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The 2020 Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is underway! Join us on YouTube Live or Facebook. We’ve got a great lineup of panels, builds, teardowns and much more. The live stream will run until 5pm, but we’ll also have it available to watch after the event on YouTube.

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The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is 100% virtual this year! The event will be streamed live via YouTube Live. Join the fun from anywhere with an Internet connection through your browser or the YouTube app.

The stream can also be found by searching for Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire at youtube.com or within the app.

The live stream begins at 10am on Saturday, October 17.

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We’re thrilled to have the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in partnership with BASF join us for this year’s Virtual Maker Faire! Virtual attendees can follow along at home and craft their own unique sculptures.

Art and science connect as participants create their own Soap Sculptures using easily-accessible, simple materials. Inspired by LASM’s current exhibition, Frank Hayden: Lift Every Voice, have fun exploring the techniques that sculptors use to design three-dimensional works of art. Participants will also learn about the important role that BASF is playing to provide science-based solutions to protect our health and well-being in response to COVID-19. Art, science, and community impact in action!

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We’re looking for Makers to share their hobbies and skills at this year’s Maker Faire on Saturday, October 17. The event is 100% virtual! Whether you’re an experienced Maker Faire exhibitor or you’ve been unable to make it in past years, this is a great chance to get involved. While we’ll miss the excitement of thousands of in-person visitors, we hope to bring over as much of the fun and maker know-how that we can.

We’re looking for video content, primarily pre-recorded that we can play at intervals during our live streaming event as well as on social media leading up to the Faire. We’re also interested in participants that would be willing to have a live presentation or be part of a panel. Head over to our Call for Makers page for more info and to sign up!

 

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Join us for the seventh annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 17! This year we’re going virtual, with a full day of presentations, panels, and demonstrations available entirely online. We’ll be streaming the event on YouTube Live from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We may not have the excitement of the crowds this year, but we’ll be bringing you creative projects in tech, arts, crafts and more along with special guests. We’re encouraging you to make along with us, with grab and go crafts that will be available at all library locations and recycled material challenges. Check back soon for more details!

 

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Maker Faire is a great place to share your creative projects and hobbies. Attendees come to Maker Faire to learn and engage with makers and their projects. The more interactive the experience is, the better! If you’re considering being a maker at this year’s Faire, here are some things to keep in mind.

The best exhibits have a hands-on element to them. If someone can try their hand at a technique, they’ll be more engaged and more likely to remember that experience. For complicated or time-consuming projects, think of how you can get people involved with one aspect of it. Perhaps they could try using one of the tools involved or do a short section.

Next best would be a live demonstration of how to do something. Are you able to make something (or do part of the process) and share your knowledge as you go? Think of what information someone would need to get started on a similar project. Next best would be showing things that you’ve made and talking about the process.

While we welcome makers to sell their wares at the event, the primary focus of a booth is on sharing knowledge and inspiration. If you make beautiful widgets but have a secret process for making them, this might not be the best forum. We love that we’re able to offer this event for free to attendees, and we think attendees should have a great experience without reaching for their wallets.

If you have any questions or want to toss around some ideas before applying, get in touch!

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We’re thrilled to welcome back Beyond the Garage to the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire! Their amazing work in past years was a hit with all ages.

Beyond the Garage, a business that creates toys, art, and puppets, is run by Clay Achee, a Baton Rouge native, along with his wife, Kirstin Martinez! Clay also manages the puppet rock band Ziggy and the Junkyard Band and runs their youtube page.

See them at this year’s Faire on Saturday, October 19th!

Need a nudge to put in your application to be a maker? Check out these awesome laser cut badges that are in the works! Visit our Twitter page @brmakerfaire to see a short clip of them being made.

You’ve got a few more weeks to apply – head over to the Call for Makers page for more information and to apply.

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We’re just a few short months away from the 6th Annual Baton Rouge Maker Faire! We’re looking for enthusiastic makers to share their projects and inspire attendees. As always, we’re looking for makers of all types, from robotics and microcontrollers to fabric artists and crocheting to homesteading and pickling! Additionally, this year we’re highlighting fashion with a theme of “Stitch, Style, Make.”

For more information on what to expect, visit the Call for Makers page. Ready to sign up? Fill out the Call for Makers Form.

Interested but still have questions? Contact Us!

We can’t wait to see what y’all have to show off this year!

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The 2017 Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, October 21st! The fourth annual event will again be at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Blvd.

Interested in exhibiting as a Maker? It’s never too early to start thinking about what projects you can bring.

For event updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter!

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