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Robofest 2018

Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.

Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events:

Game Competition – A team of students competes to accomplish robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game especially puts math skills to the test.
Exhibition – Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project.
Vision Centric Challenge – Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students.
Bottlesumo – Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners)
RoboParade – A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners)

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
www.robotfest.net
https://www.facebook.com/robofest

Penguicon 2018

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2018.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376240845797484/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2017

The 4th Annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is back on August 19 & 20, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 20.

Featuring both established and emerging local makers, the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robotics, DIY science and technology, sustainability and alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food and educational installations. Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators and tinkerers.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.makerfairegr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr

Events for the Week May 29th-June 4th

7 different events for this week featuring steampunk, LARPing, charity, comics, a maker faire and fantasy.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Penguicon 2017

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2017.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/

Events for the Week April 24th-30th

8 Events for this Week. You can’t say there isn’t anything to do this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Halloween Science 2016 Sunday

Halloween Science is the Institute’s most popular annual event. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1786932918250158/
https://www.facebook.com/CranbrookInstituteofScience/

Halloween Science 2016 Saturday

Halloween Science is the Institute’s most popular annual event. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1227583683930287/
https://www.facebook.com/CranbrookInstituteofScience/

Halloween Science 2016 Friday

Halloween Science is the Institute’s most popular annual event. Join for one of three sessions as we investigate the science behind the spooky through demonstrations, interactive activities, and more. Each session features all ages, not-too-scary experiences, and attendees are encouraged to don their costumes for this event.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/193867657701904/
https://www.facebook.com/CranbrookInstituteofScience/