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Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, August 31, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maker Faire is coming to Grand Rapids! This two day event is the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, and is scheduled for August 30 & 31. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and educational installations.  Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group, GRCC and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators, and tinkerers.

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is being organized by the GR MakersThe Geek GroupGrand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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