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. The second-annual event will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 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.
About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the World’s Largest Show (and Tell) festival—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, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s goal is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual Bay Area event with some 110,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including here in Eugene.
About MAKE Magazine:
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.
About O’Reilly Media:
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.