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Eugene Mini Maker Faire
Signing up for a ticket will help us to gauge how many people will be coming and will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.
As an added bonus, all those who register and attend the event will be entered into a prize drawing! We will select random winners to receive the following prizes:
What day(s) and hour(s) will Eugene Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
The event takes place on Saturday, June 16th from 10AM to 4PM.
Where can I park?
There is ample parking in the Science Factory's parking lot on Leo Harris Parkway.
Where is the handicap parking located?
Please use the designated spots in our Leo Harris Parkway lot.
Is public transportation available?
We are accessible by LTD Bus Route 13 (Centennial). See a schedule.
Will you have bike parking?
The Science Factory has bike racks just outside the front door.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
To be a volunteer at the Science Factory, please fill out our volunteer application.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
About Eugene Mini Maker Faire
The Eugene Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the Eugene area’s many talented makers: do-it-yourself enthusiasts who put science and technology to work. It will take place on Saturday, June 15th at the Science Factory in Alton Baker Park. The event is a collaboration between the Science Factory and Eugene Maker Space in association with Make Magazine/O’Reilly Media.
About the Science Factory:
The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Exploration Dome is Lane County’s only hands-on science museum. Our mission is to engage, excite, and inspire children toward a lifelong love of learning about science, technology, and humanity. In 2011, over 37,000 visitors of all ages enjoyed our interactive exhibits, full-dome digital planetarium shows and other movies in our Exploration Dome, and public special events.
The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM to 4PM, with public Exploration Dome shows on Saturdays and Sundays. We are located in at 2300 Leo Harris Parkway in Alton Baker Park, across from Autzen Stadium and minutes from downtown Eugene and Springfield.
About Eugene Maker Space:
Established in 2010, Eugene Maker Space is Oregon’s latest and wonderfully nominatively deterministic hackerspace. Our goal is to provide workspace, tools, equipment, and other resources while creating a community of collaboration and hands-on learning. Eugene Maker Space is a registered nonprofit organization in the state of Oregon.
As of February 2012 we now have 501(c)(3) sponsorship though the School Factory. As such, we are capable of accepting tax-exempt donations of funding or equipment. Please email the board if you have a donation you would like to make as a tax-exempt donation.
Eugene Maker Space is located at 687 McKinley Street Suite #2 in Eugene, Oregon 97402. Key-holding members are welcome to visit the space any time they please. If you would like to visit Eugene Maker Space and meet some new people, check our calendar or blog to keep up to date with public events.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Eugene.
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.
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