The Champlain Mini Maker Faire is a great opportunity for homeschoolers in the Northeast who can’t get to Maker Faire in New York City to hang out and learn about engineering, science, and technology. Via –
On Saturday, September 29, the first-ever Champlain Mini Maker Faire will take place at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. Put together by aerospace engineer and Vermont Education Coordinator Doug Webster, President the National Association for Workforce Improvement, the Faire will be a showcase for the DIY community in the Green Mountain state.
The new Faire is off to a big start. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and founder of the FIRST robotics competitions will be arriving by helicopter to give the keynote speech. The theme of the day is flying, and there will be balloons, blinkies, quadrocopters, and much more. More than 40 Makers, hacking collectives and companies are expected to be exhibiting, including Vermont Makers, theVermont Technology Alliance, and Burlington-based hackerspace Laboratory B.
I’m going to try and be there this weekend. Tickets in advance for adults are $12, $14 at the door. Kids 12-17 get in for $8 in advance, $9 at the door. Kids under 12 are free. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Champlain Mini Maker Faire website.