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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feburary 29, 2016

Contact: Holly Robbins                

Tel. 504-439-1756

Email: hrobbins@bricolagenola.org

 

MAKERS, ARTISTS, AND INVENTORS WANTED

FOR 3RD ANNUAL NEW ORLEANS MINI MAKER FAIRE ON APRIL 9TH - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

New application deadline is March 6th

The deadline to apply as to exhibit as a Maker at the 3rd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire has been extended to Sunday, March 6th. All Makers, Artists, Inventors, Performers, and Crafters interested in presenting their individual or group project, activity, or performance at this event should complete the simple application available at http://nolamakerfaire.com/call-for-makers/ no later than March 6th.

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire embraces the spirit of making through today's culture, technology, and knowledge, and expands on it by bringing makers of all ages, skill levels, and interests together to share their intellectual and creative wealth.

Maker Faire is a family­ friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

"We are looking for a wide variety of Makers. Inventors, artists, scientists, crafters, anyone who's willing to share their innovative spirit with the community,” says New Orleans Mini Maker Faire Co-Producer, Cameron MacPhee.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with 1,200 makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in six years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees. Community­ driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in New Orleans.

More information can be found at http://nolamakerfaire.com. Follow the development of the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on Twitter (@nolamakerfaire), as well as on its facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/nolamakerfaire. New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 

Event: 3rd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire

When: April 9, 2016, 10am-4pm

Where: Bricolage Academy Campus, 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans LA 70119

Application Information & Forms: http://nolamakerfaire.com/call-for-makers/

Call for Makers closes March 6th.

 

TYPES OF PROJECTS

The following topics are examples of the types of work that the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is looking for to showcase at the event. Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making are particularly encouraged.

● Student projects

● Robotics

● Homegrown Drones

● Electronics, Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi, Galileo, BeagleBone, etc.

● Space projects

● Food makers (not concessionaires), homesteaders, urban farming, etc.

● Kit makers

● Interactive art projects

● 3D Printers and CNC Mills

● Textile Arts and Crafts

● E­-Textiles, wearables, etc.

● Home Energy Monitoring

● Rockets and RC Toys

● Sustainability & Green Tech

● Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems

● Electric Vehicles

● Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects

● Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations

● Bicycles

● Large ­scale Art

● Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)

● Music Performances and Participation

● Unusual Tools or Machines

● How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

 

ABOUT BRICOLAGE ACADEMY:

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is fortunate to have the Bricolage Academy of New Orleans (www.bricolagenola.org) as the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary. Proceeds from the NOLA Mini Maker Faire benefit Bricolage Academy, a tuition-free, open enrollment New Orleans charter school. At Bricolage, we’re makers of the future. Our mission is to advance educational equity by preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be innovators who change the world. We define innovation as creative problem solving and embed it throughout our curriculum.

Three times a week, our diverse students participate in an innovation class, where they explore their different intelligences and learn through collaboration, experience, and making. More than an extension of the core science and math curricula, the innovation class is co-curricular problem solving, engineering, design, and creativity.

Our students and our staff exhibit the maker mindset. We wanted to create a school unlike any other in the city—one focused equally on academic excellence, educational equity, and student diversity. Through hard work, dedication, and the help of thinkers, doers, and makers, Bricolage opened in August 2013 with a 76-student kindergarten class. We will grow one grade at a time to serve 675 Kindergarten through 8th grade students by 2021.

 

ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do It Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

 

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