This East Bay Mini Maker Faire is known for its high energy kids activities and support for young makers, and this year’s virtual event is no exception to that! Join our host, story teller and puppeteer, Emily Butterfly on the KIDS CHANNEL as she leads us through a creative day of activities for kids of all ages. Here are some of the highlights that you can expect…
The Crucible’s Fuego Leadership Program welcomed 5 teens back to the classroom this summer where they honed their artistic skills and created stunning industrial artwork. Join teen leader Leslie Kwok as she shares her final presentation in the Jewelry Department with a demonstration of metalsmithing. Get an up close and personal view of Leslie’s industrial and fine art techniques and artistic endeavors recorded live at The Crucible.
SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS
There is never any shortage of innovation, creativity, and inspiration from the East Bay Mini Maker Faire’s speakers and presenters! Join host, Sarah Cohan, creator of alternative lifestyle podcast, LIT AF for a dynamic lineup of uniquely fascinating, avant-garde presentations. Here’s a sampling of what you can expect…
Tweethaus wants YOU to participate in creating a more habitable, beautiful, and sustainable city for all the species that live in it! A collaboration among the FLUX Foundation and community partners, Tweethaus is a public art + ecology project focused on citizen science, interactive learning and collaboration that fosters community through the design, construction, and installation of bird habitats in public pathways and urban environments. This collaborative, online/virtual workshop will introduce the TweetHaus project and invite participants to engage as ‘citizen scientists’, members of the public that engage in the process of scientific investigations, as well as artful place-makers, design-thinkers imagining ways to make places that create community. A free, hands-on TweetHaus Maker activity will also be provided to participants. (Image by: Elizabeth Marley)
LEARNING & SHARING
No Maker Faire would be complete without the space to share, learn, network and converse with fellow makers! Join hosts, Brad Silva (of the Faire’s beloved Grandpa’s Train) and TJ Lee (creator of the Time Traveler’s Vignette) for a quirky talk show style, show-and-tell meeting space. Everyone is invited to participate in this fun conversation about what tools, materials and methods work best for the projects that you are interested in doing!
COME PLAY WITH US!
Step right up and get in line for your turn to play! This year’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire is hosting 2 semi-virtual game interfaces available for community wide participation!
Retro-Future Remote Play Play retro games via your phone or computer’s browser with other players over the internet, and a live webcam feed shows the game played on an old-school RGB LED matrx of 128×128 pixels. Powered by WebRTC on a Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi RC Kart Remote Play Watch AI powered RC cars drive on a flat paper racetrack, and request a turn to drive one of the RC cars from your phone or computer’s browser. Powered by WebRTC on a Raspberry Pi.
AND, CHECK OUT OUR ONGOING VIRTUAL EXHIBIT ON MAKE: PROJECTS
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is also proud to be hosting an evergreen, virtual exhibit space to showcase our diverse community of makers and their projects. Check out what they are up to and join the discussion!