Tag Archives: science

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2018

Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and more!

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

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

Maker Faire Detroit 2018

Maker Faire Detroit, at The Henry Ford, is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity & resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement.

On July 28-29, 2018, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., in collaboration with our partners at Maker Media, will be the place to visit when Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking.

More than 400 makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds. Go to The Henry Ford, roll up your sleeves, and make something.

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

Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire 2018

The fourth annual Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire will return in 2018 on June 2. This free, hands-on, family event features makers of all ages sharing what they love to create – and offers plenty of opportunities for you to make as well!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://swm.makerfaire.com/
https://www.facebook.com/makerfaireswmi/
https://www.facebook.com/events/255248124953006/

Events for the Week May 28th-June 3rd

Two LARP events, a costumed run, a fantasy faire, a maker faire, and a comic

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

Continue reading Events for the Week May 28th-June 3rd

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

Events for the Week May 14th-20th

Robots, comics, LARP and dolls are in store for you this week.

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

Continue reading Events for the Week May 14th-20th

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/

Events for the Week April 30th-May 6th

LARP, Star Wars, Anime, Fallout and a big amalgamation of geek interests await you this week. Go forth and Geek. (I couldn’t resist). Seriously, there are a ton of events this week. Check them out.

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

Continue reading Events for the Week April 30th-May 6th

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