Science Center, Hacklab host “Mini Maker” invention fair

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and Hacklab North Boynton will co-produce Palm Beach County’s first ever “Mini Maker Faire” on Saturday, May 14.

Maker Faires embrace the spirited do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) movement and invite the public to see and engage. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Science Center, featuring local and regional makers sharing projects and products across a variety of categories, including a human-powered snow cone making machine.

The event is a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, celebrating the Maker Movement by dedicating a place for people to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, homesteaders, scientists and garage tinkerers, of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire is intended to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community of creative individuals.

 

There will be 50 booths all over the Science Center featuring opportunities for interactive and hands-on fun, including the “Nerdy Derby Challenge,” a “no rules” miniature car building and racing competition; soldering workshops; teaching tinkering tricks; and an electronics lab, where participants will be encouraged to take apart recycled computers, speakers, phones, and more.

 

For more information about the inaugural Palm Beach Mini Maker Faire, visit http://makerfairepalmbeach.com or call 561-832-1988. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North.

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