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August 13, 2013

Meet the makers of sci-fi, fantasy at Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center has partnered with MakeNashville and ArtsCubed to host Nashville’s first-ever Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Join us in celebration of makers, hackers, tinkerers, inventors and dreamers. The event is like a big science fair or a community show & tell where people can demonstrate their creations to a receptive audience. Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages, family-friendly event that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together.

Guests include the Apparition Abolishers, creators of power packs, assorted weapon (made from ‘found’ items), and Tennessee Robotics Arts Society. Chris Lee’s full scale Millenium Falcon (Star Wars) is exactly that: a full scale replica of this amazing movie piece of movie history.

maker faire

With a growing presence across the country, Mini Maker Faires bring together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At the Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and even fire and water. What makes the event special is the combination of fascinating projects and smart, creative people who enjoy learning and love sharing their unique talents.

In its simplest form, Mini Maker Faires create a show-and-tell venue for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us. It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become hands-on and connect with people and DIY projects that aren’t encountered every day. We’ll be featuring all types of creative making—people who build things with their hands, people who deviate from the instructions, innovators, warranty-breakers, artists. Some examples include:

  • apparition abolisherscostuming
  • creative knitting
  • robot building
  • crafting
  • musical instrument making
  • 3D printing
  • glass blowing
  • electronics
  • Steampunk
  • creative welding
  • model rocketeering
  • prop making
  • car and cycle modding
  • circuit bending
  • prosthetics and movie makeup
  • vacuum forming
  • home brewing
  • jewelry design

millenium falcon

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Special thanks to Regions Bank for sponsoring a “Free Day” (free general admission) on Sept. 21 for the first 1,000 youth (age 2-18) who enter Adventure Science Center!


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