Final preparations are underway for North Carolina’s third annual Mini Maker Faire to be held on Saturday, June 16 in the Kerr Scott building on the NC Fairgrounds.

The 2012 list of makers participating is full of exciting and creative projects from Tesla coils and solar power inventions to the return of Craig Trader’s Chaos Machine.

Talented maker musicians are schedule throughout the day including a robotic Lego band and crowd favorites Subscape Annex and Ann Feld.

Tentatively scheduled for noon is a launch of a high altitude weather balloon by Citizen Scientist group NC Near Space and as if that isn’t enough volunteers will be on hand to teach soldering fundamentals to budding electronics enthusiasts.

Tickets are on sale now (pre-orders strongly recommended) for $10 (adult) and $5 (youth/student).

Bio: Jon Danforth lives in Durham, NC where he is a husband, father, artist, daguerreotypist, Crestron Certified Programmer, and director of Maker Faire North Carolina.
Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Tom

    Here’s the URL, would be nice if we could get this into the posting.

    • RTodd

      Thanks just what I was looking for. See you there.