How Do Makers Celebrate Valentines Day?

How do Makers Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day provides Makers another chance to exercise their creative talents.  So, when I asked the Omaha Maker Group if they had ideas for Valentines creations, they were happy to oblige.

Kevin suggested using a PDF of your favorite image to create a custom Valentine’s card. The card could be printed on a color laser printer and trimmed up with a paper cutter at your local office supply store’s print department (or your local makery).

Dave suggested a homemade bath supply kit. “Materials to make fizzy bath bombs, scented bubble-bath, lotions, salts, cast soap, and candles can provide a fun afternoon for a maker, and also result in products that can be shared or gifted.”

Kyle suggested a 3D scan of your face that could be used to make molds for candy likenesses. Another Kevin suggested getting some ideas from your sweetheart of things to make for them.

Eric has found that his cats and flowers do not mix, so he whipped up a 3D printing of tulip blossoms. The flowers were a hit and the kitties didn’t make a mess of them!

Stephen has a maker friend that used a music box kit for the song playing mechanism, and then 3D printed a housing and crank to create a one of a kind musical gift. He’s also created some very durable flowers by cutting petals out of sheet steel and welding them to a steel rod.

If you’ve got something creative in the works for Valentine’s day, drop us a line at info@omahamakerfaire.com. Happy Valentine’s Day!–Dave

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2015 OMAHA MINI MAKER FAIRE

Your attention please!  The date for the 2015 Omaha Mini Maker Faire has been set.  Saturday, September 19, 2015 is the day, and the Omaha Children’s Museum is the place.  Mark it on your calendar, and start planning what YOU can make and share!

 


The Inaugural 2014 Omaha Mini Maker Faire was a great time for all.

Thank you to all who shared their passion for Making with the Omaha community.  The 2014 Omaha Mini Maker Faire was a great time for all!

Nearly 30 Makers showed up to teach, explain, guide and excite with their their cool, crazy and captivating creativity.  See who all made this event a success on the Maker Roll page, and check out the photos from the day.

A couple of folks from the HackADay web site joined in at the Faire, and they have posted an article about it here: HackADay at the Omaha Mini Maker Faire

We are already thinking about how to make the 2015 Omaha Mini Maker Faire bigger, better and way more exciting.  See you next time.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the San Francisco Bay area, which draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!