Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

Attention Makers! The MAKER Movement is coming to a school near you at the 1st annual MAKER Day on April 12 at the Marin County Office of Education. See how the future is being imagined, invented, designed, programmed, and manufactured by Marin County students. Meet the MAKERS and have fun with the hands-on exhibits.  Everyone is welcome and it’s free! Click HERE to register. GO Green and ride your bike to MAKER Day on April 12. Valet bike parking available! http://make.marinschools.org

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire will be there with information on our 2014 event, and other exciting MAKER opportunities!


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Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire returns Sept 13, 2014

Join us on Sept 13, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire at Bon Air Center. We’ll have more makers, and if you are interested in participating as a maker, please join our email list (below) for updates on Maker meetings, information and the Call for Makers.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

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Here are a few images from the 2013 event!

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Get the Schedule of Makers, Speakers & Events with our App!

To download our Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire app:

1) Tap or input http://my.yapp.us/GBMMF on your iOS or Android device.

2) You’ll be directed to your app store to download YappBox, a viewing app similar to Newsstand, if you don’t have it on your phone already.

3) YappBox will open up and our app will be waiting for you inside! If you don’t see it there, just tap “View a Yapp” and it will download.

Viewing from an iPad or Android tablet?

1) Download YappBox from the app store — it says phone version, but it’ll work on your tablet.

2) Tap ‘View A Yapp’

3) Put in your name and “GBMMF” and our app will download!

Meet our Makers: The Viper

The Viper is a Battlestar Galactica themed flight simulator capable of 360 rotation on two axes. It consists of a fuselage from a Piper Cherokee, a custom motion platform, and over 10 different computers that are networked together to create an immersive flight experience.

It was built by 5 Marin high school students over 8 months with the help of a few adult mentors. http://the-viper.org

Image of The Viper

Meet our Makers: S’Nova Kayfetz’ Hovercraft

Two battery powered handdrill-size blowers lift the hovercraft and S’Nova 3 inches off the ground on a cushion of air enclosed in plastic. A fan connected moves the  42 inch diameter hovercraft at walking speed as S’Nova sits on a seat operating the steering wheel.

S’Nova gradually designed and improved a series of hovercrafts starting with a disk he stood on holding a leaf blower with lift, but no movement nor steering. He enjoys art, soccer, speaking Mandarin and attending Fe Tian Academy as an 11 year-old 6th grade student.

Every quarter hour during the fair S’Nova will demonstrate his hovercraft and discuss it with anyone interested.

Our makers are confirmed and we will introduce them soon.
You’ll see robots, a Viper flight simulator, a hovercraft, upcycling projects, 3D printing, games, creative activities and Marin’s innovators and Makers with a range of incredible projects.

When:  Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Where: Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904
What: Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire will be Marin’s largest ‘Do-It-Yourself’ festival, showcasing local makers with activities, show-and-tell, and exhibits on arts, crafts, science, robotics, music, technology, sustainability, education, food, and creativity.

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of our community, with hands-on learning and creative activities. It’s a day of sharing knowledge and talents in a family-friendly event that is fun, entertaining, educational and encourages the ‘maker’ in all of us.

Who: Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is a collaboration between the host organization, Bon Air Center, and local maker groups, individuals and organizations.

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

4 responses to “Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

  1. How do we register our group to be in the Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire?

  2. I would like to exhibit at the fair and represent the Marin Makerspace. I am building an Aquaponics system.

  3. Thanks for a great experience. I am sorry that I was not aware of this schedule before I arrived at the faire at 1pm – but in 2 hrs.I learned a lot and had a fun time doing so.

  4. We would love to participate with RoboTar again this year! Let us know when you’re having the call for makers.
    Kevin (Www.robo-tar.com)

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