Vol. 14: Maker's Calendar
Our favorite events from around the world.
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June 18, Fort Davis, Texas At one of the top events on the amateur astronomer's calendar, star enthusiasts gaze heavenward under the dark skies of rural West Texas to observe and photograph the stars and planets.
June 828, Rolla, Mo. The Missouri University of Science and Technology provides high school students with a week-long opportunity to work with detonators, high explosives, blasting agents, display fireworks, and more.
June 1314, Redwood Falls, Minn.
"The worlds oldest annual inventors convention" showcases ideas coming from the frenzied minds of noncorporate inventors.
June 1215, San Francisco, Calif.
One of the world's largest robot competitions features events ranging from robotic combat to cybernetic bartending.
July 9-12, Oakland, Calif.
Makers with a burning desire celebrate at this annual event in the Bay Area with classes, artworks, performances, and more.
July 26, Akron, Ohio
Since 1934, this is the championship competition for young people and their handcrafted, gravity-powered coaster race cars.
July 28-Aug. 3, Oshkosh, Wisc.
The biggest event on the aviation calendar takes place when more than 750,000 people attend the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual rally.
Aug. 18-24, Long Beach, Wash.
This is one of the largest and best-known gatherings of kite makers and flyers. More than 10,000 attendees revel in all things kite-related.
Aug. 1824, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
Gearheads and speed enthusiasts show their need for speed as they streak across the Great Salt Flats in a variety of fast-moving, high-powered vehicles.
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