We hope you can join us this Saturday! Tickets are still available in advance through tomorrow evening, and at the door on Saturday. Please make note of some updated parking info, as we’ll be sharing the park with some visitors from Lake Wobegon. The lot may be crowded after 1:00, so your best bet is to arrive early!
We’re thrilled to have OregonRocketry (OROC) and Eugene Rocketry (EUROC) participate in the Eugene Mini Maker Faire! Since 2002, OROC has invited model rocket builders from all over Oregon to build rockets, participate in launches, and share their rockets with each other and the public. EUROC was recently founded to accommodate rocketry interest in the Eugene area. Both organizations are chapters of the National Association of Rocketry.
The video above shows EUROC’s most recent monthly Launch Party. It looks like they had a great time! If you’d like to join EUROC for their next launch (June 17th, the day after Maker Faire!), check out their website or come meet them at the Maker Faire.
And for something REALLY spectacular… Gary, one of the members of EUROC, recently carried out a high-powered launch at OROC’s launch site in Brothers. Here’s the video… from the rocket’s perspective!
As you can see, these rockets are not just toys… some of them can fly tens of thousands of feet into the air! You’ll get to see some of these rockets up close at the Eugene Mini Maker Faire, and talk to their makers! Get your advance tickets now or join us at the Science Factory on June 16th!
We are now selling online advance tickets to the Eugene Mini Maker Faire! Buy your tickets early and have the chance to win prizes from the Science Factory and MAKE Magazine! If you are a Science Factory member, admission is FREE but we still invite you to register in advance and be eligible for the prize drawing. Tickets will also be available at the door on June 16th.
The Faire is coming up in just ten days! We have updated our list of makers, and in the next few days we’ll be posting more information about what to expect from this talented community of do-it-yourself science and technology enthusiasts.
Each year, students design and build robots to complete specific missions with limited materials and a tight time frame. They compete in regional and international matches, including the Autodesk Oregon Regional held in Portland in March.
This year’s competition was entitled “Rebound Rumble,” and required students to create a robot that could shoot basketballs and balance on a platform. You can see a video of SERT’s robot (2521) in action below.
If you’d like to see this amazing robot, and its even more amazing creators, in person, join us for the Eugene Mini Maker Faire on June 16th at the Science Factory!
Maker Faire Shenzhen, April 2012. Photo: maltman23/Flickr.
While we here in Eugene are very proud of our local community of do-it-yourself-ers (and we’ll be featuring them on this site soon!), it’s worth pointing out that our Maker Faire is part of something much bigger.
By being part of the Eugene Mini Maker Faire, you’re joining not only the local makers, but a truly worldwide movement of creativity, ingenuity, science, and art. Sign up today to be an exhibitor, or attend the faire on June 16th!
If you want to see what a Maker Faire is all about, the next best thing to attending a Maker Faire is to watch this short video produced at last year’s Toronto Mini Maker Faire. If this video inspires you, apply to be a maker here in Eugene!
Welcome to the still-under-construction-so-pardon-the-sawdust website of the Eugene Mini Maker Faire! We will be updating the site in the coming weeks with more information on attending the faire (June 16th at the Science Factory), featured makers, and more. Until then, check out the worldwide home of Maker Faire for more information on all things Maker Faire.
If you’re a maker, our application is now open! If you’d like to join us for the inaugural Eugene Mini Maker Faire, please fill out the application by May 11. You may e-mail us with any questions.