Mini Maker Faire Action: Norfolk & Groningen

Mini Maker Faire Action: Norfolk & Groningen

Makers are pulling together interesting and new projects all over the place, all the time.  That’s why Mini Maker Faires are such a great platform:  every community has people hacking, building and creating, and cool projects are everywhere.

Take this exhibit, “Rock all the Things” from last weekend’s happening Atlanta Mini Maker Faire.  Networked balance boards translate motion to connected marble paint wiggle board.  Watch:

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Now for the updates… Two Mini Maker Faires are happening this weekend:

It’s now the official slow season for fairs, but keep these “upcomings” on your radar.  They all have open and active calls for makers, so apply if you are in the vicinity:

If you’re tempted to bring a Mini Maker Faire to your community, read our intro page.

Gotta close out this update with one more project from a Mini.  Check out this simple fog cannon from last weekend’s Fort Wayne Mini Maker Faire:

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6 thoughts on “Mini Maker Faire Action: Norfolk & Groningen

  1. Thomas S. says:

    I’ve actually been tro Gronigen- great city. I actually have Dutch relatives who live close by… Lol if anybody from the US is going- try Hagelslag. Best. Thing. Ever. Not kidding.

    1. Sebastian says:

      Groningen was a great party indeed, now it needs a more practical/central location and a lot more media attention, i only learned about this the night before and i live in Holland!

      Hagelslag is great (chocolate sprinkles but on bread!), also try Kokosbrood (sweet slices of coconut heaven on bread). We Dutch have lots of great sweet stuff to put on bread!

      1. Thomas S. says:

        Yes, I remember going to visit. Of course being American I barely knew where the Netherlands was, much less where Gronigen was. I remember being there and crashing a law school party at the college in town. That and seeing the street corner where I believe my great grandfather once owned a business. I’ve never been to a maker faire, so I always get jealous when I hear about ones that I *could* have been to :)

        I remember my mother bringing back Hagelslag from a trip around europe. From age 5 I have loved the stuff, and being 16 now, I actually buy the stuff internationally to eat it. I guess Kokosbrood will be next on my list. Any other Dutch deliciousness I should know about?

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Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire's global licensing program for locally and independently produced Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.

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