Monthly Archives: April 2017

Getting Close!

The 3rd Omaha Mini Maker Faire is almost here.  Bring your family and friends to the Do Space, 72nd and Dodge street to see our local version of “The Greatest Show and Tell On Earth”!  Admission is free, and the Faire is open from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

30 amazing and talented people and organizations are scheduled to share their passion and creativity with you.  The list of the Makers is below, and you can learn more about each of them on our Makers page.

  • The Heartland Organization of Rocketry
  • Allie Weber, Kid Inventor
  • MakeShift Lincoln maker group
  • Voice Command Control Using The Raspberry Pi
  • Grand STEM Challenge – Sylvan Learning
  • Automate Your Life – Home Control
  • Magic Sandbox
  • Nebraska 4-H: WearTec
  • Mackerel Sky, Three Days Dry Electric Toy Piano
  • Ambulance Artery Pop Up Art Shop
  • Mantises Art Project
  • Thor’s Hammer
  • Nerf Modding – modifying Nerf and other dart guns
  • Fu & Co – Laser cut goods, necklaces and logos
  • Imperial 80th Squadron self-made Star Wars costumes
  • Omaha Maker Group
  • Omaha Girls Who Code
  • Medusa Robotic Beverage Mixer
  • Barnes & Noble stem education materials
  • Tying Fishing Flys with Trout Unlimited
  • Makers Classes at MCC
  • DIY Holograms Using Smartphones
  • Omaha DID Beekeeping
  • Nellie Laurie Arts & Crafts
  • Missouri School of Blacksmithing
  • Do Space Volunteers
  • White Rose Jewelry
  • Omaha Biofuels Cooperative
  • Aquaponic Systems closed system of fish and plants

Amazing!

The Heartland Organization of Rocketry

The Heartland Organization of Rocketry

Members of the Heartland Organization of Rocketry, along with their projects, have appeared on national television programs such as Master Blasters (The SciFi Channel), Rocket Challenge (The Discovery Channel), Extreme Machines (The Learning Channel), Junkyard Wars (TLC), and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (TBS).  That’s why we’re so proud to announce The Heartland Organization of Rocketry will be at Omaha Mini Maker Faire.

Check out their exhibit, chat with the makers and learn about the construction and regulations of flying some of the most ambitious amateur rockets on (or off) earth.  And that’s no … joke.

Web link: www.nerocketry.org

 

The Third Omaha Mini Maker Faire will be on Saturday, April 15 hosted at Omaha’s Do Space (7205 Dodge Street, Omaha). Do Space and Metro Community College, in partnership with Omaha Maker Group, are sponsoring this year. Doors open to the public at 9 AM and the Faire runs until 4 PM.

We are still looking for passionate and creative individuals making great inventions, projects and stuff, to show, tell and teach visitors. If you have a hobby or like making creations in the areas of technology, art, craft, or things for yourself, register to be part of the Omaha Mini Maker Faire at the link.

Post by Mary Kelly, marykellydatasolutions.com

Luck (and Creativity) of the Irish

Luck (and Creativity) of the Irish

The Irish have comprised a major component of Omaha’s immigrant community since coming to the city in large numbers to build the Union Pacific Railroad starting in 1864.

The Irish had a unique way of making traditional crafts and distinctive buildings that told a uniquely Irish story.  Denied the possibility of enhancing their place in society, and deprived of the means to promote and progress their art, the storyteller was held in high esteem by the ordinary Irish who revered and cultivated story and song as their principal means of artistic expression.   

Storytelling and crafts continue to combine the spirit of the old Irish culture with modern tech in community “Do It Yourself” spaces to preserve and invigorate Irish culture.  The dynamic and vibrant Irish maker sector encompasses a range of traditions including textile making and clothing, pottery and ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodworking and furniture; and a gamut of technology including wearables, internet of things (IoT), mobility, robotics, e-commerce, cleantech, apps, hardware and data management, to name just a few.

Calling all traditional Irish basket, drum, textile, pottery, jewelry, glass and woodworking makers.  Calling all Irish tech innovators to the Maker Faire!

We are looking for passionate and creative individuals making great inventions, projects and stuff, to show, tell and teach visitors. If you have a hobby or like making creations in the areas of technology, art, craft, or things for yourself, register to be part of the Omaha Mini Maker Faire at the link.

The Third Omaha Mini Maker Faire will be on Saturday, April 15 hosted at Omaha’s Do Space (7205 Dodge Street, Omaha). Do Space and Metro Community College, in partnership with Omaha Maker Group, are sponsoring this year. Doors open to the public at 9 AM and the Faire runs until 4 PM.

Post by Mary Kelly, marykellydatasolutions.com