The 2013 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire featured 6 floors of awesome creativity, invention, technology, and more. The Cleveland Public Library opened its doors to over 50 Makers occupying ever knook and cranny of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Downtown Branch.
Read detailed articles on all of the Makers here: http://makerfairecleveland.com/category/meet-the-makers/
Tech Know Lower Level & TechCentral
The latest game-changing technology, gadgets, inventions and innovations.
- The United States Fab Lab Network
- MC2 STEM Mobile FABLAB
- Stop Motion Video with the Youth Artists of NewBridge Cleveland
- Tech Central – make your own font, 3-D printing and Maker Kit Mania
- King Midget Kit Car – design based on the 1960s version of the King Midget Model 3.
- Pole-ster by Longshot Camera Systems
- Jitterbugs from the Great Lakes Science Center
- Vishtauroborgby Doo-Sung Yoo
- MakerGear 3D Printers
- B3 Innovations - Meet Pico. An all-metal hotend for RepRap 3D printers.
- OSLOOM – an open source electromechanical thread-controlled floor loom
- 7 Yaks Design – knitting and spinning tools and accessories along with delightful fiber and yarn
- Central Ohio RepRap and MakerBot Users Group
Printing Point & Cool Chemistry 1st Floor
Investigate the history of printing and publishing and explore its future. Make chemistry magic.
- Miser Magazine’s Magical Nontechnical Page Construction
- Design Straight Up With a Twist – Fizz Creative
- Altered City:Michael Nekic’s Visions of the Rust Belt
- Cleveland State University’s Magic of Chemistry
- ATBOSH Media Ltd. – Make your book a reality with Print on Demand
Make Change, Make Games & Enter the Lightbox 2nd Floor
Play games. Make games. Explore business and social change for a better world.
- Don’t miss the Lightbox for cool maker projects which play nicely only in the dark!
- The Cleveland Area Game Developers – Arcade
- I-Dawson – our mechanical/electronic Phil Dawson kicks field goals
- Action Fiction Adventure – a fully-playable tribute to old school text adventure games of the 70s and 80s
- Thinking with Things – kinesthetic learning and interaction with objects, people and ideas
- Park(ing) Day – rethink urban spaces and what they can be
- HD Video for Community Purposes – learn to shoot, create, burn and distribute HD BlueRay DVDs
- Patent and Trademark Law – Use the law to your advantage before your competitors use it against you!
- Hydroponics – the future of sustainable agriculture: hydroponics, aeroponics, fogponics, aquaponics and more
- Shaker Launchhouse Business Idea Center– Launchhouse is a capital investment fund, business accelerator and co-working space where ideas are launched, companies are grown and interesting people come to do business
- Cleveland Time Bank – Go beyond bartering. Time really is money…exchange skills and services without cash
- I Am Sustainable Cleveland – What does sustainability mean to you? Make CLE a bright green city on a blue lake.
- Make and Take Kinetic Light Rattles – create a high tech rattle that glows in the dark and lights up when shaken
- High Definition Video for Community Purposes - Make great looking Blu-Rays without spending big bucks.
- Noubar Ltd. – high-end handbags from repurposed billboard vinyl.
Soldering Pavilion & Hackspace 3rd Floor
Some assembly (and dis-assembly) is definitely required.
- Makers’ Alliance— soldering workshop
- Soldering Stained Glass Jewelry
- Glowie Monsters* – make and take your own mini-monster with glowing LED eyes
- Solar Flowers* – make and take a solar-powered animated flower
- Create Your Own Chat Bot!
- Arduino Jukebox
- Cubelets – a Robot Construction Kit
- Solar Bamboo Plant
- Sauerkraut Powered Robots, Proximal Actuator, and To & Fro
- Circuit Bent Bikestra -trick out your bicycle with playable circuits.
- Computer-Controlled Pumpkins
Maker Mania Resource Room 4th Floor
Has Maker Faire give you a raging case of maker mania?
Grab your library card and hit the Maker Mania Resource Room for a cure!
Your Cleveland Public Library is fully stocked with the information and resources you need to explore your every interest. Stroll the aisles and take home some fuel for inspiration! Discover everything from fiber to fashion, music to microbots, electronics to ecology, wood to wire, and much more.
It’s DIY inspiration at your fingertips and it’s all FREE!
Art, Craft & Sound 5th Floor
Fun for your hands, eyes and ears.
- Leather by Ricardo – hand-sewn medieval-style leather jacks
- Decorative Ropework – crafty and creative knot tying
- Fiber Club – DIY all day: knit, print, embroider, pom-pom, craft, create!
- Secret Admirer – create and send postcards or analog tweets to the ones you love
- Soulcraft Woodshop – we’re a community access woodworking, classes, space to work on your own projects and home to several emerging and established furniture designers and makers.
- The Musicians’ Garden – compose, play and record your own songs
- Neon 101 with Jeff Chiplis