2014 Participating Makers
We’ve got an amazing lineup of makers from around the Northwest scheduled for the Eugene Mini Maker Faire! From traditional crafts to modern technologies, there’s something for everyone. Participating makers include:
- Eugene Maker Space: our presenting partners, who will once again bring an exciting array of projects including 3D printers, sewing projects, a giant pumpkin catapult, and more
- Clyde the Drawing Robot: Eugene maker Josh Marinacci demonstrates his Arduino-controlled drawing bot, which can make both mathematical designs and artistic renderings of photos
- Dawson Station Model Railroad: a working model of a local sawmill fitted with an Arduino-based Wii controller, built by Ken Olsen
- Eugene Weavers Guild: Meet the artisans in the guild and try your hand at a 5-minute weaving project
- FertiLab Thinkubator: Try hands-on science activities with Eugene’s first biotech startup incubator
- Junction City High School Robotics: The “Blue Dwarves” are fresh from their Sacramento super-regional competition and will be on hand to show off their self-standing robots
- LagerBot: an electronic beverage tap with RFID steins that accurately records the amount served to each patron — serving up root beer for you!
- Miniature rooms: 10-year-old maker Aisha displays her handmade scale-model creations, including a science classroom
- NextStep Recycling: Take apart electronics with NextStep and learn how to keep harmful items out of the waste stream
- Personalized fabric and paper design: Springfield artist and graphic designer Amelia shows how to use Spoonflower to create custom-printed fabric, wallpaper, wrapping paper, and more
- Pleasant Hill Robotics: Meet the high school students who placed first in Oregon’s First Tech Challenge tournament, and see their robot in action
- South Eugene Robotics Team: See robots built by high school students that can throw frisbees, launch a giant beach ball, and more
- Steamwork Cycles/Electric Cycles of Oregon: Eugene maker Lance Richards returns for a third year to show off his latest electric bicycle creations
- SudiBall: Tom Conlin, a local maker and Eugene Astronomical Society member, displays his design for a lightweight “ball” telescope mount — with no ball!
- Velomobile: A Creswell-based maker demonstrates his enclosed human-powered vehicle, complete with trailer
With so many artists, hackers, tinkerers, hobbyists, builders, crafters, and do-it-yourself-ers all in one place, there’s sure to be something for everyone! And don’t forget about delicious food from Kalani’s Curbside Island Style Grinds! Buy your tickets today and be sure to join us on June 7th.