The Coeur d'Alene Mini Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) in Coeur d'Alene - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Part science fair and part county fair, there are more than 200 Maker Faires that take place all over the globe. This spectacular event celebrating the maker movement is organized by Gizmo-Cda and co-hosted by the Community Library Network, University of Idaho and North Idaho College. Admission to the event is FREE. Glimpse the future and get inspired!
There will be 50+ interactive demonstrations, activities and workshops scheduled throughout the day both inside Gizmo's 20,000 square foot makerspace and outside on the North Idaho College campus. Some of the many activities include: use the machines at Gizmo, cosplay, play with electronics, do engineering, learn about 3D Printing, work with leather, make jewelry, learn printmaking, use an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, build mutant toys, virtual reality, do art projects, carve a rock, learn about felting, sew a project, science projects and play giant games. Some of the many participating makers include Say Roar Studio, VR CDA, Coeur d'Alene Arts and Cultural Alliance, Robosprout, Art Salvage, Cultured Mama, Bear Paw Quilting and Bernina and Irv's Jewelry and Rock Lapidary.
Food vendors and live music will be available all day from 10 AM - 5 PM. Artists that will play at the event stage include Ren E & Davis, Matt Russell, Ethereal in E, Hobo Hangout and Current Flow. This free event for the community is sponsored by Idaho Forest Group, STCU, University of Idaho, Community Library Network, Berg Manufacturing, Tedder Industries, Washington Trust Bank, North Idaho College, Make: Magazine, Octofox Creative and Century Publishing