Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Des Moines Mini Maker Faire

Monday, September 6, 2021  |  9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm

The 2021 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire will be hosted by the Science Center of Iowa on Monday, September 6. The all-ages festival celebrates those who tinker, build, experiment and collaborate.

This year’s theme – steampunk – highlights retro-futuristic automation and the path technology could have taken in the absence of electricity. Exhibitors will showcase creativity from across the state, and attendees will be able to participate in hands-on activities to discover their own inner maker.

The festival atmosphere continues outside with food trucks available from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

View the event schedule and more at http://desmoines.makerfaire.com/

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The Des Moines Mini Maker Faire will operate in two timeslots, consistent with SCI’s current schedule – 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm. All Des Moines Mini Maker Faire activities are included with SCI general admission — free for members!

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During Monday's Des Moines Mini Maker Faire, we are offering two opportunities to explore technology and get creative with augmented reality and 3D design.

Participants will be able to explore augmented reality (AR) with the Merge Cube [shown below], learn how to draw using computer-aided design then create their own AR object on the Merge Cube using Tinkercad!

Workshop fees are $5 per person (adults and children). Space is limited to 26 people per workshop.

AM workshop

PM workshop

Community Partner Sponsor: Corteva Agriscience
Supporting Sponsor: Renewable Energy Group