About Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire:

The 2016 Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire ®, organized by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, is chock-full of educational hands-on workshops and entertaining presenters. Makers from near and far will come together to showcase their work. Get ready to see the newest tech–but also the Baton Rouge area’s own homegrown talent!

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Presentation Schedule



10:15-10:45 LIGO
11:00-11:30 Boeccure Real Soap Making
11:45-12:15 Wes Morgan Introduction to Arduino
1:30-1:45 Adam St. Pierre Creating 3D Models with SketchUp
2:15-2:45 Atmosphere Aerial
3:00-3:30 Eric Cahanin 3D Printing at the Library

Musical Performances in the Plaza

10:00  –  Lagniappe Dulcimer Society
12:00 –  Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana

Teen Room Schedule

10:00-11:00 Minecraft on Xbox
11:00-12:00 Bookend Painting
12:00-1:00 Makey Makeys
1:00-2:00 Snap Circuits
2:30-4:30 Arduino Robotics Club

Workshops, 2nd Floor

(Available on a first come basis. Sign Up outside of Classrooms)

10:00 – 11:30 D.I.Y. Virtual Reality Headset 5 Seats Available
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Soldering 10 Seats Available
12:00 – 1:00 Introduction to Soldering 10 Seats Available
1:00 – 2:00 Introduction to Soldering 10 Seats Available
2:00 – 3:30 Arduino 5 Seats Available
2:00 – 3:00 Introduction to Soldering 10 Seats Available
3:00 – 4:00 Introduction to Soldering 10 Seats Available
4:00 – 5:30 D.I.Y. Virtual Reality Headset 7 Seats Available

If all of this activity gets you hungry, grab some delicious food from the food trucks that will be on site:

  • Leila’s Lagniappe
  • Lemonade Bus
  • Smashburger
  • Snow Day
  • SYI
  • Taco de Paco

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire can be contacted at makerfaire@ebrpl.com or (225) 231-3750.

Maker Faire: a Global Brand

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States
and the world—including right here in Baton Rouge!

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. Download a free issue here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.