After a good weekend in Pittsburgh and the Mini Maker Faire at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, I’m heading north through central Ohio. I’ll be stopping in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland, and there’s public meetups in Akron and Cleveland.

I wrote recently following Maker Faire Detroit an article: Midwest at Its Best, and I’d like to collect more evidence of how makers in the midwest are getting together, creating projects and starting businesses. If you are a maker near any of these cities, please come out and say hello and show me something you make.


On Tuesday August 20, I’ll be visiting the Youngstown Business Incubator and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). On Wednesday morning, I’ll be at the OH WOW Children’s STEM Museum.
Thanks to Jack Scott and Julie Michael Smith of AST2 for making the arrangements.


On Wednesday, August 21, I’ll be visiting Ken Burns of Tiny Circuits who is hosting an open house from 3pm to 8pm at their offices in the B.F. Goodrich plant at Canal Place. Register at Eventbrite to get more details.

TinyCircuits is a startup focusing on the design and manufacturing of very small electronic circuits, represented by its TinyDuino product line. Also, in Canal Place is Henway Technologies, a electronics design startup (, and Event 38 Unmanned Systems (, a startup that designs and manufactures unmanned Fixed Wing and multirotor systems for aerial survelliance.


On Thursday, August 22, James Krouse, an organizer of the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, which was held in April of this year, is hosting a 7pm meeting at Tech Central in the Cleveland Public Library, which has its own makerspace. I look forward to meeting Cleveland makers and member of the Cleveland Makers Alliance.


I’m always interested in learning more about makers and their cool projects, as well as those who are developing hardware products that we might carry in Maker Shed.