The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a daylong celebration of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together creativity in a high-energy community festival. Activities include operating robots, trying the high-rise sport of “crate stacking,” welding, needlework, stretching mozzarella, playing in virtual reality, and learning to build amphibious tricycles.
The wide variety of activities makes this is THE place for people of all ages to explore their curiosity, discover new hobbies, and enhance their understanding of how things work.
Just a sampling of booths:
And, if seven awesome hours of East Bay Mini Maker Faire fun isn’t enough for you, consider this: there is ample research showing the benefits of hands-on making. Deeper learning happens when it involves hands-on activities, because we are more engaged and different areas of our brains are activated. Besides, when is it EVER a bad idea to learn something new?