Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire producer Christina Pei teaches lockpicking with TOOOL
The Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire team visited the incredible Henry Ford Museum this weekend, site of the 5th annual Maker Faire Detroit. We played with, among other things, old school tractor engines, Power Wheels, hacked bikes, soldering, lockpicking, 3D printing, oh my! Over 400 makers turned out for this featured Faire. Here’s a little taste of what we saw:
A simple game of Flaming Skeeball
Life Size Mouse Trap always draws the crowds!
Celebrations of past tech: manually-powered motors, retro bikes, and this couple dressed for the olden tymes.
We milled a bottle opener with this Shapeoko 2 from Inventables.
We visited our friends from the Manulith, the 3D printing experts.
If you missed Maker Faire Detroit, have no fear! It will return in July 2015.
And…you can join us locally this Saturday, August 2nd, for Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire! Located at the Ford City Mall, it is the second Mini Maker Faire in Chicago:
Saturday, August 2nd
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ford City Mall
7601 South Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60652
Register HERE for free tickets!