RESTON, VA — Robots, rockets, radio broadcasts, and repurposed trash: So much to do and see at Nova Labs’ inaugural NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, March 16th from 11am to 4pm, at South Lakes High and Hughes Middle School campuses.
Inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and DIY’ers from across the region will demonstrate and collaborate with Faire-goers to make things, new inventions, tools, and gadgets, which can often be completed with reusable materials or household items.
The Mini Maker Faire celebrates working with raw materials, engaging kids’ minds, and helping them to become critical thinkers. All kids — and adults — need more encouragement to follow their curiosity and be innovative problem solvers.
— Brian Jacoby, President of Nova Labs
Early bird discounts are available until February 28, 2014. Students are free; adults $10.
At the door, tickets will cost $8 for children and $20 for adults.
What to Expect
Along with hands-on projects for adults and kids of all ages, Faire-goers will enjoy food, performances, and a series of short talks. More than 85 booths will feature “Makers” aged 12 to 92. A few of the unusual mix of projects and activities include:
Aluminum Aerogami (a combination of origami and model airplane building from aluminum cans)
3D scanning and printing of YOU!
Musical instrument maker
Solar- Powered Car
Kinetic, wearable, and electronic art
Science experiments you can do at home by Gravity is Optional