It's almost here! Adventure Science Center has partnered with MakeNashville and NashMicro to host the 2nd Annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! 

Join us in celebration of makers, hackers, tinkerers, inventors and dreamers. The event is like a big science fair or a community "show & tell" where people will demonstrate their do-it-yourself skills and showcase a wide variety of projects. Nashville Mini Maker Faire is a FREE outdoor (rain or shine) event that people of all ages will enjoy.

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Help fund the 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire with our Indiegogo campaign! Donate now»

For more information about the Faire, visit www.nashvillemakerfaire.com!

Scheduled exhibits, programs and performers (subject to change):

Exhibits

  • Star Wars props & costumes
  • Robot demonstrations
  • Kids tinkering zone
  • 3D printing
  • Origami
  • Soldering
  • Creative play toys
  • Custom jewelry & guitar picks
  • Millennium Falcon cockpit & quad gun replica
  • Pantographing
  • Bicycle gadgets
  • Teleportation conduit
  • R2-D2s
  • Soda bottle rocket launcher
  • Amateur & ham radio
  • Mobile emergency response equipment
  • Cell phone trackers
  • Arduino games
  • Home & volunteer gardening
  • Steampunk gear
  • Laser engraving
  • Creative thinking challenges
  • Artwork from recycled materials
  • FIRST and VEX robots
  • LED lighting
  • Community map
  • Duct tape crafts
  • Dog beds & coats
  • 3D puzzles
  • Hand & finger puppets
  • Homesteading
  • Segway robot
  • Repurposed antique & vintage wares
  • The World’s Most Useless Machine
  • Handcrafted calendars
  • CNC machining
  • Leatherworking
  • Art studio on wheels
  • Letterpress design & screen printing
  • Photo booth
  • Handmade Brazilian truffles
  • Luxury street wear
  • Military parachute repurposing
  • Scale models
  • Calligraphy

Programs

  • Powerwheels racing
  • VEX Skyrise robotics competition
  • LED lighting & 3D printing
  • MaKey MaKey devices
  • Papercrafting
  • Making Pictures with Sound / Sound with Pictures

Performers

  • School of Rock
  • Dr3amland
  • Nuclear Bubble Wrap
  • Foot Pound Force
  • Mark Buerschaper
  • Knew Beat
  • African Drum Corps
  • Build A Giant
  • Katie Lynn Daniels
     


Getting Here

Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, just off Exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave.) from I-65. Click here for detailed directions and a map.

Parking & Accessibility

Nashville Mini Maker Faire will take place outside near the covered picnic area and lower parking lot at Adventure Science Center, on the north side of Bass Street. Limited free parking will be available in the Science Center’s upper lot. Free overflow parking will be available along Fort Negley Boulevard.

Guests with disabilities may be dropped off at the main entrance of the Science Center, and a limited number of parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for cars with disability license plates or placards.

Food trucks will be on-site.

Portable restrooms will be available.

With a growing presence across the country, Mini Maker Faires bring together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At the Mini Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and even fire and water. What makes the event special is the combination of fascinating projects and smart, creative people who enjoy learning and love sharing their unique talents.

In its simplest form, Mini Maker Faires create a show-and-tell venue for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us. It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become hands-on and connect with people and DIY projects that aren’t encountered every day. We’ll be featuring all types of creative making—people who build things with their hands, people who deviate from the instructions, innovators, warranty-breakers, artists. 

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Special thanks to Regions Bank for encouraging Middle Tennessee children to explore their creativity at the 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire. Regions will provide free Science Center admission for the first 1,000 youth under 18 attending the Faire as part of the Regions Free Day Program.

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