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Burlington N.C. Makers Come Together to Share Joy of Making

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This Saturday, August 17, North Carolina makers are converging upon the Holly Hill Mall from 10a.m. to 6p.m. to share their what they make at the second annual Burlington Mini Maker Faire. The list of makers is extensive and varied, ranging from Jim Branley’s Wireless Energy Tesla Coil (pictured above) to (seen below) Bob Gusek’s 3D printed art, Stephen Wishnevsky‘s amazing guitars, and Stephen Chapman‘s steampunk art props, to name a few. Presented by the Alamance Makers Guild, the event is free and open to everyone.

From their site:

Our goal is to open a maker space (through our sponsor Harris Educational) and share the joys, knowledge, skills and community of being creative. We are makers, artists, programmers, tinkerers, boffins, crafters, woodworkers, blacksmiths, educators, and folks who think “how can I make that?” instead of “where can I buy that?”

bob gusek 3dp

Wishnevsky Bass

stephen chapman steampunk art

Other projects include sumo bots, 3D printers, ShopBots, paper rockets, woodturning, learn to solder, sculptures, and much more. Check out their promo video below and head to their site for more information.

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