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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.

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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.

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The New Mini Maker Faire Postcard

 

Hi Pi!

Hi Pi!

Calling all Raspberry Pi home project Makers and enthusiasts!  Raspberry Pi just turned five last month and there is a lot to celebrate.

Raspberry Pi fans already know what the little computer-that-could can do. Now, there is a new addition to the original line of Raspberry Pi computers. Named the Raspberry Pi Zero W, it includes wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity built in.  These features make the new tiny computer platform even better for connected Internet of Things projects.

Raspberry Pi Zero W

It’s Pi-week and the Raspberry Pi Zero W comes at the perfect time to create affordable, portable and connected computing projects.  The Omaha Maker Faire invites you to take your Raspberry Pi project from your workbench, Facebook or Instagram pages, and show, tell, and teach fellow DIY dreamers what you’ve accomplished. Register to be part of the Omaha Mini Maker Faire at this link. Registration has been extended until April 8 but don’t wait.

 

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 the event this year. Doors open to the public at 9AM and the Faire runs until 4PM.

Post by Mary Kelly, marykellydatasolutions.com

Wanted: Makers

The theme this week is Home and Heritage Arts

We have a great lineup of Makers for the 2017 Omaha Maker Faire on April 15, and we are looking for people with very special interests to share their passions.

Do you know someone who is into:

  • Beekeeping
  • Making Cheese
  • Gardening and Seed Saving
  • Knitting

Tell them the Omaha Maker Faire producers WANT THEM!  Get more information or apply to be a maker at www.omahamakerfaire.com.

 

Check Out Our 2017 Makers!

Our list of Makers coming to the 2017 Maker Faire is growing. See the up-to-date list of Makers under the Maker tab or click here for the Maker profiles.

Returning to the Faire this year is one of our favorite Makers, Allie Weber. Allie is now 11 years old, and this will be her THIRD! Maker Faire. Each year, Allie’s accomplishments grow and show Making is a frame of mind rather than an adult thing.

Allie will be showing some of her latest inventions including her Frost Stopper- Frost Bite warning system, the Got Your Back Binder Strap and maybe a peek at her secret project to make long hospital stays more fun for kids and teens.  Catch up with Allie at her YouTube channel, Tech-nic-Allie Speaking.

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 9AM and the Faire runs until 4PM.

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. Registration has been extended until April 8 but don’t wait.

The Omaha Mini Maker Faire 2017 Call for Makers is NOW OPEN

2017 Omaha Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers Now Open

Call for makers begins December 18th, 2016

(OMAHA, Neb.) – December 17, 2016 – Do Space (7205 Dodge Street, Omaha) and Metro Community College, in partnership with Omaha Maker Group, hosts the third Omaha Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 15 at Omaha’s Do Space.  Doors open to the public at 9AM and the Faire runs until 4PM.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire is looking for a wide variety of diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the tinkerer spirit. If you are passionate about making creations in the areas of technology, art, craft, performance, or things for yourself, register to be part of the Omaha Mini Maker Faire! Registration opens December 18 and closes on March 20.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire displays interactive exhibits that highlight the process and attitude of making things. The Faire is an event to bring makers, artisans, tinkerers, craftsmen, inventors, performers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers together.

We are excited to partner with the Do Space and their amazing facility, as well as Metropolitan Community College and their second floor educational space.  The new venue is centrally located, easily accessible from everywhere, and already filled with people, resources and events that foster making.

If you’re interested in being a maker at the third Omaha Mini Maker Faire or know someone who is, please apply today at the link below:

Maker ReGISTRATION CLICK HERE!

To learn more about the Omaha Mini Maker Faire, visit

www.omahamakerfaire.com

Omaha Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the Maker Faire 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!” The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is independently produced by Do Space, Metro Community College and Omaha Maker Group, and in collaboration with Maker Media.

About Omaha Maker Group
Since its start in 2010, the Omaha Maker Group has worked to create a place where people can explore Technology, Science and Art. We operate a community workshop in Omaha, Nebraska and have bi-weekly meetings where people can collaborate, share resources, create, and learn together. Named by Make: Magazine as one of the top Makerspaces in the Nation, we ARE Omaha’s hackerspace.

Resources start at 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, and electronics, and grow to include programming, robotics, quadcopters, microprocessors, and more. If you’re an inventor, artist, scientist, student, educator, hacker, maker, hobbyist, or just curious about how things work, you’ve come to the right place.