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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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See more pictures on our Facebook page!


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Maker Faire FAQs

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We get a lot of great questions about our annual Dover Mini Maker Faire every year, so we thought we’d gather all the answers in one place here on the blog!

Let’s start with the basics…

WHAT: Dover Mini Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016
WHO: Anyone can come to the Faire! It’s not just for kids and families.
WHERE: The Faire takes place in Dover, NH and is spread out across four locations: inside the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, outside the museum in both upper and lower Henry Law Park and across the river at One Washington Mill. There are TWO entrances to the Faire…one directly by the big blue crab that guards the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and outside the entrance to One Washington Mill.
HOW MUCH: If you buy tickets online before midnight on Friday, August 26, tickets are $10/person. Tickets at the door for the general public are $12. Kids 5 and under get in for free. Children’s Museum of NH Members pay only $7 IF they show their Membership card.

WHAT: The Dover Mini Maker Faire is a one-day festival where “Makers” of all kinds gather to show what they are making and share what they are learning. It’s a chance for anyone interested in the “Do-It-Yourself” movement to learn new things and go home inspired. Makers are spread across the 4 locations and offer hands-on, interactive demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.

And now for the more in-depth Q&A!

Q. Where do I park?

A. Metered parking is FREE on the weekends in Dover, or there are lots of parking spots in the 45 Orchard Street parking garage (which costs $0.75/hour). Learn more about parking in Dover here.

Q. How do I get there?

A. Driving in downtown Dover can be a bit confusing. We suggest using 10 Henry Law Ave as the address if you are using a GPS. Or, if you want to go straight to the parking garage, use 45 Orchard Street. Learn more about driving to the Children’s Museum of NH in Dover here.

Q. Will it be crowded?

A. The Faire is so spread out across the 4 locations that even though we had 1600 people attend last year, it didn’t feel crowded. The most crowded areas are inside the museum.

Q. Can I bring my kids to play in the Children’s Museum of NH during the Faire?

A. No. The Children’s Museum of NH’s exhibits will be full of Makers and the staff is completely occupied with the Faire, so we are closed for regular museum visits on Saturday, August 27. However, we hope you’ll consider bringing your kids to the Dover Mini Maker Faire since it is a very family friendly event with lots to see and do.

Q. Can I use my library pass to get into the Faire?

A. No. Because Saturday is a special event and the Children’s Museum exhibits are closed, we can’t accept library passes.

Q. Will there be food to purchase?

A. Yes! This year there are 8 food vendors: Boogalow’s Island BBQ, Hot Potato, Juice Burger, Kona Ice, People’s Popcorn, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt, Terra Cotta Pasta and Vagabond Coffee Car. There are also many downtown dover restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the Faire.

Q. Is the Faire handicap accessible? 

A. Yes, the entire Faire is handicap accessible.

Q. Can I bring food into the Faire?

A. Yes, feel free to bring water and food into the Faire and eat it outside in Henry Law Park. There isn’t a space inside the museum to eat.

Q. What if I have a food allergy?

A. Please convey any food allergy concerns to each food vendor and use your best judgement.

Q. Are there restrooms at the Faire?

A. Yes! There are restrooms inside the museum and One Washington Mill, and port-a-potties in lower Henry Law Park.

Q. I have a friend or family member who is a Maker. Can I get in for free?

A. Congrats on having such creative friends and family! Makers can invite their friends and family, but unless you are a volunteer, you will have to pay admission into the Faire.

Q. I forgot to buy tickets online. Can I buy them at the Faire?

A. Of course! Come to one of the two entrances and use cash or credit to pay for your tickets.

Q. I want to learn more about next year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire. How do I keep in touch?

A. Sign up for our Dover Mini Maker Faire e-newsletter and we’ll keep you up-to-date throughout the year and give you sneak peaks about all the great things we have planned.

Q. You didn’t answer my question! How do I get in touch with someone?

A. You can always call the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire at 603-742-2002 or email questions@childrens-museum.org and we’ll do our best to answer all your questions.

Food Vendor Highlight

Terra Cotta Pasta, Co.

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CMNH Communications Intern, Dave Nassoura had the enviable task of sampling some of the food from one of our August 27, 2016 Dover Mini Maker Faire food vendors.

Terracotta Pasta Company is coming to the Dover Mini Maker Faire once again! I had the chance to stop by their Dover headquarters and try one of their unbelievable meat ball subs. I’m going to be honest, I haven’t always been the biggest meatball sub guy so when I heard that’s what I was having I wasn’t overly excited. But once I saw the size of the meatballs and tasted the sauce that went with it, I was hooked. Terracotta does a meatball sub the way it should be done, lots of meat, lots of sauce, and loaded with provolone. Simple, because it doesn’t have to be complicated to taste great.

I also go to sit down with long time Dover location production manager Corey who started as a cook and prep worker at the facility 10 years ago and worked his way up to a management position. The passion Corey has for food is evident just listening to him talk for 5 minutes. Terracotta loves their pastas and that really does come through in the quality and freshness of every product. Corey explained to me how much creating a quality product means to him, “that’s one of my favorite parts of the job” he said “to be able to give people something I know is a quality product and see them satisfied”.

Corey also said that despite 10 years of experience he is always learning new techniques and loves that he gets to come to work everyday and still push the boundaries of his craft and better himself. He also talked about how much of a family the company is and how everyone really comes together during the production process leading up to events. The whole Terracotta Dover team loves doing events because they get to interact with the public and see the satisfaction on people’s faces as they enjoy the product they have worked so hard to create.

Terracotta Pasta will have their famous meatball subs at Maker Faire this year along with raviolis, fresh garlic bread, and pizzas! I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Terracotta Pasta company and highly recommend checking them out next Saturday August 27th!

Don’t wait to purchase tickets to this year’s Faire! Online tickets are only $10! They are $12 at the door.

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!

“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.

“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!

2015 Dover Mini Maker Faire a Huge Success!

This year’s Dover Mini Maker Faire went off without a hitch. We’ve got this whole thing down to a science it seems.

Guests were excited and engaged.
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Makers were glowing from all the attention and from the opportunity to show off their projects.
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Staff and Volunteers helped the entire thing run smoothly.
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Check out our full album highlighting all the
great Makers from 2015 over on Facebook.

And our sponsors were the backbone of the entire event.
We really couldn’t have done it without their support. 
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Thank you once again to:
Fidelity Investments and their Unique College Investing Plan

Our Media Sponsors: NHPTV and NHPR

Other Sponsors:
ENH Power
Alexander Technology Group
Prime Buchholz
Beswick Engineering
The Rowley Agency
Great Smiles, PLLC
Construction Services of New Hampshire
Chinburg Properties
Holy Rosary Credit Union
Leone, McDonnell, and Roberts
Garrison Women’s Health Center

And the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England for providing the Diet Coke needed to pull off our Coke and Mentos grand finale:

Meet all of our 2014 Makers!

Dover Mini Maker Faire is pleased to present all 62 makers approved for the 2014 event happening on August 23rd in Dover, NH.

SeacoSeacoastSeaPerchast SeaPerch Dover Mini Maker Faire attendees can drive a SeaPerch Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) in Seacoast SeaPerch’s 1000 gallon tank and in the Cochecho River. Representatives will also share info about STEM Outreach at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and their ongoing partnership with the University of New Hampshire.

NEMOLogoAndTentAward-winning outdoor equipment showcase.  NEMO Equipment, Inc. is a Dover-based designer and manufacturer of outdoor equipment, tents, and shelters. Founded in 2002, NEMO Equipment has won numerous awards for its designs and is recognized as a leader in outdoor equipment. Test our their products for yourself at Dover Mini Maker Faire!

NHKidventuresLogoNH Kidventures: Museum & Science Passport. Learn about this new “passport” program that encourages families to visit participating museums, science centers and cultural locations. Children can earn prizes and families can keep learning happening all summer long. Meet a representative from NH Kidventures and enjoy a free craft activity at Dover Mini Maker Faire.

GreatBayTroutUnltdFly Tying.  Learn about what Great Bay Trout Unlimited does for local waters and teaching youth and adults to fly fish and tie flies. Maker Faire attendees will be able to try their hand at fly tying with members of Great Bay Trout Unlimited.

HRCU_VioletAndCashHoly Rosary Credit Union. Dover Mini Maker Faire sponsor Holy Rosary Credit Union will be on-site with a financial literacy activity. Kids can spin a wheel and test their knowledge of money and savings. Their youth educator mascots, Cash and Violet, will be in attendance as well.

BreadboaUNH_IOLrd and Circuitry basics. The UNH InterOperability team will be using batteries, LEDs, and resistors to build simple circuits and provide an introduction to electronics and Electrical Engineering to Maker Faire attendees.

TirePressureMonitorAutomotive Technology by Dupont’s Service Center. Come see how modern vehicles work. Dupont’s Service Center of Dover will offer demonstrations on how tire pressure monitoring systems work and how computer systems measure air flow into the engine, and a look at the anatomy of an automotive wheel bearing. Looking inside the operating system of a modern vehicle to see all the electronics!

NH Lego LeagueRacing and Robotics by NH LEGO League. Join the NH LEGO League’s Kings of Konstruction to learn NXT Robotics programing and run a real FLL robot. Attendees can test their skills as they build and race LEGO brick cars on a Bricktona gravity track. LEGO brick race cars will also be for sale. 

PortsmPaperFlowerCraftouth Public Library Makers Projects.  Maker Faire attendees are invited to contribute to a shared craft using recycled paper, they can make and decorate recycled paper flowers, or dream up their own shapes and structures. Library makers will also help participants create a light-up notebook out of a single sheet of paper and paper circuits.

MF13_KidsFeltingCreating with Fiber.  Jean O. Hearn of From Sheep to Fiber Creations will demonstrate how fiber is processed to create a variety of wool products. She will show how to use a picker and carder to line up the fibers to get it ready to turn into yarn. Attendees can help turn light fluffy fiber into tough durable felt with a little soap, hot water and a lot of energy! Hands-on wet felt a soap bar or spin some yarn on a drop spindle.

HAWBE_CHAWBE-C Demo. Brendan Power and Alex Nunn of Seacoast Makers are working toward launching a weather balloon containing a video camera and custom devices. Their goal is to have it reach near-stratosphere altitude, then use APRS and GPS tracking technology to help retrieve it after the balloon bursts. Because this is still a work in progress, they will only be displaying the package that is going to be launched. They won’t be able to launch it at Maker Faire since it likely won’t be ready, plus there’s concern about a Dover launch being too close to the ocean which increases the risk of losing the package.

PaperCircuitPinPaper Circuit Pin Making by the Children’s Museum of NH.  Thanks to the generous donation of materials by SparkFun Electronics, museum educator Jenaya Paradis will offer a workshop to show how to create a circuit using copper tape instead of wire to light-up an LED and make a wearable piece of e-craft art!

MF13_Trebuchet01Trebuchet Demo by the Children’s Museum of NH. Do you know what a trebuchet is? Come help Children’s Museum of NH exhibits manager Mark Cuddy launch different sized balls using the medieval machine. How far will each ball go? Will a tennis ball launch further than a golf ball? Come find out!

QuadCopterWithGoProDrone Demonstrations by Roe Cole. Tinkerer and technology fan Roe Cole will be launching his GPS enabled quad-copter drone in Henry Law Park during Maker Faire. Using an attached GoPro camera, he will be taking aerial footage of the Faire at scheduled times during the day. He will be available to talk to visitors and show footage from aerial flights at his outdoor race car booth throughout the day.

RoeColePorscheAfterModified Porsche Race Car by Roe Cole.  Look under the hood, go through the window into the driver’s seat and learn all about how race car enthusiast and garage tinkerer Roe Cole has been modifying this 1980s era Porsche for the past 2 years to make it as “fast and furious” as possible given its small 4-cylinder engine.

UNHCompSciEPIC Bots UNH. Students from Department of Computer Science at the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be at Maker Faire to talk about robot programming. Meet these aspiring engineers and see what they are doing with building and programming robots on the UNH campus.  

PhotoPreserversPreservation Station by the Photo Preservers.  The Photo Preservers are all about saving and organizing memories. At their Preservation Station booth, Maker Faire attendees will learn how to save a selfie, tame their “Jpeg Jungle” and honor their heritage in a lasting way. The organization will also be selling photo preservation starter kits.

CorkysRailwayBackyard Railroad by Corky MorkCome check out this kid-powered ride-on car that runs on rails made of PVC conduit. Kids will be able to take a ride on the car and use a hand-crank drive system to do a lap on the track. For small children, the car can also be propelled by grown-ups pushing it from behind.

ROBLOXROBLOX Makers.  ROBLOX is one of the most flexible free platforms on which to make multi-player video games. Learn from users how to quickly start building using the free ROBLOX integrated dev environment, multi-platform support, and a global cloud of servers. Discover all the possibilities of being fueled by ROBLOX.

R2D2R2 Builders Club. Paul Murphy, an active member of the R2 Builders Club, will bring his R2 to Dover Mini Maker Faire. Watch for him driving around, mingling with the crowd and explaining the different aspects of building a droid – both mechanical and electronic. Murphy designs and produces electronic lighting systems for the club, but has also made several physical parts for his own droid.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.08.12 PMPaper Airplane Launcher & LightBotThis year’s youngest maker, 7 -year-old Sean Violette, invites attendees to make their best paper airplane to blast off from his paper airplane launcher? How far can paper planes travel? Come and find out! Sean will also have  his LightBot on display featuring a motion sensor, LED lights, and glow-in-the-dark arms and head!

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 10.45.37 AMBeer-Making Process. Brewers at 7th Settlement, Dover’s first community supported brew pub, will lead tours through their brewery and teach the process of making beer from the history of beer, the growing and malting of grains, creating beer recipes, the brewing process, fermenting, conditioning and post production. They will also talk about their process of making root beer as well.

Kinnebotanicals_Dyn1Vertical Gardening by KinneBotanicalsUsing long-lasting and environmentally friendly materials, KinneBotanicals will show Maker Faire attendees how to grow plants on walls instead of the floor. Their method for growing edible and ornamental plants drastically reduces space requirements and adds an interesting aesthetic to any indoor or outdoor space.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.05.40 AMBuild Your Own QuadcopterEver wondered if you could build and fly your own drone? Dan Norris, author of “Build Your Own Quadcopter,” will demonstrate how to build a quadcopter from a kit. A completed quadcopter will be on static display for visitors to examine. Norris will also offer a Raspberry Pi demonstration based on his popular book, “Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius.” He will show some of the features of the world’s most inexpensive, yet full functional computer, with more than 3 million sold worldwide.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.10.32 AMFuture Tech Women. This organization’s goal is to empower the next generation of women technologists. They offer mentorships, monthly hangouts for women in tech, and other activities centered about getting an increased interest in STEM careers. Visit their booth to learn more about STEM careers and what FTW does, and try a hands-on tech activity presented by members of the organization.

Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 11.41.25 AMKite Arial Photography   Kite Arial Photography has been around since the 1880s and from the start has been used to capture amazing photos. Christopher Perry recently completed his rig, designing all the custom mechanical parts to be 3D printed and custom designed his own PCB and software. Come see the Rig and some of the pictures he has recently taken.

Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 11.47.59 AMNH Destination Imagination – SMASHING! Help save the poor Grapes from their juicy fate!  Use your creativity to protect the  defenseless Grapes from the evil Grape Crushing/Destructo Machine created by the NHDI team!  Destination Imagination is a 21st century learning program that encourages students from kindergarten through college to have fun, take risks, focus, frame, and solve challenges. This program incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) as well as service learning. Participants build on multiple strengths and modalities while learning patience, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, project management, teamwork, and prototyping. Teams showcase their solutions at a tournament.

Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 11.55.26 AMReVision Energy  Stop by their booth for a refreshing cool down with a solar powered misting system, brought to you by ReVision’s solar-charged Nissan Leaf, which will also be open for tours. ReVision Energy is Northern New England’s leading installer of solar electric and solar hot water systems for homes, businesses, schools and nonprofits. With service to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, having recently been rated #24 by Solar Power World’s 2014 Top Solar Contractors!

Screen shot 2014-08-15 at 11.56.35 AMScreenprinting with Brainstorm   Learn the techniques of screenprinting a poster by hand and then take part in the process and print your very own Maker Faire Dover poster to take home as a souvenir! Poster designed in collaboration between Brainstorm and the Childrens Museum of NH and is available exclusively at Maker Faire!

Woodman_New_LogoWoodman Museum  Come visit the Woodman Institute booth to check out a hands-on exhibit of 19th century tools and handmade items. Can you guess what these tools are for? How were these items made, so long ago?

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.33.12 AMUsborne Books & More. Consultant Amy York will be on site with quality educational children’s books which include science, art activities, experiment kits and education on many areas of arts and science. She will be offering a paper airplane-making activity for young Maker Faire attendees.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.38.18 AMLetGo Your Mind. Dover Mini Maker Faire attendees are invited to join leaders from Letgo Your Mind to build LEGO gravity cars and create LEGO art design using gears and a motor.  This organization’s mission is to  pro­vide high quality, innovative and chal­leng­ing pro­grams that encour­age cre­ativ­ity and higher-level think­ing skills while fos­ter­ing self-confidence in a fun and safe environment.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.57.37 AMUNH LunaCatsThis team of UNH engineering students is devoted to designing and building a robotic excavator that mines lunar soil for a NASA-sponsored competition. Team members will be on hand to demonstrate their Lunabot robot and share information about their work process and recent competition in Hawaii.

MF13_3Dprintergirl3-D Printed Maker Coins. Meet 10-year-old returning maker Lauren Violette and make a fun maker crab coin or pin using her 3-D printer. She will also have a fun DIY project that attendees can create with just a few materials.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.18.40 PMRecycling – The Story of Your NorthFace Jacket. Learn about Coca Cola of Northern New England’s recycling and sustainability efforts and how they to the jacket you might be wearing. The PET (polyethylene terephthalate) collected by CCNNE is baled into 600-700 pound bales and sold to companies who reclaim the PET. The PET bales are broken apart, color sorted, chopped into small flakes and washed, then the PET material is resold to companies that make textiles, automotive parts, carpeting and other goods.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.10.48 PMDHS Shockwave Robotics. The Shockwave Robotics Team from Dover High School will be onsite with its FRC Robot. This tethered and wifi-operated robot can retrieve and throw a two- foot diameter exercise ball.

AirRockeWorksAir Rocket Glider & Compressed Air Rocket Launcher v2.0   This is the Air Rocket Glider (ARG), featured in MAKE issue #39. With its wings folded back, it launches on a blast of compressed air, on our new v2.0 Compressed Air Rocket launcher (CAR v2.0). When the ARG reaches apogee, the wings pop out for a gentle glide back to the ground. Several ARG’s will be on-site for demonstration purposes, and may be selling both ARG and CAR v2.0 kits.

BerwickInnovationCenterBerwick Innovation Center   The Berwick Innovation Center (BIC) is an organic and evolving program that reaches far beyond the physical Berwick Academy campus. BIC offers students a way to articulate an intellectual passion, serves as a strong addition to the college application, and allows students to follow their interests and engage themselves in creative and imaginative projects. The Berwick Innovation Center seeks to be nationally known as a leader in 21st century education and is, in part, financially supported through a generous grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation along with other dedicated endowed funds.

VellemanK8200PrinterVelleman USA Introduction to Electronics and 3D Printing   Velleman is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial and consumer electronics. They will be showcasing the K8200 3D Printer, a line of Arduino Shields as well as solar and educational kits. They will be running a demonstration of the K8200 in action.

NHPTVKidsNH Public Television Kids   As a returning participant and media sponsor, NHPTV Kids will be back with information about all their great kids programs and services, as well as an interactive creative activity for younger Maker Faire visitors.

DarkhillCemetaryDarkhill Cemetery Haunted House   14 year-old George Farrow’s passion for the past six years has been creating the Darkhill Cemetery Haunted House. This small attraction held in his parents’ garage every year focuses on using high-quality detailed sets/scenics as well as computer controlled animatronics and spectacular sound and lighting to scare you, rather than cheap scare tactics like blood and gore. All elements of this attraction are designed and implemented by George himself. Some methods used to make this event come alive are foam carving/sculpting, carpentry, lighting/sound design, animatronic mechanism design, painting, casting, molding, and much more!

PortCityMakerspace_BikeWeldPort City Makerspace   A second-year participant, Port City Makerspace will bring some projects that members have been working on as well as an ongoing Large Bed 3D printer build. They also plan to have a tent to showcase outdoor projects like blacksmithing, bikes, and other larger projects.

NorthernSelfRelianceBiomass Gasification – Running Engines on Wood   Northern Self Reliance is a small Maine company that builds biomass gasifier systems. These machines convert wood chips and pellets into syngas, a fuel gas capable of running engines in tractors, generators, and vehicles.

 

AppleIReproduction Retro Computers   Check out reproductions of Apple 1 and the SCELBI 8H computers. The Apple 1 is the first product of Apple. The SCELBI is the first personal computer, released in 1974, a full 2 years before the Apple 1. There were around 200 of each system originally built. There are around 70 original Apple 1’s remaining. Original SCELBI computers are even scarcer, as there areonly about a dozen original SCELBI’s known to exist. Both will running vintage computer software games from the 1970s. Users will be able to operate both computers.

MF13_MacaroniKidMake a Macaroni Bracelet  Erika Veduccio of Macaroni Kid of NH Seacoast is returning to Dover Mini Maker Faire for a second year. She will be sharing information with parents about her e-newsletter packed with family event information, and kids can make bracelets at her station using colored macaroni.

MozillaOpenBadgesMozilla Open Badges with Zigraphix   Learn how to earn, issue, and display Mozilla Open Badges – an open way to recognize and share achievements. Create a Mozilla Badges Backpack and earn a “Badge Basics” Badge while attending this demonstration. Be part of a community discussion about digital badges and help chart the future of micro-credentialing in the Maker community!

FusionForFunFusion for Fun and No Profit   Wow – Aidan Cookson made a fusion reactor in his basement! It’s a Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor which uses inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) to fuse deuterons, very inefficiently. Meet Aidan and learn about his adventures with fusion technology!

RoseannMeservePaintingWatercolor Painting   Work with artist Roseann Meserve of Dover to create a 5 x 7 watercolor painting to take home! The artist will provide the supplies and step-by-step instruction.

TinkersRefugeTinker’s Refuge  Tinker’s Refuge is a website/blog following our family’s attempt to lose the mortgage by building our own house [at this point, we are still getting the old one ready to sell]. The website will have an emphasis on families and in interesting women and children in building. Our exhibit will include his vs. hers tools; a reading area for kids with picture books about building, making, and houses; a play area with construction toys for kids; printouts and models of floor plans we have designed; instructions and examples for building related projects to do with kids; resources in the form of books and websites.”

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Baystate Ghostbusters  That’s right, the local Ghostbusters will be back at Dover Mini Maker Faire! The Ghostbusters will not have a table at the Faire but you will find them all over town. They will be 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!

TDB Monsters (no link available)  TDB Monsters is focused around making creatures and characters out of discarded items and junk laying around. They create all sorts of other items, from a slithering bicycle, to jewelry made from almost nothing. Recycling objects is a major factor in what they do.

MF13_StoryTellerInClassroomHow to Tell a Story from the Coyote’s Inkwell  Story-teller Michael Lang will lead a workshop, explaining four steps to telling stories in front of any audience. Using anecdotes from his own experiences, examples of technique, and group discussion, he will guide participants through the process of Enjoy, Share, Do, and Receive. Michael will also perform a selection of stories, and invite participants to join him in an interactive story experience.

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The Open Organisation of Lockpickers  TOOOL PWM will be back at Dover Mini Maker Faire for a second year to teach people to pick locks as well as understand the mechanics behind the process.

Claytransformed_MarisaVitolo

Claytransformed  Artist Marissa Vitolo will work with participants to paint their own ornaments for a nominal fee of $3 each. Acrylic paint, which is permanent, will be used. Once dry (while the participants are enjoying the rest of the show), they will use hemp to tie on a string for hanging purposes.

EPLISComic

EPLIS Comics  EPLIS Comics is an all ages sci-fi action adventure comic book series. Creators Emily & Jeremy Drouin will have a vendor table for comics, and they will present two workshops: learn to draw cartoon characters, and how to create your own comics.

501st501st New England Garrison  The 501st is a world-wide Star Wars costuming club. They fabricate their own movie-quality costumes, using a variety of cool techniques: resin casting, vacuum forming, machining, 3d printing, etc. They hope to have a Dover Mini Maker Faire booth that will demonstrate how the costumes are made using a variety of these specialized methods.

NewHeightsStiltTroupe

New Heights Stilt Troupe  New Heights Stilt Troupe is an ever-evolving group of middle school age youth from the Seacoast area. Their stilts are hand made from pine 2×4’s and their costumes are student-designed and made. You may have seen them in the annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade or Kittery Block Party. They have performed at The Music Hall, Rochester Opera House and many non-profit fundraising galas.

Yarnforms

Yarnforms  Artist Holly started YarnForms in mid 2013 when she took up crochet and realized how much she loved this art form and creative process. She will be demonstrating her crocheted arts and crafts which include colorful jewelry and clothing.

Group Projects from Makers in Manchester  This group will offer interactive displays of projects made by members of Makers in Manchester, including engineering, crafts and science.

Meet Our First 36 Makers for 2014!

Dover Mini Maker Faire is pleased to present the first 36 makers approved for the 2014 event happening on August 23rd in Dover, NH! Stay tuned for even more updates soon … we expect to top 50 makers this year.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.08.12 PMPaper Airplane Launcher & LightBotThis year’s youngest maker, 7 -year-old Sean Violette, invites attendees to make their best paper airplane to blast off from his paper airplane launcher? How far can paper planes travel? Come and find out! Sean will also have  his LightBot on display featuring a motion sensor, LED lights, and glow-in-the-dark arms and head!

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 10.45.37 AMBeer-Making Process. Brewers at 7th Settlement, Dover’s first community supported brew pub, will lead tours through their brewery and teach the process of making beer from the history of beer, the growing and malting of grains, creating beer recipes, the brewing process, fermenting, conditioning and post production. They will also talk about their process of making root beer as well.

Kinnebotanicals_Dyn1Vertical Gardening by KinneBotanicalsUsing long-lasting and environmentally friendly materials, KinneBotanicals will show Maker Faire attendees how to grow plants on walls instead of the floor. Their method for growing edible and ornamental plants drastically reduces space requirements and adds an interesting aesthetic to any indoor or outdoor space.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.05.40 AMBuild Your Own QuadcopterEver wondered if you could build and fly your own drone? Dan Norris, author of “Build Your Own Quadcopter,” will demonstrate how to build a quadcopter from a kit. A completed quadcopter will be on static display for visitors to examine. Norris will also offer a Raspberry Pi demonstration based on his popular book, “Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius.” He will show some of the features of the world’s most inexpensive, yet full functional computer, with more than 3 million sold worldwide.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.10.32 AMFuture Tech Women. This organization’s goal is to empower the next generation of women technologists. They offer mentorships, monthly hangouts for women in tech, and other activities centered about getting an increased interest in STEM careers. Visit their booth to learn more about STEM careers and what FTW does, and try a hands-on tech activity presented by members of the organization.

MakerFaire2014_PriscillaNickersonPorcelain Dollmaking. Priscilla Keene Nickerson, Doll Artisan Guild Grandmaster of Dollmaking, will demonstrate the casting and cleaning of greenware (unfired porcelain pieces) and china painting of porcelain heads, hands and feet. There will be pieces available for Maker Faire attendees to try these techniques as well. Nickerson teaches beginner to advanced classes at Mystical Merriment Doll Studio in Durham, NH.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.33.12 AMUsborne Books & More. Consultant Amy York will be on site with quality educational children’s books which include science, art activities, experiment kits and education on many areas of arts and science. She will be offering a paper airplane-making activity for young Maker Faire attendees.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.38.18 AMLetGo Your Mind. Dover Mini Maker Faire attendees are invited to join leaders from Letgo Your Mind to build LEGO gravity cars and create LEGO art design using gears and a motor.  This organization’s mission is to  pro­vide high quality, innovative and chal­leng­ing pro­grams that encour­age cre­ativ­ity and higher-level think­ing skills while fos­ter­ing self-confidence in a fun and safe environment.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 11.57.37 AMUNH LunaCatsThis team of UNH engineering students is devoted to designing and building a robotic excavator that mines lunar soil for a NASA-sponsored competition. Team members will be on hand to demonstrate their Lunabot robot and share information about their work process and recent competition in Hawaii.

MF13_3Dprintergirl3-D Printed Maker Coins. Meet 10-year-old returning maker Lauren Violette and make a fun maker crab coin or pin using her 3-D printer. She will also have a fun DIY project that attendees can create with just a few materials.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.18.40 PMRecycling – The Story of Your NorthFace Jacket. Learn about Coca Cola of Northern New England’s recycling and sustainability efforts and how they to the jacket you might be wearing. The PET (polyethylene terephthalate) collected by CCNNE is baled into 600-700 pound bales and sold to companies who reclaim the PET. The PET bales are broken apart, color sorted, chopped into small flakes and washed, then the PET material is resold to companies that make textiles, automotive parts, carpeting and other goods.

Screen shot 2014-07-29 at 12.10.48 PMDHS Shockwave Robotics. The Shockwave Robotics Team from Dover High School will be onsite with its FRC Robot. This tethered and wifi-operated robot can retrieve and throw a two- foot diameter exercise ball.

AirRockeWorksAir Rocket Glider & Compressed Air Rocket Launcher v2.0   This is the Air Rocket Glider (ARG), featured in MAKE issue #39. With its wings folded back, it launches on a blast of compressed air, on our new v2.0 Compressed Air Rocket launcher (CAR v2.0). When the ARG reaches apogee, the wings pop out for a gentle glide back to the ground. Several ARG’s will be on-site for demonstration purposes, and may be selling both ARG and CAR v2.0 kits.

BerwickInnovationCenterBerwick Innovation Center   The Berwick Innovation Center (BIC) is an organic and evolving program that reaches far beyond the physical Berwick Academy campus. BIC offers students a way to articulate an intellectual passion, serves as a strong addition to the college application, and allows students to follow their interests and engage themselves in creative and imaginative projects. The Berwick Innovation Center seeks to be nationally known as a leader in 21st century education and is, in part, financially supported through a generous grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation along with other dedicated endowed funds.

VellemanK8200PrinterVelleman USA Introduction to Electronics and 3D Printing   Velleman is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial and consumer electronics. They will be showcasing the K8200 3D Printer, a line of Arduino Shields as well as solar and educational kits. They will be running a demonstration of the K8200 in action.

NHPTVKidsNH Public Television Kids   As a returning participant and media sponsor, NHPTV Kids will be back with information about all their great kids programs and services, as well as an interactive creative activity for younger Maker Faire visitors.

DarkhillCemetaryDarkhill Cemetery Haunted House   14 year-old George Farrow’s passion for the past six years has been creating the Darkhill Cemetery Haunted House. This small attraction held in his parents’ garage every year focuses on using high-quality detailed sets/scenics as well as computer controlled animatronics and spectacular sound and lighting to scare you, rather than cheap scare tactics like blood and gore. All elements of this attraction are designed and implemented by George himself. Some methods used to make this event come alive are foam carving/sculpting, carpentry, lighting/sound design, animatronic mechanism design, painting, casting, molding, and much more!

PortCityMakerspace_BikeWeldPort City Makerspace   A second-year participant, Port City Makerspace will bring some projects that members have been working on as well as an ongoing Large Bed 3D printer build. They also plan to have a tent to showcase outdoor projects like blacksmithing, bikes, and other larger projects.

NorthernSelfRelianceBiomass Gasification – Running Engines on Wood   Northern Self Reliance is a small Maine company that builds biomass gasifier systems. These machines convert wood chips and pellets into syngas, a fuel gas capable of running engines in tractors, generators, and vehicles.

 

SeedBombSeedbomb Workshop   Join Marcie Cuff for this hands-on project based on her book, This Book Was a Tree. Come make a SEEDBOMB — a handmade
explosive mix of recycled paper and native seeds. Later on, “bomb” it grenade-style into barren spots in your yard or neighborhood. The seedbomb will germinate and add splashes of vibrant color to once-neglected places.

AppleIReproduction Retro Computers   Check out reproductions of Apple 1 and the SCELBI 8H computers. The Apple 1 is the first product of Apple. The SCELBI is the first personal computer, released in 1974, a full 2 years before the Apple 1. There were around 200 of each system originally built. There are around 70 original Apple 1’s remaining. Original SCELBI computers are even scarcer, as there areonly about a dozen original SCELBI’s known to exist. Both will running vintage computer software games from the 1970s. Users will be able to operate both computers.
MozillaOpenBadgesMozilla Open Badges with Zigraphix   Learn how to earn, issue, and display Mozilla Open Badges – an open way to recognize and share achievements. Create a Mozilla Badges Backpack and earn a “Badge Basics” Badge while attending this demonstration. Be part of a community discussion about digital badges and help chart the future of micro-credentialing in the Maker community!

FusionForFunFusion for Fun and No Profit   Wow – Aidan Cookson made a fusion reactor in his basement! It’s a Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor which uses inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) to fuse deuterons, very inefficiently. Meet Aidan and learn about his adventures with fusion technology!

RoseannMeservePaintingWatercolor Painting   Work with artist Roseann Meserve of Dover to create a 5 x 7 watercolor painting to take home! The artist will provide the supplies and step-by-step instruction.

 

BYO Guitar KitBYO Guitar  Build Your Own Guitar is a company based in Amherst, NH that sells and creates electric guitar kits.BYOGuitar offers customers a wide variety of electric guitar kits as well as the freedom to create a custom design, just for them! BYOGuitar sells an unparalleled experience to the guitar lover: not only do they get to play music on an instrument, they get to build their work and showcase it while playing!

TinkersRefugeTinker’s Refuge  Tinker’s Refuge is a website/blog following our family’s attempt to lose the mortgage by building our own house [at this point, we are still getting the old one ready to sell]. The website will have an emphasis on families and in interesting women and children in building. Our exhibit will include his vs. hers tools; a reading area for kids with picture books about building, making, and houses; a play area with construction toys for kids; printouts and models of floor plans we have designed; instructions and examples for building related projects to do with kids; resources in the form of books and websites.”

MF13_GhostBusters

Baystate Ghostbusters  That’s right, the local Ghostbusters will be back at Dover Mini Maker Faire! The Ghostbusters will not have a table at the Faire but you will find them all over town. They will be 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!

TDB Monters (no link available)  TDB Monsters is focused around making creatures and characters out of discarded items and junk laying around. They create all sorts of other items, from a slithering bicycle, to jewelry made from almost nothing. Recycling objects is a major factor in what they do.

MF13_StoryTellerInClassroomHow to Tell a Story from the Coyote’s Inkwell  Story-teller Michael Lang will lead a workshop, explaining four steps to telling stories in front of any audience. Using anecdotes from his own experiences, examples of technique, and group discussion, he will guide participants through the process of EnjoyShareDo, and Receive. Michael will also perform a selection of stories, and invite participants to join him in an interactive story experience.

MF13_TOOOL01

The Open Organisation of Lockpickers  TOOOL PWM will be back at Dover Mini Maker Faire for a second year to teach people to pick locks as well as understand the mechanics behind the process.

Claytransformed_MarisaVitolo

Claytransformed  Artist Marissa Vitolo will work with participants to paint their own ornaments for a nominal fee of $3 each. Acrylic paint, which is permanent, will be used. Once dry (while the participants are enjoying the rest of the show), they will use hemp to tie on a string for hanging purposes.

EPLISComic

EPLIS Comics  EPLIS Comics is an all ages sci-fi action adventure comic book series. Creators Emily & Jeremy Drouin will have a vendor table for comics, and they will present two workshops: learn to draw cartoon characters, and how to create your own comics.

501st501st New England Garrison  The 501st is a world-wide Star Wars costuming club. They fabricate their own movie-quality costumes, using a variety of cool techniques: resin casting, vacuum forming, machining, 3d printing, etc. They hope to have a Dover Mini Maker Faire booth that will demonstrate how the costumes are made using a variety of these specialized methods.

NewHeightsStiltTroupe

New Heights Stilt Troupe  New Heights Stilt Troupe is an ever-evolving group of middle school age youth from the Seacoast area. Their stilts are hand made from pine 2×4’s and their costumes are student-designed and made. You may have seen them in the annual Portsmouth Halloween Parade or Kittery Block Party. They have performed at The Music Hall, Rochester Opera House and many non-profit fundraising galas.

Yarnforms

Yarnforms  Artist Holly started YarnForms in mid 2013 when she took up crochet and realized how much she loved this art form and creative process. She will be demonstrating her crocheted arts and crafts which include colorful jewelry and clothing.

Group Projects from Makers in Manchester (no link available)  This groups will offer interactive displays of projects made by members of Makers in Manchester, including engineering, crafts and science.