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Cool Tech Stuff And Other DIY Creation Focus Of Wynwood's Upcoming Mini Maker Collaborative Event

November 5, 2013

DIY experts and fanatics are getting together in Wynwood Nov. 16 to share their work and their enthusiasm for things like robotics and 3D printing.

The Miami Mini Maker Faire will bring together, technologists, artists, entrepreneurs and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts in the city’s Wynwood district to connect and share ideas.

DIY experts and fanatics are getting together in Wynwood Nov. 16 to share their work and their enthusiasm for things like robotics and 3D printing.

The Miami Mini Maker Faire will bring together, technologists, artists, entrepreneurs and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts in the city’s Wynwood district to connect and share ideas.

The event is a partnership between MIAMade, an organization dedicated to supporting the local maker community, and Maker Media, Inc., founders of the Maker Faire, with support provided the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided.

“Miami has a lot of untapped tech talent and new entrepreneurs focused on areas like hardware, robotics and 3-D printing.

But to have a positive social impact they need more opportunities to showcase ideas and build relationships,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director in Miami, in a statement. “The Miami Mini Maker Faire is one part of a plan to build a sense of community among these local makers and connect them with a larger global movement.”

“The Miami Mini Maker Faire provides makers specializing in do-it-yourself technology, arts and crafts with a unique opportunity to show what they have made and to share what they have learned with the community at large,” adds MIAMade co-founder Ric Herrero. “It will serve as a bellwether for how far we’ve come as a creative community, and how far we have yet to go.”

About 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Mini Maker Faire, which will include talks, presentations, panel discussions and short film screenings at three main locations in Wynwood: The LAB Miami; The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse; and O Cinema.

The larger South Florida community is also invited to learn more about the maker movement through information and educational sessions and meet-ups, which are designed for people of all ages and knowledge levels.

Source: SFBJ

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