It’s madness and mayhem, chaos and explosions, and ridiculously fun. Denver Maker Faire is coming up in just a few weeks and it’s guaranteed to be a splendid weekend adventure! Better yet, if you have kids who enjoy building, programming, or even tearing things apart, there’ll be plenty of hands-on opportunities to play. And just like all maker faires, it’ll be just as much fun for girls as boys, women as men: Makers are so eager to find others who share their passions, they don’t care if you’re an android from planet 13 or a smurf. In fact, if you are a smurf, you might be surprised at what a splendid welcome you’ll get! 🙂
Book the weekend now: October 14 and 15, Denver, Colorado. Fly in, road trip it, take the bus or train. Whatever. Just join us!
Did I mention combat bots? Yes, there’s a furious – and fantastic – robot combat event that is the third largest in the United States, with over 150 teams producing ‘bots in 5 different weight classes. You won’t get bored either: there are three arenas where the robots will be battling it out for the crown. I know I’ll be there, cheering on the little guy. Because we have to be nice to robots before they take over, right?
That’s why there’s also going to be a Build your Own Drone Workshop. Because we need to have delusions of being able to control these flying AI platforms before they take over!
Okay, okay. I’m fine. Really.
Here’s a bit more info from the organizers:
Meow Wolf, the wildly popular Santa Fe based arts collective that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences into fantastic realms of story and exploration, has announced its sponsorship of local Denver artists at Maker Faire Denver. Maker Faire Denver is an all-ages festival that inspires, educates and entertains, propelling ideas into reality and curiosities into amazing creations. Makers come from across the US, and even the UK, to share their cutting-edge inventions and artistry, as well as teach their craft to attendees, with hands-on activities in arts, technology, and fabrication of all kinds.
“At Maker Faire Denver, visitors have the chance to glimpse into the future, get hands-on in the creative process and leave with a renewed excitement for what’s possible,” explains Elise VanDyne, Executive Director of the Faire’s non-profit producer, Colorado Maker Hub.
Over 120 exciting exhibitors at Maker Faire Denver: The 3rd largest Combat Bot competition in the US, a Fashion Hackers Showcase, Build your Own Drone Workshop, Nerdy Derby, inventors, start-ups and makers of all kinds with hands-on activities and sights to amaze and inspire you around every corner. This Festival for the Curious is October 14 & 15 from 10am to 5pm at the Denver Mart.
Directions, tickets, maker profiles, and answers to all your FAQs are available at Denver.makerfaire.com
Be there. Find me. Let’s go build stuff. And blow it up. How can this fail to be fun??