Westport Mini Maker Faire is the first for Connecticut

If you’re in Westport CT, or within day-trip distance, you might want to check out the Mini Maker Faire happening there this weekend. Being held at the Westport Library & Jesup Green, there are going to be several interesting planned events, on top of the usual gathering of makers and hackers. Local hackerspaces will be in attendance as well.

Some of the planned events include a battle of the home made bands, rube goldberg events, and jam sessions with the home made bands. Check out the guest speakers as well, there are a few names there that we would love to see.

Comments

  1. Tech B. says:

    Wish my state had anything remotely close to a Maker Faire.

  2. Rob K says:

    If only I had known about this prior to today, I would have made plans to go see it. But alas, while Westport is technically within the borders of Connecticut, it is really part of the whole New York City Metro area.. I for one would not really call this Connecticuts first Maker Faire.

    If it was in say, Hartford or somewhere near there, I would be there regardless of the availability of Free tickets (which ended yesterday)

  3. Will says:

    WHY ALWAYS ON SATURDAYS!?!?!?!? I work 9-3 on Saturdays. Why can’t people plan stuff for Sundays? WTH

  4. Reagos says:

    It’s free! Online registration ended last night though.

  5. aelias36 says:

    I live in Westport, and I went! It was really fun, although much, much smaller than the one they have annually in New York. There was a one-man submarine, the writer of the junk-planes piece from Make Mag, a speaking by David Pogue, (who I’m actually well acquainted with,) and other really cool things. For the Rube Goldberg machine, it was supposed to be made by the attendants of the fair, but it ended up just being covered with little kids who would just throw the different parts around. A shame, I think. If you didn’t make it, don’t worry. I really don’t think it was that worth it. Just make sure you make it to the one in New York. =)

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