Builders, Designers, Tinkerers Return to Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire

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Steve Heath on the Fab Newport Fish Bike

Jeff Del Papa

The seventh annual Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is now one month away (August 8, 1pm–8pm, downtown Providence, Rhode Island). Our call to Makers is open: we’re looking for Makers from inside and outside Rhode Island to show off their creations. Pictured above is Jeff Del Papa showing off his manhole-sized coin flipper at last year’s Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire.

Taking place at the same time as AS220’s Foo Fest, and adjacent to it, this year’s Faire will take place in the Pell-Chafee Performance Center at 87 Empire Street.

At the Maker Faire, you’ll find builders, designers, tinkerers, innovators, craftspeople, engineers, hackers, scientists, garden wizards, and robots from across the Northeast. You’ll also find hands-on making experiences made available to the community for free by our valued sponsors and partners. We expect thousands of community members, designers, technologists, and industry-leading professionals to participate in our events, making the Maker Faire an ideal venue to see Rhode Island’s innovators on display, as well as Makers from all over the region.

Tickets are $7 in advance (before fees; $12 day of the show) and free for kids 10 and under (both in advance and day of the show)!

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I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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