Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
The 2nd Annual Make:KC Mini Maker Faire is joining the festivities again this year. Parkville Days Riverfest is one of downtown Parkville's biggest festivals that offers great family entertainment and fun in historic downtown Parkville.
New this year, Make:KC would also like to invite you to our Steampunk Party, Saturday evening starting at 8:00 p.m. at the River's Bend Restaurant and Bar.
August 19 - 21, 2011
English Landing Centre
Downtown Historic Parkville, MO
We will be brassing and antiqueing and adding the fiddley bits.
Steampunk goggles. It is finally here and just in time for Riverfest Mini Maker Faire. We will be constructing goggles out of materials you bring. So look around your house and your friends house for potential goggle materials. Bring extra to share.
Here is a list of possibilities:
McDonald milk bottles with lids,
V8 bottles with lids,
any plastic bottles with lids,
We're reaching that mid point of summer with plenty of hot days. It's Show & Tell time again so take a break and come see what cool projects people are working on.
It took longer than I thought to build a Cigar Box Guitar this week. So we will finish them up next Tuesday the 19.
July is heating up and the river will be leveling off soon so its time to turn our attention to summer activities. This month we're continuing our Maker Summer, learning about the art and culture of "America: Now and Then", checking out the "Ascent" project from Dark Matter, playing with the KC Space Pirate's Archimedes Death Ray, and learning about chemistry of Dyes, Mordants, Pigments, and Oils for the DIY enthusiast.
Make:KC is a partner in the Dark Matter "Ascent" project. This is part of our Maker Summer activities. Volunteers are needed to help with this build and launch of a community built balloon traveling to the edge of Earth's atmosphere above Kansas City. The launch date is planned for sometime this fall.
Please check the attached PDF flier for more information.
Call for Makers, Volunteers, and Sponsors
As Make Magazine's web site announced this week, we are accepting applications for the RiverFest 2011 Mini Maker Faire that is part of the 43rd. annual Parkville Days celebration. There will be artists, crafters, live music, food vendors, beer garden, and more along with our Maker Village. Parkville Days typically attracts fifteen to twenty thousand people over a weekend.
We're looking for Makers to come out and exhibit their creations, provide engaging activities, and build projects along with the crowd. Make: KC is creating a workshop area we can share with you while we're building "As Seen In Make Magazine" projects and other creations visitors can assemble while here.
I did post a few fotos from the MakerFaire at Union Station.We had a great time and look forward to Parkville's Riverfest with it's Mini-Maker-Faire. I understand the crowd the crew the producers the sponsers and the MAKERs will "Do IT Again" next year. I loaded about 6 or 7 pictures into the IMAGE GALLERY under Maker Faire.
Steve gets first photo showing the Maker Faire.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups