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Maker Faire:NC is on!

Maker Faire:NC is on!

We’re excited to announce that Maker Faire:NC, North Carolina’s first Mini Maker Faire, is a go! From their press release:

Maker Faire:NC, North Carolina’s first Mini Maker Faire, will be held from 9AM – 9PM on Sunday, April 25 at 1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham NC 27705 in Loehmann’s Plaza.

ShopBot has generously allowed the organizers of Maker Faire:NC,, to share their venue following their annual Jamboree (Fri, April 23-Sat, April 24, 2010).

Maker Faire:NC is a fully sanctioned event but is being planned and coordinated by Raleigh/Durham locals. Our goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists, Artists, and anyone else interested in learning from NC, SC, VA, DC, and beyond.

Just like the bigger Left-Coast version, Maker Faire:NC celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality “slow made” foods and homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages.

“We want [people] to leave feeling inspired — that they too can create things, express themselves, and engage the world around them. Our goal is to resuscitate the spirit of American creativity and innovation.” – Sherry Huss, (San Mateo 2009)

They’ve put out a Call for Makers and a Call for Volunteers, so be sure to get signed up to be part of the action! To stay informed, check out the event website and follow their twitter feed.

Maker Faire:NC
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 9pm – 9pm
Loehmann’s Plaza
1821 Hillandale Rd, Durham NC 27705
Cost: Free!

6 thoughts on “Maker Faire:NC is on!

  1. says:

    I’m pretty excited about this. As a rather new resident of South Carolina I have yet to find *any* locals with similar interests in electronics, technology and DIY. This will be a wonderful networking opportunity, and just plain fun. I do kind of wish I were up in Raleigh/Durham in NC. They’ve got a sweet Techshop and now a Maker Faire! Maybe I’ll find some fellow nerds to start some of that stuff down here in SC.

    (BTW, Matt, you put April 5 in the post as the event date, but it’s April 25)

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Thanks for catching that! I’ve updated the post.

      I’m glad you are excited, we are too, awesome things are afoot!

  2. tgmake says:

    Can’t believe a Maker Faire will be right here in the Triangle, I’m looking forward to it!

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