Rhode Island's 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire: August, 28, 2010

A Celebration of New Englanders' D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) Ingenuity and Innovation


Providence, RI, August 16, 2010 - Returning this year to the Creative Capital, Providence, Maker Faire Rhode Island is a celebration of everyday people's inventive and creative abilities. This Mini Maker Faire is a mash-up of technological-scientific-artistic-gadgetry-crafting that features hands-on workshops, building and hacking, arts and creativity, robots, and more.

"Maker Faire is a festival celebrating the spirit of personal ingenuity and innovation that thrives here in Providence and Rhode Island, and highlighting the impact it makes in our daily lives," said Kipp Bradford, co-founder, Maker Faire Rhode Island, and Brown University faculty member. "It is also a spectacular showcase for the cool projects local people are working on in their garages and gardens, kitchens and basements, work rooms and community centers."

"We are bringing this event to Rhode Island to gather together our community of Makers and Do-It-Yourselfers. Our goal is to help share ideas, make connections between like-minded folks, and create opportunities for learning technology," said Brian Jepson, co-founder, Maker Faire Rhode Island, and a contributing editor to MAKE Magazine's Make: Online.

"I am honored and excited to welcome Maker Faire Rhode Island to Providence, our Creative Capital. From its earliest days, Providence has fostered creativity and innovation, and events like Maker Faire Rhode Island show that is still true today," said David N. Cicilline, Mayor of Providence.

Maker Faire RI is drawing dozens of exhibitors: inventors, innovators, hackers, tinkerers, designers, artists, craftspeople, engineers, scientists, and others from across New England. The festival is free and is open to all, participants and spectators alike, including families and children of all ages. Exhibitor submission forms can be found at: http://www.makerfaireri.com/

Makers will showcase their projects, gadgets, inventions, products, designs, technologies, and much more at the Maker Faire at Waterfire on August 28th at 3pm. With an audience in the thousands of attendees, organizers anticipate a fantastic family friendly festival.


About Maker Faire:

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Maker Faire Rhode Island is a community-produced Mini Maker Faire that is affiliated with, and inspired by, Maker Faire in San Mateo, bringing this grassroots event to New England for the second time in August. http://www.makerfaireri.com/