Norris will be back at this year’s Maker Faire to demonstrate his mini Raspberry Pi FM broadcast station. Participants will be able to use the project to broadcast messages to a nearby FM receiver. He will also be bringing a “super computer” cluster, a panoramic DSLR camera system, and an RGB LED matrix message screen, where people will be able to type in messages and have them appear on the screen.

High Voltage and Wireless Electricity– Meet Forrest Veilleux, a 12-year-old homeschooler who loves to scavenge old electronic parts and build working projects with what he finds! He will be demonstrating many of his creations, including the Solid State Tesla Coil, Jacob’s Ladder, Slayer Exciters, High Voltage Flyback Driver, Joule Thief, and High Voltage Capacitor Flash Circuit. Come see sparks and light, while hearing the cracking sounds of high-voltage electricity! Observers will also get the opportunity to hold florescent tubes and watch them light up wirelessly at varying distances.

Week 3: “Meet the Makers Update 2015″

20150328NHStates_jeff-182-X3New Hampshire Destination Imagination– New Hampshire Destination Imagination encourages students from kindergarten through college to have fun, take risks, focus, frame, and solve challenges with their education. Incorporating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), they are focused on 21st century learning programs that promote teamwork and prototyping. They will be bringing a hands-on activity to Maker Faire called “The Grape Crusher,” where participants will design and create a protective device to keep a grape from being crushed. Other similar activities will be offered as well.

zKelGn1Idoon4mAh3VBgYe6M8EChEyq-98zq3jidBtQBay State Ghostbusters– They are back for their third Maker Faire! Though, the local Ghostbusters will not have a table at the Faire, you will be able to find them all over town, looking for spooks, goblins, ghosts, and ghouls. They’ll test your psychic powers and may even have a treat for you! Be sure to ask about and collect their personalized trading cards too!

3D Printing from Hanscom Middle School– Come see how this school in Massachusetts is using 3D printing to teach students math in a creative and fun way and how you can do it too! They will be making everything from puzzles and mazes to constellations to ancient pyramids using 3D printers at Maker Faire. They will also have a few laptops for participants to design their own projects.

10325208_845038902208378_5815752477968757120_nEPLIS Comics with Emily Drouin– EPLIS Comics is a fun for all ages sci-fi, action-adventure comic book series written be Emily and Jeremy Drouin and illustrated by Emily Drouin (for more of her work, check out http://www.emilyatplay.com). Emily and Jeremy Drouin will be leading a workshop called “Monsters: Friend or Foe” throughout the day, teaching kids how to draw cartoons from Disney movies, TV shows, and comics and talking about what makes certain characters cute vs. scary. They will also be selling their comics, drawing caricatures, and providing free coloring pages.

makers-dover-paulMakers in Manchester– This group will be bringing some of their own makers to the Faire, where they will be presenting their projects. At last year’s Maker Faire, projects included robotics, ham radio, prop making, and a haptic keyboard. Come by their table to check out what they have created this year!

Week 2: “Meet the Makers 2015 Update”

claytransformed_marisavitoloDecorate Clay Ornaments– Local artist Marissa Vitolo will be back at Maker Faire this year, helping attendees decorate their own ceramic ornaments for just $1 per person. People will be able to use Sharpies or permanent paint for their creations and will tie a hemp thread to it at the end for hanging purposes.

unh_iolSnap Circuits with UNH InterOperability Laboratory– Come and learn about the basics of electrical engineering and circuitry with members of the UNH-IOL. Attendees will use snap circuits from kits to blink lights, spin fans, and play music.

8ec09c2cd556a14c0151087bf9a384d4Granite STEMWorks– Previously UNH LunaCats, Granite STEMWorks promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education across Seacoast NH, with a focus on robotics, space exploration, and NASA. They will be bringing a few robots to Maker Faire and will be giving out paper models of NASA spacecraft for people to take home and build.

SummerbandManchester Community Music School Summer Band– This 40 piece band made up of professionals, amateurs, alumni, music teachers, and students will be performing their music at Maker Faire. Conducted by Ed Doyle, they perform at various locations in Manchester and around the state.

Vintage Robot– Vintage Robot creates unique robots from recycled materials like old computers, watches, comics, maps, pendants, and stamps. They will be showcasing some of their robots at Maker Faire as well as selling hand-crafted recycled items, robot T-shirts, and artwork.

Our Weekly “Meet the Makers 2015 Update” Begins!

Biomass Gasification-Running Engines on Wood – Northern Self Reliance will be demonstrating an energy-making process called biomass gasification. Come learn about how to turn heating pellets made of wood into a fuel gas that powered gas street lamps in the Victorian Era, vehicles during World War II, and can even be used to power small home generators and other small engines today!

TDB Monsters– TDB Monsters creates one-of-a-kind characters and masks from recycled items like paint lids, stray wires and discarded or unused items found around the house. In addition to making costumes and masks, they have created jewelry and even a slithering bicycle. They will be showcasing some of their creations at their third Dover Mini Maker Faire.

What Makes Your North Face Jacket– Learn how the ordinary things you recycle end up with local companies and are used to create amazing new things, some of which you may have never thought were made from recycled materials! Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England will teach you how you are helping local companies by recycling.

7th Settlement Brewery– 7th Settlement Brewery will be offering on-site tours of their 7 Barrel Brewery across the street from the Faire throughout the day. Tour groups will get the chance to learn about the process of making beer and see a Root Beer brewing demonstration.

The Open Organization of Lockpickers– Members from TOOOL PWM will be back at Maker Faire for their third year, providing an interactive demonstration or lockpicking and explaining how the process works.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Dover Mini Maker Faire

Early bird tickets are now on sale for Dover Mini Maker Faire through June 30th for $8 each. (July 1st through August 28th tickets will be $10 each and $12 at the door on August 29th.) This 3rd annual celebration of creativity and innovation will take place in and around the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in downtown Dover, NH on Saturday, August 29th. Purchase your tickets here!

Call to Makers now open!

The Call to Makers for Dover Mini Maker Faire 2015 is now open! Whether you have joined us before or you are brand new to the Maker Faire experience, we want to hear from you about what you’re making and how you’d like to share it on August 29th.

There are many options for participating in Dover Mini Maker Faire. You can have a table or booth to share what you’re working on, or you can apply to do a talk or group presentation. You might be a performer, or your company might have a cool new product to showcase. Your project can be as complex as a robot or drone, or a creative activity just for kids.

Call to Makers 2015The Call to Makers application process is pretty simple. Just fill out the Google doc at this link and submit it for review by our committee. You will hear back from the committee in 6-8 weeks, or sooner if they have a question for you.

Please note that this is the brand new Call to Makers application for 2015. If you submitted an application any time earlier this year using the 2014 form, you need to be sure to re-apply now using the 2015 form.

We look forward to hearing from you! We expect Dover Mini Maker Faire 2015 — our 3rd annual event — to be even bigger and better this year. We are still the ONLY licensed Maker Faire event in New Hampshire so don’t miss this opportunity to share your stuff with hundreds of interested people of all ages.

Save the date for Dover Mini Maker Faire 2015!

MakerFaire_FlagsOverMuseum

Saturday, August 29 is the date of the 2015 Dover Mini Maker Faire! This 3rd annual celebration of creativity and innovation will take place in and around the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in downtown Dover, NH.

The planning committee will be announcing the opening date for Call to Makers shortly. In the meantime, you can take a look back at our past Mini Maker Faire events in 2014 and 2013.

Science shows!

Science shows!

Highlights from Dover Mini Maker Faire 2014

Thank you to the more than 1,500 participants in Dover Mini Maker Faire 2014! Our 2nd annual event featured more than 60 maker displays and showcases, plus 6 food vendors, microbrew tours and plenty of hands-on experiences for all. We greatly appreciate the hard work of the staff of the Children’s Museum of NH, who worked for months on planning and execution of the event, as well as our team of volunteers who helped the day run smoothly.

Here are some of our favorite images of Dover Mini Maker Faire 2014.

Storm troopers made friends of all ages

Storm troopers made friends of all ages

3-D chocolate extrusion by Port City Makerspace

3-D chocolate extrusion by Port City Makerspace

Star Wars chess set

Star Wars chess set

Our favorite little robot

Our favorite little robot

Rocket launches in the park

Rocket launches in the park

Even R2-D2 crashed the party!

Even R2-D2 crashed the party!

Quad-copter built by Don Norris

Quad-copter built by Don Norris

Ghostbusters making the scene with the mascots from Holy Rosary Credit Union

Ghostbusters making the scene with the mascots from Holy Rosary Credit Union

The graffiti car was a big hit

The graffiti car was a big hit

TOOOL back for a 2nd year to teach lockpicking

TOOOL back for a 2nd year to teach lockpicking

Human robots on parade

Human robots on parade

Young ROBLOX game designers

Young ROBLOX game designers

NEMO Equipment innovative outdoor gear

NEMO Equipment innovative outdoor gear

Nice robot arm!

Nice robot arm!

Darkhill Haunted House

Darkhill Haunted House

More Darkhill Haunted House technology

More Darkhill Haunted House technology

Driving the SeaPerch program's submersible ROVs was very popular

Driving the SeaPerch program’s submersible ROVs was very popular

Dover Shockwave robotics team represented the hometown well

Dover Shockwave robotics team represented the hometown

Great hands-on experiences for young makers

Great hands-on experiences offered by folks from the How-To Festival

3-D printing

3-D printing

Monster costumes

Monster costumes

New Heights stilt walkers meet CJ and Monty of Dover's Mounted Patrol

New Heights stilt walkers meet CJ and Monty of Dover’s Mounted Patrol

 

Dover Mini Maker Faire 2014 Map and Program

With Dover Mini Maker Faire just a few days away, we’ve finalized our map of makers and activity zones so you can preview your visit to the event. There are 4 zones of activities — Orange and Purple indoors, Green and Blue outdoors — and we’ve noted the locations of food vendors, restrooms and information tent.

MakerFaire2014MAP

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the program & map.

Remember, advance tickets are $10 per person, tickets at the gate are $12 per person, and all children ages 5 and under attend free. Buy your tickets online now for easy checkin via iPad at the gate.

For a current list of makers, please click here. Please note that the maker lineup may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.