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2016 Faire Recap

What can we say? We love this event! The 2016 Dover Mini Maker Faire was a lot of fun. Here are just a few highlights.

We had robots playing soccer!

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We had a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of characters!

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We had dancing robots!

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We had high-tech demonstrations!

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We had a whole lot of scientific discovery!

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We had inventors of all ages!

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We even had amazing food!

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2016 Schedule

Dover Mini Maker Faire Workshop & Demo Schedule

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You won’t have to wait till Saturday to plan your visit to the 4th annual Dover Mini Maker Faire! We’ve got your programs here, and below. We were just looking through the schedule and noticed that almost HALF of the Makers this year are NEW to the Faire and have never participated before. That says a lot about how creative our local community is. Let’s celebrate that innovation in a big way this Saturday!

Share the Faire with your friends, and buy your tickets today!


 

IMAG7750All Day – Rocket Launching
Lower Henry Law Park
Create and test your own paper rocket with the folks from Air Rocket Works!

All Day – North East Ghostbusters Alliance Taskforce Ecto
Roaming throughout the Faire
Find them as they look for 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! The Ghostbusters love to chat about their gear and how it’s made!

All Day – The New England Garrison of the 501st Legion
Roaming throughout the Faire
The New England Garrison of the 501st Legion-members of the Star Wars costuming fan club will be patrolling the Faire and love to meet their galactic fans! 

10:30am – Story-Telling
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
Join 16 year old author and illustrator Lauren Tarbuck as she reads from her book “Room of Shadows”, a story about five year old Maria who is afraid of all the shadows in her room and what her mom does to calm her fears.

balloon-lady2-MF1510:30am – Balloon Artist Terri Marsh
Inside One Washington Mill
She’ll teach you how to make your own balloon creations!

11am-3pm (runs every 30 minutes) – 7th Settlement Brewery Tours
On location across the street from CMNH. Sign up at their booth in Henry Law Park
Join 7th Settlement brewers for tours of their micro brewery and learn about the science and history of brewing. 

11am – NAO Humanoid Robot
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
Learn about and see NAO, the world’s leading humanoid robot perform live!

Noon – Sub Zero Ice Cream Stage Show
Henry Law Park Stage
Sub Zero will show you how “cool” science can be! We’ll explore the states of matter, the relationship between volume, pressure and temperature and even the Leidenfrost effect. With visual experiments performed before your eyes, you get to interactively participate by providing your hypotheses as to what the outcome of the experiments will be!

12:30pm – Balloon Artist Terri Marsh
Inside One Washington Mill
She’ll teach you how to make your own balloon creations!

12:30pm – NAO Humanoid Robot
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
Learn about and see NAO, the world’s leading humanoid robot perform live!

1pm – How to Publish A Book
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
Have a great idea for a book but don’t know how to get it published? Children’s author Layne Case, owner of AMITY Publications, will lead you through the process of how to become a published author.

1:30pm – Ghost Bubbles with the Ghostbusters!
Henry Law Park Stage
Who you gonna call when you want to create some swirly, whirly ghost bubbles?

2pm -Short “Short Film Festival”
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
“Signing” by Gina Catalfo Nelson. “Rocketship” by Alfred Thomas Catalfo. Excerpt from “The Man Who Wasn’t Tex Magru” by Narrow Street Films. Films will be followed by a Q&A with the Directors.

2:45-3:30pm – Build Your Own Egg Drop Container
Inside the Children’s Museum of NH
Can you create a container to keep little Eggie safe from a drop off the Museum roof? We will find out at 3:30pm when we launch our design from the front of the Museum!

3pm – Narrow Street Films Stunt Team
Henry Law Park Stage
The NSF stunt team has been creating stage and film action pieces for close to ten years and have over 100 years combined martial arts experience. Join them for a workshop to learn the ins and outs of making a cool, dynamic and dangerous (looking) action scene.

3:45pm Egg Drop Launch from the Children’s Museum Roof!
Whose egg-saving designs will survive the three-story drop? Come and find out! (Workshop to build your own egg drop container is from 2:45-3:30pm inside the Museum.)

4pm – T-Shirt Slingshot Finale
Henry Law Park Stage
Join us to say goodbye to Maker Faire 2016!

A short “Short Film Festival”

This year, for the first time, we’ll be showing some short films at the Dover Mini Maker Faire! We’ve dubbed it our short “Short Film Festival” and it really will be short…no more than an hour, including a Q&A with the Directors. We know there’s a lot to see and do at the Faire, but there are a lot of talented local filmmakers doing great work, and we wanted to include them!

The first two films are “Signing” by Gina Catalfo Nelson and “Rocketship” by Alfred Thomas Catalfo. These Dover-based, Father-and-daughter filmmakers have never shown their films together, so this is an exciting first!

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“Signing” is a 10-minute short film about a teenage boy who begins to fall in love with his new neighbor, only to find out she is hiding a secret. The film premiered in June 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, CA. Since then, “Signing” has won 4 awards of merit from the Best Shorts Competition, including Women Filmmaker.

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“Rocketship” is a 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. The film was an Official Selection of the 17th Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles, one of the industry’s premier showcases for emerging talent. “Rocketship” is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of local artist David Random.

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The third film will be a short excerpt from “The Man Who Wasn’t Tex Magru” by Narrow Street Films. This film follows the comedic exploits of a young man trapped in a dangerous situation involving gangsters, thugs, and kidnappers. With no where, or no one to turn to for help, young Wayne Young must stand up to stop the bad guys, save the girl, the day and hopefully himself. Made in the classic style of Abbott in Costello ‘Tex Magru’ is a fun film for the whole family.

The films’s Directors will all be on hand to answer questions from the audience at the end of the viewing. Then, as an added bonus, stick around for a stunt fight workshop with the stunt crew from Narrow Street Films! They’ll show you how to create a dangerous (looking) fight scene.

All this is included in admission to the Saturday, August 27 Dover Mini Maker Faire. Don’t wait to buy your tickets! They’re only $10 online, but cost $12 at the door. Kids 5 and under get in for free.

“Meet the Makers” of 2016

Signed up to participate in the Saturday, August 27 Dover Mini Maker Faire:
63 Makers
8 Food Vendors (yum!)

Makers coming from:
28 New Hampshire towns (13 from Dover!)
6 Maine towns
2 Massachusetts towns
1 New York town

Sponsored by:
12 Business Sponsors
3 Media Sponsor

Buy your tickets today!

Let’s meet more of the 2016 Makers!


Entertainment Technology Explorations with the Girl Scouts

 

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There’s an old saying that all work and no play makes life pretty dull. But if you learn the ins and out of entertainment technology, you can end up with work that’s all about play! Come join the Girl Scouts and explore the science behind animation, amusement park rides and sound effects with a selection of activities from the Junior Girl Scout Entertainment Technology Badge.


Full Blast

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Madeleine Nossiff’s work crosses many disciplines from painting to writing, ceramics to printmaking and from music to sculpture. She has created a larger than life metal sculpture of a rocket ship which has a colorful fabric lining. Faire goers will be welcomed inside the rocket to immerse themselves in playful imagination.


VELCRO® Brand Kids Lounge

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The VELCRO® Brand Kids Lounge is where kids and adults alike can get inventive with arts and crafts, investigate under microscopes, create imaginative stories and color, and learn and play with a broad range of VELCRO® Brand hook and loop products. Stop by, relax, invent, create and play with one of this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire sponsors!


Tap House Media

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Tap House Media is a boutique marketing and advertising agency in Dover, NH, focused on delivering powerful visual solutions through a variety of media outlets. Tap House TV is a closed loop digital display advertising channel right here in the Greater Dover region, created specifically for advertising and supporting local businesses.


New Hampshire Destination Imagination

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New Hampshire’s Incredible Creativity Connection, or NHICC, is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. Each year teams of up to seven students work together to solve a challenge and present their solution in the form of a skit at one of their regional tournaments. Through the Destination Imagination Challenge Program, students improve in creative and critical thinking, explore their curiosity, build on their unique strengths, learn how to design and manage a project, and gain the skills needed for the 21st century workforce.


Great Bay Trout Unlimited

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Stop by GBTU’s table and they’ll help you learn how to tie flies and cast a fly rod! Great Bay Trout Unlimited is a non-profit group that works to conserve, protect and restore southeastern New Hampshire’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.


3D Hubs

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3D Hubs is world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services. With service providers connected in over 160 countries 3D Hubs makes it easy for product designers and engineers to find the right 3D print solution for prototyping and small production runs. By providing local access to cutting-edge 3D printing technologies 3D Hubs is accelerating a future of distributed on-demand manufacturing. Founded in 2013, 3D Hubs is headquartered in Amsterdam.


Making & K-12 STEM

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There is broad support for updating K-12 Science and Math education to effectively incorporate Engineering and Technology (STEM). Despite this, many questions persist: what exactly is STEM? How is it different from the status quo? How can STEM be integrated in K-12 education? These are some of the questions that David Benedetto from the NH Department of Education will explore at the Faire. Stop by and consider the connections between the Maker movement and the STEM education movement.

Food Vendor Highlight

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Popzup in Dover, NH is giving popcorn lovers a healthier option. Last November Julie Lapham and her husband Marty started a gluten and GMO free popcorn company with healthy products that don’t sacrifice taste. I had the chance to tour their facility in Dover and see first hand how they make Popzups. What makes Popzup different from other popcorn companies is their attention to detail and their passion for pure popcorn and seasonings. It was evident to me as soon as I stepped into their facility that Julie and Marty are passionate about popcorn. Every single tiny detail is explored and engineered to a tee to ensure the highest quality popcorn possible.

This process all starts in Pennsylvania on a farm where Popzups source their popcorn kernels from a family operation that has been doing it for four generations. Julie and Marty only purchase the highest quality popcorn kernels that are grown in the perfect environment by people who are extremely passionate about the whole process. This attention to detail results in a popcorn that has no added oils or bi products that you normally find in store bought popcorn. Popzups are sold to be made in your home so you get fresh popcorn every time. The box of popcorn comes with instructions on how to make it on the stovetop or in the microwave using the 100% chemical free box that the kernels come in.

Every box of Popzups is assembled right in the Dover facility by Julie, her husband Marty and a little bit of help form Julie’s father. The operation is modest but much more efficient than when they started. Julie tells me they started out filling each popcorn kernel bag by hand. They now have a machine that fills the bags automatically and can do what used to take Julie and Marty 4 hours in just 10 minutes. The bags are then hand packaged by a small team of employees. Julie told me about how they have given a group of disabled young adults the opportunity to have their first job assembling boxes and packaging their products. She said “it brings them so much joy to be able to say they have their own job and are making money every week, it’s a really great opportunity for both of us.” It is this type of compassion and caring nature that comes so natural to Julie and Marty and really transfers into every aspect of their operation.

popzup1Popzups also has a great collection of seasonings to put on your popcorn. Once again, all their seasonings contain only pure ingredients and do not contain any artificial flavoring. They have naturally made flavors like cheesy taco, sweet sriracha chili, and Vermont maple. You can really taste the pure ingredients in each seasoning and how it is different from an artificial store-bought seasoning. Popzups truly was the best popcorn I’ve ever had. I’m so used to normal store-bought popcorn that has chemicals and oils mixed in the bag, but when Julie made a bag of Popzup there was absolutely no oil at all. It was completely pure. I’ve never had popcorn like that and it was really cool to taste a food in its pure form for the first time. The seasonings really bring everything to the next level in the perfect way. The seasoning shakers allow you to put as much as you want, too!

Popzups truly is an amazing business. Everything is done with such care and attention to detail that it’s impossible for it to not taste good. Popzups is located in One Washington in Dover and ship to locations across the country. Julie and Marty will be at the 2016 Dover Mini Maker Faire popping all day, I highly recommend you stop by and experience first hand the greatest popcorn out there.

 

“Meet the Makers” of 2016

Did you know that the Dover Mini  Maker Faire on Saturday, August 27 is not necessarily something you have to do with the kids? We know, we know…it’s being organized by a Children’s Museum, and we get how that looks. But seriously, over half the people who visit the Faire come sans kids! Adults, teens, grandparents, kids, robots…we promise we’ll have something to inspire all ages!

Buy your tickets today for only $10! They’re $12 at the door and kids 5 and under get in for free.

And now…more 2016 Makers!


New England Garrison of the 501st Legion

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Can you think of any other fair where you can see a Jawa in a Yellow Submarine? The New England Garrison, a group of folks that are part of the 501st Legion Star Wars costuming fan club, will be roaming the Dover Mini Maker Faire again this year! Friendly Stormtroopers and more will be on hand, learning from Makers and of course…looking for those droids!


Segway, Inc.

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Segway is making their first appearance at the Dover Mini Maker Faire! Discover their innovative and energy conscious products. Whether you’re developing a robotics app, taking on a new adventure, exploring the sights or focusing on improving employee productivity, it’s more fun to do so with style. Simplify your world and enjoy work and play that much more with Segway!


La Violet

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Tanya and Lauren Violette, members of a talented family of inventors, will be creating 3-D printed earrings on their Ultimaker 2. We will have various designs, shapes and colors to choose from.


Compressed Air Powered Marshmallow Shooter
and Paper Air Plane Launcher

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Sean Violette, another member of a talented family of inventors, will be showing off his Compressed Air Powered Marshmallow Shooter. It shoots marshmallows over 100 feet at approximately 120+ mph! Sean will also share his motorized paper air plane launcher that he demonstrated on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last year!


Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

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Lowell, MA is organizing its first Kinetic Sculpture Race, to be held on September 24. Kinetic sculptures of all shapes and sizes will race through the streets of Lowell and even brave the waters of the Merrimack River! We’re excited to have one of the teams building a sculpture for this race, Team Think Tank, and the race organizer himself, Michael Roundy on hand at the Dover Mini Maker Faire! Come by and see the progress Team Think Tank has made and learn more about the race.


Lights, camera, ACTION!

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The Narrow Street Films stunt team has been creating stage and film action pieces for close to ten years. Members have some impressive training including military training, weapons handling, guns, knives, swords and bo staff handling and much more. Members of the NSF Stunt team will be hosting a workshop on the ins and outs of making a cool, dynamic, and dangerous (looking) action scene!


CSI Dover

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Discover the world of forensic science! St. Thomas Aquinas High School demonstrates the process by which criminal evidence is collected and processed. Learn how math, science and even your body can play an important part in helping police officers solve crimes. CSI has landed in Dover!


Lost Woods Turning Company

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Jeff Lukach creates beautiful wooden objects like bookmarks, guitar picks, bowls, and even magic wands! He’ll be on hand at this year’s Faire, selling his wares and doing wood turning demos. Lost Woods Turning Company is where nerdy meets fine woodworking!


Corky’s Projects 2.0

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Corky Mork is a “Maker” in the truest sense of the word. “I’ve been a Maker of electronic and mechanical things long before the term was popular,” he said. Not only that, but Corky has been a Maker presenter at the Dover Mini Maker Faire since its inception four years ago! He’ll be back again this year showing off more of his fun creations, as well as his collection of unusual robotic toys.


NH Lego League

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This year the NH LEGO League will be debuting a brand new LEGO Robotics game for students from across NH to compete in next spring. The game will be the first in a series of challenges that will crown New Hampshire’s best LEGO robotics team. The game uses LEGO Mindstorms robotic equipment and in a hands-on competition that has been called the fastest 300 seconds in LEGO history.


“Meet the Makers” of 2016

The Dover Mini Maker Faire is only 2 weeks away! We often get asked “What is a Maker Faire,” and we’re not going to lie, it’s a tough question to answer. How exactly can you sum up a Fair that doesn’t have a ferris wheel, but does have science demonstrations, robots, 3D printers and the like? Regardless of how we talk about it, one word we always use is “FUN!” We promise you’ll learn something new, try something awesome, and go home inspired. So buy your tickets today!

Let’s meet more of this year’s Makers!


Delicious Science with Sub Zero Ice Cream

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Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt from Nashua, NH will show you how “cool” science can be! We provide a look at the states of matter, the relationship between volume, pressure and temperature and even the Leidenfrost effect. With visual experiments performed before your eyes YOU get to interactively participate by providing your hypotheses as to what the outcome of the experiments will be! Science is delicious! Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt will also have their food truck at this year’s Faire.


Google Cardboard Virtual Tour Demonstration

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Have you always wanted to see a tour of the statue of Liberty, but never had the chance? Want to visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire when it’s closed, in the comfort of your own home? Now is your chance! Make it Active, LLC, a Google Trusted Photography Street View Partner, will be at this year’s Faire with a Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Demonstration, along with simple instructions on how to build your own Google Cardboard at home!


The Science and History of Brewing with 7th Settlement

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The Brewery team at 7th Settlement will lead groups of 10-15 people (any age) across the street from the Children’s Museum of NH to and through their 7 barrel brewery. They’ll talk about the ingredients, history and science it takes to brew beer from the malting process, hop and yeast cultivation to the full brewing methods. We will also talk about NH and Dover’s brewing history. The tours do not include tastes, but the restaurant is open during the Faire! 7th Settlement is also providing their popular “Juice Burger” food truck at the Faire if you prefer!


UNH Lunacats

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UNH Lunacats is a UNH student organization comprised of Engineering and Computer Science students who gather to design, build, and compete their robots. They’ll be bringing their miner robot, which they designed and built for last year’s NASA Robotics Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Station. They’ll share ideas of the improvements they are going to implement based on the competition results.


N.E.G.A.T.E (North East Ghostbusters Alliance Taskforce Ecto)

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They’re baaaaack! Our local Ghostbusters will be roaming around Dover, 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! The Ghostbusters love to chat about their gear and give lessons on how to fight ghosts. Who knows, Stay Puft and Slimer may even make an appearance at this year’s Faire!


The Northeast Buccaneers

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The Dover Mini Maker Faire will be taken over by these pirates, entertainers and merri-makers this year! Don’t be surprised if they challenge you to a sword fight, try to educate you on proper pirate etiquette or demand to take a selfie with you! Don’t worry, they’re friendlier than they look.


Makers of Manchester

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Makers of Manchester” is a community meet-up group of innovators and inventors that love tinkering with everything from robotics to household items. This year they will have a variety of show-and-tell projects from their meetings. They’ll show things such as how to make useful plastic ribbon from a bottle that would otherwise be thrown into a landfill.


Usbourne Books & More

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Usborne Books & More is on a mission! They want to put an end to the illiteracy crisis in America. Educational Consultant Gina Teolis will be on hand selling educational, high quality, affordable and uniquely interactive books for all ages. These books are for every stage of life, from birth to adulthood!


Balloon Art

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Terri Marsh is back with her amazing balloon creations! This year she’ll be creating a tropical balloon sculpture with two 5-foot palm trees and balloon animals! She’ll have three workshops throughout the day during which Faire-goers will be invited to create their own balloon animals.


Clay, Awakening an Earth Resource

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Do you ever wonder about what is under our feet as we walk a country field or even a backyard? Learn to recognize, simple-test and awaken natural clay with Vicky Anderson. Using Native American techniques, bring your clay into a workable state, and then create a small item such as a totem or container.


Maine State Library

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The Maine State Library will be joining us at this year’s Faire and will be bringing some fun equipment! The Kudo 3D is an SLA (stereolithographic) 3D printer. It essentially works by projecting UV light to harden a special resin, layer by layer, to create a 3D object. It’s just one of the awesome tech devices available in their Makerspace.


NEMO Equipment

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Dover based company NEMO Equipment returns to exhibit some of its cutting edge outdoor industry designs. Stop by and learn about the creative process, how the gear is made, the technologies used, and how NEMO equipment can help fuel your next adventure!

“Meet the Makers” of 2016

New England’s Makers have really risen to the Maker Faire challenge this year! We now have over 60 Makers signed up to participate at this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, August 27. It’s the most Makers we’ve ever had! Now we need your help in advertising the Faire and selling tickets. Download a flyer to put up around your town, and invite your friends to see all the fun and action.

And if you haven’t done it yet, don’t wait to buy your advanced $10 tickets. If you wait till you get to the Faire, the price is $12/person. Buy them online here!

Let’s meet some more Makers!


Granite STEMworks

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Granite STEMworks educates kids about science and engineering. Caleigh McPherson, NASA Ambassador will be on hand to educate you about the upcoming OSIRIS-REx mission that will send a spacecraft to an asteroid. Faire goers will learn about the technology behind this mission and how astronauts will use a robotic arm to pluck samples from the asteroid’s surface and then return to Earth! Play with robots, take home a paper spacecraft model and more!


Fishertechnik Robot

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Madison Foster and Marie Hoehner, students at the Seacoast School of Technology will have a Fisherntechnik robot for guests to play and interact with. Fisherntechnik has robot kits that offer a variety of robotic products that can be combined however you want. These young Makers, in collaboration with their teacher Vaso Partinoudi, will have a computer running a program that controls their one-of-a-kind robot.


Woodman Museum

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The Woodman Museum has an extensive collection of antique items that have ties to Dover’s rich history. At this year’s Faire they will have a unique display of antique tools on display. Can you guess what they’re used for? Stop by and play some colonial era games!


Compressed Air Rockets

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Come see the Violette Family’s newly redesigned compressed air rocket launcher v2.2 and join in the fun! Just add a bike pump, paper and tape to make rockets that launch hundreds of feet. You can also launch foam rockets, gliders, rocket gliders and bounce rockets. These simple products are designed with teachers and educators in mind!


Snap Circuits

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The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has been testing networking and data communications products since 1988! Using their knowledge, tools, services and relationships, they work to enable the next generation of technology and engineers. They’re back at this year’s, Faire showing guests the basics of electricity using SnapCircuits.


Go Solar NH

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Zach Haithcock from Go Solar NH will be showing how photovoltaic solar cells can be used to power your home with clean efficient energy that works towards eliminating your electric bill and helping the environment by cutting down on carbon emissions.


Sensor-bilitY

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Sensor-bilitY, from Northwood, NH, makes affordable multi-sensory toys and tools for kids. They’ll have their products for sale as well as fun tables set up with all sorts of hands on play. The interactive sensory tables are designed by a 12 year old “creative director” who is on the autism spectrum.


Nashua Robot Builders

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Nashua Robot Builders, which is an informal club of people (and robots) that meet monthly at MakeIt Labs in Nashua, will be bringing a variety of robots that members have built or are in the process of building. Stop by and learn about their club and their robots.


Tough Jets Radio Controlled Airplanes

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Tough Jets Radio Controlled Airplanes were designed by life-long RC modeler Wayne Roberts of Kittery, Maine, to be the highest performing fun scale RC propjet on the market. His incredibly accurate models of T-14 and T-15 fighter jets will put a smile on any face! The planes are capable of speeds over 60 mph while still capable of landing at near zero ground speed.


Hands on Learning with Barnes & Noble

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The Newington, NH Barnes & Noble team will offer hands-on demonstrations about coding and electricity! They’ll have Ozobots, which are tiny robots that combine the physical and digital worlds, and help to demystify the basics of coding. Play with some electronic building blocks, Little Bits, and see if you can complete the circuit to power a light bulb!

Meet the Makers of 2016

We have 58 Makers signed up to participate at this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, August 27. It’s the most Makers we’ve ever had! While the official deadline was last Friday, we could be convinced to let a few more sign up…so…don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions, either through email or on our Dover Mini Maker Faire Facebook page.

And if you haven’t done it yet, don’t wait to buy your advanced $10 tickets. If you wait till you get to the Faire, the price is $12/person. Buy them online here!

Now let’s meet some more of our talented Makers!

Makerspace at the E-Center

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Makerspace at the E-Center is UNH’s first ever Makerspace! It is now open to all students and recent grads of UNH Durham! Their goal is to embrace and create opportunities for ideas, creativity and innovation, in a safe and accessible Makerspace environment. Come by the booth this year to learn more about new programs and opportunities being offered!


Form Lab

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Form lab is an art studio run by Joe and Rachel Montroy. They use a variety of materials, primarily metal and clay to make sculptural and functional objects. Stop by their booth to play with some clay and watch them demonstrate a variety of techniques, such as throwing on the potter’s wheel and bronze casting.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. The IEEE is represented locally by the NH section covering chapters for radio communications, robotics, Women Engineers and other associate societies


New Hampshire Public Television

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Stop by New Hampshire Public Television’s table, make a wild crafty critter and learn about all of the great educational programing and services they offer for kids and families.


How to Publish a Book

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Have a great idea for a book but don’t know how to get it published? Stop by and meet Children’s Author Layne Case, owner of AMITY Publications. She’s been writing children’s books, poetry and developing literacy programs for young kids for decades! Meet Layne, read her books, ask questions and get inspired.


Cider Hill Homestead Honey

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Ever wanted to learn about keeping bees? Heather Razin a beekeeper from York, Maine will be on hand at this year’s Faire. While she’ll leave the bees at home, she’ll have her bee suits for Faire guests to try on, learn about beekeeping equipment and of course a chance to taste honey!


Port City Makerspace

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If you’ve ever needed a certain tool to finish a project and didn’t know where to go, or if you have no space to work on that thing you’ve been wanting to make, or if you’ve been looking for a place to hang out with creative and innovative thinkers, look no further than Port City Makerspace. This community of creative makers will be on hand offering hands on activities and games. Join them and you might get to play a giant game of chess or try your hand at soldering!

“Meet the Makers” of 2016

There are only two weeks left to sign up to be a Maker at this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire! We’ve already got an exciting line-up of participants, but would love to add more, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions, either through email or on our Dover Mini Maker Faire Facebook page.

And if you haven’t done it yet, don’t wait to buy your advanced $10 tickets. The price goes up after August 26th! Buy them online here!

Now let’s meet some more of our talented Makers!


 

Clay Ornaments

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Artist Marissa Vitolo works in her garage studio making functional and decorative ceramics as well as experimenting with fused glass. She’ll be back at the Faire this year with her popular “Paint a Clay Ornament” activity. Marissa’s work is earthy and colorful and she loves to play with contrast through color texture and size. Stop by and learn all about clay from Marissa!


The Raspberry Pi Guy

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The Raspberry Pi Guy is back with more exciting projects with the Raspberry Pi, an affordable credit card-sized computer. The new Raspberry Pi model 3 will be showcased! A limited number of these will be available for purchase along with copies of his new book, Raspberry Pi Electronics Projects for the Evil Genius which features exciting new experiments you can do with the Raspberry Pi.


Dover Public Library

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The Dover Public Library has so many resources besides book! Stop by their booth and find out what’s new at the library, sign up for a library card and learn about how the library can help you with your maker and crafting projects. The library puts on a number of events every day that promote creativity and growth in children of all ages.


NAO Humanoid Robot

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Chartacloud Technologies is back with the NAO Humanoid Robot! NAO is a robot that helps and inspires kids to learn in the classroom. NAO interacts with touch, voice or vision and is designed for educational interactions with children ages 5 and up. See NAO, the world’s leading humanoid robot, perform live at this year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire!


Solder Art

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Jennifer Stanley is an electronics technician who has used her micro-soldering skills in the medical field to make unique Solder Art! Her art is created by heating and flowing silver/tin solder onto a copper board while the paint adds accent to the picture. Jennifer will be selling her pieces at this year’s Faire!


Pretty Aud Face Paint

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Pretty Aud Face Paint is not your average face paint table. Audrey designs and creates unique and creative face paint and henna tattoo designs. Kids and adults alike can request custom patterns and designs for her to illustrate freehand, or they may choose from her catalog. So charge up your imagination and get a beautiful face paint you’ll never forget!


Art by Francois

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Francois, a dentist-by-day turned artist has spent the last decade painting beautiful seacoast landscapes and cityscapes. He will have various eclectic art items, posters, art magnets, prints and originals on display and for sale. Stop by and contribute to an interactive pastel painting this year!