Aaron & Colleen Graves – Presentation & Book Signing

Colleen Graves, author of The Big Book of Makerspace Projects and Challenge Based Learning in The School Library Makerspace, and Aaron Graves will be discussing writing as a making process at one PM and signing books at two!



Plastic Society at DMMF

Come catch Plastic Society’s display of amazing models at the Maker Faire this Saturday!

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Denton Community Market – Speaker Panel at DMMF

Denton Community Market will have a speaker panel at Denton Mini Maker Faire this coming Saturday – be sure to attend!

Interactive Window LED Display – HacksterIO

   Harold Pulch of HacksterIO will be featuring one of his latest creations, an “Interactive Window LED Display”,  at the Maker Faire this October!   

Will Milne’s ATC Commercial Photography Class

Will Milne’s Commercial Photography class from Denton ISD’s Advanced Technology Complex will have a space for demos and hands-on experimenting with CMYK photo manipulation – don’t miss out on learning about lighting set-ups, color gels, and more!

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Explorium Denton – Global Cardboard Challenge

  Founded in 2012 by Anyah Martinez, Explorium Denton is an organization dedicated to providing valuable learning opportunities and experiences in science, technology, and the arts through hands-on exhibits, multimedia, and educational programs that inspire curiosity and creativity. Aiming to “explore, engage, and educate”, Explorium Denton strives to collaborate with educational institutions and organizations within the area to provide a “fun, educational venue in the City of Denton for families to learn and play together”.

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   For this year’s Denton Mini Maker Faire, Explorium Denton will be incorporating their annual Global Cardboard Challenge – an event prompting children to exercise their creative skills to construct anything of their choosing using cardboard and other various recycled materials. Designed to foster critical thinking, resourcefulness, and teamwork, the Global Cardboard Challenge provides an excellent opportunity for artistic, social, and intellectual growth among its participants.
   For more information regarding the Global Cardboard Challenge, visit http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/
    To learn more about Explorium Denton: http://www.exploriumdenton.org/


Querencia Community Bike Shop at Denton Maker Faire

    Denton Mini Maker Faire is excited to host Querencia Community Bike Shop this October – they will be holding mechanical and repair demos, as well as showcasing their volunteers’ creative reuse work with examples of homemade bike panniers, and more.

   ‘Querencia’, roughly translated, means ‘a place where you feel most authentic or provides a sense of inner well-being.’ Denton’s community bike shop, Querencia, is a non-profit entity that provides the necessary tools and space for local cyclists and commuters to restore and maintain their bicycles while ‘strengthening the bonds of community through collective ownership and cooperation.’ 

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Savvie Studio at DMMF 2016

This year, Denton Maker Faire is thrilled to be hosting Savvie Studio as an exhibitor – come by to see their beautifully handcrafted products and catch a workshop on laser-cutting!

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SCRAP Demos and Activities at Denton Maker Faire

SCRAP Denton will be at Mini Maker Faire 2016 providing hands on art activities for kids of all ages. Our stations will feature spin art with a fabulous machine specially crafted by Querencia Community Bike Shop using bike parts to power the spinner.

Participants can create a unique painting using paint and paper (no brush needed!) and the overall design is determined by the force of the machine and colors you choose.  The result is a unique, circular/splatter pattern.  For an example of the spin art machine in action, click here to see a video of this years Arts and Jazz Fest, and attend this fall’s Faire to try it yourself!

We will also have space where you can experiment with various types of printmaking techniques.  We will be using reused and repurposed materials like blocks, rubber bands and foam to create stamps.

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UNT Library’s The Factory: Education and Innovation

     The Denton Mini Maker Faire welcomes back The Factory. The Factory at the University of North Texas Library is a collaborative space where you can bring your creativity to life. The Factory offers the community in-space access to equipment, software, and training that promotes innovative, cross-disciplinary learning.

     This year The Factory will be showcasing some exciting projects our Makers have been working on including an LED table top display that lights up based on proximity, a piano table powered by an Arduino mega, a Little Bits Ferris Wheel, a Monome, and more.

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   For more information about The Factory, its equipment, and workshops visit their website at http://guides.library.unt.edu/factory.

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