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Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire is looking for amazing maker talent from the Las Vegas area to participate in their 2nd annual event. Last year’s Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire featured 40 maker exhibits and welcomed over over 700 attendees.

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I recently spoke with Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire organizer and Syn Shop member, Paweł Szymczykowski. He explained that the event is growing and moving to a larger venue downtown with sponsorship from ZapposThe Downtown Project, Pololu, Full Spectrum Laser, and RobotsConf. The event will be held at the Learning Village on Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 7pm.

Paweł shared a small sampling of the makers that will be at this year’s event:

The Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire “Call for Makers” deadline is March 5, so apply now to be included in the fun!

If you know of makers within driving distance of Las Vegas, please share this post with them, or post a comment below linking to their work and the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire team will reach out to recruit them!

Paweł and R2-D2 at Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire 2013

Paweł and R2-D2 at Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire 2013.

I met Paweł last year at RobotsConf and then spent time visiting Syn Shop, Zappos, and The Downtown Project with him earlier this year. I can’t wait to go back for Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire to see all the Las Vegas maker talent in one location. By then I’ll have the early results of our Maker Effect research project, and some good stories from Makerland in Warsaw – I look forward to meeting some of you there!

Ian Cole

Ian is a founder of The Maker Effect Foundation, a non-profit group organized to study and amplify the effects of makers within their communities. He’s currently researching the intersection between the personal and professional success of makers for a book which will be published later this year. Ian is very active in the Orlando maker community as a board member of FamiLAB, Orlando’s Hackerspace, and as a founding organizer of Orlando Mini Maker Faire. Ian blogs about his family’s maker adventures at raisinggeeks.com.


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