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Evanston Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
What day(s) and hour(s) will Evanston Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
The Evanston Mini Maker Faire opens August 4th at 6 pm and runs until 9:30 pm August 4th.
The first ever PPPRS Grand Prix night race will be the feature event. We will also have music and performance and Makers that evening.
The event will continue on Sunday, August 5th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. We will continue the PPPRS Grand Prix race and have all of the Makers, performance and suprises.
How do I get there?
The Evanston Mini Maker Faire is easily accessible by public transportation. Two blocks North of the Davis Street CTA train stop and the Davis Street Metra station. There is also a CTA bus and PACE bus station directly outside of the Davis Street CTA station.
Where can I park?
There are numerous parking lots in Evanston, the Evanston Mini Maker Faire is adjacent to the Hilton parking lot accessable from Maple Street. There is a second lot at the corner of Davis St. and Sherman Avenue accessable from either Davis St. (one way, west) or Sherman Ave. There are also several other garrages and street parking throughout Evanston.
Where is the handicap parking located?
There are handicap spaces available in all of the garages and streets in Evanston
Where can I park my RV?
Leave your RV at home and take the CTA red line to the Purple line or the Metra.
Will you have bike parking?
Yes. There will be bike stands near the entry gate on University Place.
Can I bring my dog?
Please leave your dogs and pets at home.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Absolutely, we need all the help we can get. Go to the volunteer page.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
About Evanston Mini Maker Faire:
The Evanston Mini Maker Faire is hosted by the Technology Innovation Center in Evanston, in collaboration With Pumping Station:One with thanks to the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, and special thanks to DowntownEvanston.com.
A Mini Maker Faire differs from a Maker Faire in that we the hosts are the organizers rather than the MakerFaire. We supply the labor, the order and come together as a community to bring this extraordinary and awesome event to Evanston.
It is Hosted by the Technology Innovation Center and Pumping Station:One. It is sponsored by Make magazine, a division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Evanston Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.
About the Technology Innovation Center in Evanston
The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is a 25 year old technology business incubator located at 820 Davis Street. As a not for profit the TIC has served over 300 businesses most of which are still active, over it's long history. TIC is committed to bringing, technology, research and Jobs to the City of Evanston.
About Pumping Station:One
Pumping Station:One is Chicago's biggest and oldest community workshop. A not for profit organiztion where it's members have access to tools, techniques and tech ranging from sewing and knitting to welding and wood working equiptment. PS:1 holds public meetings every Tuesday Night where you can come and check it out.
About Maker Faire:
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, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including this Mini Maker Faire.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKEis 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.
About O'Reilly Media:
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.
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