Maker Faire North Carolina
See. Learn. Make. Maker Faire NC isn’t a static event for spectators, we want you to get engaged and hands on.
Want to learn a new skill? We’ve got you covered. Come learn how to pick locks at the Lockpick Village. Seriously. TOOOL is going to be here showing you how it’s done. We’re even going to have a separate section for adults and kids, so everyone gets a turn. You don’t want to miss this!
What about all those electronics Makers are using in their projects? Want to assemble a kit but don’t how to solder? We will teach you how at our Learn to Solder workshop. Not only will you learn a new skill, you’ll also have a blinking robot badge to prove it!
How about sewing electronics, did you know you can do that? You can, and Sparkfun is going to host an e-textiles workshop and show you how. There will be plenty of supplies, instructors and guidance to help you through the entire project. You’ll get to sew an electronics project and take it home with you, and it’s absolutely free!
Learn to Weave with the Durham String Thing. Our friends will teach you how to use a simple, portable loom to weave a strap for a bracelet, and you get to take the loom home with you to use it to weave anything else you might dream up. Bet you didn’t know that some looms pioneered the same technology used early punch card computers!
Maker Faire NC isn’t just about technology, we’re about MAKING. See you there!
Meet the Makers
Here is a sample of the 2013 Makers of Maker Faire: North Carolina! Many of these will return in 2014 plus a whole lot of new faces as well!
Paper Roller Coasters
Fun and Function with LEGO!
Split Infinity Jewelry
The Chaos Machine
Foothills Community Workshop
Not Dead Yet – New Sounds from Old Gear
Open Hardware Makerspace
High Voltage at Home
Myth Busting Creativity
Little Wood Designs
Silber Mini-Comics & Silber Button Factory
B.O.L.T.S. (Brotherhood Of Learning and Teaching Smiths)
Christina Bella Beads
SheekGeek Robotic Bugs
Efland-Cheeks Elementary School Maker Club
TrendeFemme Hand-Felted Textiles
Leatherbound Book Works
Woodturners Guild of NC
Rapturous Raptors Irrational Inventions
The Renegade Seamstresses
Front Porch Apiary
Low Frequency Vibrations That Surround Us
EZ – Robot , Airsoft Battle Robots & DIY Personal Robotics
The Creative Contraptions of Jeff Highsmith
Hack A Week
The Scrap Exchange
Ask an Engineer
Stick Staff Cane
NCLUG (NC LEGO Users Group)
3D Printing for the Maker in You!
Carolina Combat Robots
Jim Branley’s Tesla Coil
Alamance Makers Guild / Burlington Mini Maker Faire
Society for Creative Anachronism / Barony of Windmasters’ Hill
Whomping Willow Trebuchet
Intertropes by Ryan Buyssens
LED Guided Piano Lesson
Starkiller Sabers, Props and Cos-Play
NC FIRST Robotics
501st Legion (Carolina Garrison)
Homemade Solar-Driven Stirling Generator
CPSfC Maker Team
Woodcraft and Watchworks