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Rochester Mini Maker Faire – Saturday November 19th!

Hi All!
We would like to invite everyone back to the 3rd Annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire. This year’s faire takes place on Saturday, November 19th, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM (just over 1 week away!). At this year’s faire, we will 120+ makers from Western New York and beyond.  As the faire is quickly approaching, we have a few updates to let everyone know about.
New Website:
We just launched our overhaul of our website. It is now easier to spread the word about the Rochester Mini Maker Faire and learn what it’s all about. Check it out at: http://makerfairerochester.com/
 
Food Trucks:
We will have food trucks right outside this year’s faire! We will announce who will be at the faire a few days before hand on Twitter & Facebook.
 
This Year’s Makers:
At this year’s faire, you’ll be able to:
  • Test your strength and win some fire with Hell Blazer, The Flaming Carnival Game

  • Learn to solder your first electronics project

  • Screen print your own Rochester Mini Maker Faire poster to take home with you

  • Tear apart old electronics and see how they worked

  • Wear a 3D printed prosthetic with e-NABLE

  • Animate your first stop-motion film

  • Pilot a drone

  • Be inspired by kid Makers, including the Rosie’s Robots, a 9-year-old roboticist

  • Play video and board games developed right here in Rochester

  • Marvel at a theme park built with K’nex

  • Create useful items out of old cassette tapes

  • Hear live music from the Rochester Recorder Society

  • Mix the future with the past with the Rochester Steampunk Society and the Enchanted City Steampunk Festival from Troy

  • Pick a lock with The Open Organization Of Lockpickers

  • Drive robots with local FIRST Robotics teams

  • Make and learn with makerspaces from around Rochester

  • Prepare for the wilderness by learning outdoor survival skills

  • Launch rockets through recreational plumbing

  • Fix bikes

  • Light up with holographic projections and infinity mirrors in our dark room

  • Discover a monthly electronic kit developed in Buffalo

  • Meet a mermaid

A full listing can be found at: http://rochester.makerfaire.com/makers-2016/
Tickets:
Advanced tickets are available on Eventbrite for $10 for a single ticket, and $30 for a family pass (2 adults, 3  kids). Prices will be going up at the door, so get your ticket nice and early ($15 for a single ticket, $45 for a family pass at the door).
Tickets can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rochester-mini-maker-faire-2016-tickets-27223738936
Volunteers:
Please consider joining the team and volunteering at the Rochester Mini Maker Faire. You can work the time slot that fits your schedule, and meet great people at the same time! We’re currently looking for people to help with:
  • Setup
  • Load-in
  • Volunteer & Maker Check-in
  • Teaching soldering
  • Taking things apart with attendees
  • Maker Liaisons
  • Load-out
Sign up to volunteer at: http://bit.ly/RMMF16Volunteer.
 
Social Media:
With the Rochester Mini Maker Faire being just over a week away, we would encourage you to post about the festival online. You can find us at:
Our hashtags for this year are #RMMF16 and #MakerFaire.
We hope to see everyone at the faire!
Keep on Making,
The Rochester Mini Maker Faire Committee
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