Makers, Hackers, and Do-it-Yourselfers to Converge at Maker House for Maker Meet-Up

Sponsored by Maker House and Xerocraft, this event will include makers, hackers and DIY’ers from all over Tucson, and will be a lead-in event to Maketopolis, Tucson’s first maker/hacker/DIY’er expo.

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This is a great chance for anyone in Tucson who makes, hacks, or creates anything to get some hands-on experience in some new technologies, and just generally have a good time mingling with other people who like to make awesome things.

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Beginning at 10:30 on Saturday, November 16th, makers from all walks of life will assemble at Maker House at 283 N Stone Ave to share ideas, works, and knowledge in this day-long event.

“This is a great chance for anyone in Tucson who makes, hacks, or creates anything to meet other like-minded folks, get some hands-on experience in some new technologies, and just generally have a good time mingling with other people who like to make awesome things,” says Vanessa Ford, Executive Director at Maker House.

Dr. Patrick Marcus, Chief Organizer of Maketopolis, says of the event “We thought it would be a great idea to get together as many of Tucson's makers as we could in one place so they can meet each other before Maketopolis in March. What will happen when weavers meet kids who build robots, who meet puppet makers, who meet steampunk costumers? Who knows, but we hope the sparks will fly.”

The days events are as follows:

10:30 AM Learn How To Digitally Fabricate a Structure
The folks from Arcology Now Inc. will show you how to build a completely functional dwelling in any shape you choose. They’ll walk you through the design and build process with an actual build of a dwelling right onsite.

1:00 PM Exhibits Open to the Public
Exhibitors include electric cars from Bookmans, toy hacks by CreateIT, Joe McConnell from Creative Machines, Peter Valentine and Paul Martell, The Gentleman Robot, BitBuckets Robotics Team and more.

1:45 PM “The History of Making,” Lecture by Lisa Waite Bunker, Social Media Librarian, Pima County Public Library

2:00 PM Those interested in helping to plan the upcoming Maketopolis event are invited to attend a planning session in the Salon Room.

This is a family-friendly, free, and open to the public event. Maker House will be running beer, wine, coffee and food specials all day.

Makers who wish to exhibit their work are invited to contact Maker House Executive Director Vanessa Ford, at vanessa(at)makerhouse(dot)org for more information.

More on Maker House:
http://www.makerhouse.org

More on Xerocraft:
http://www.xerocraft.org

More on Maketopolis:
http://www.maketopolis.org/

More on Arcology Now:
http://on3dprinting.com/2013/07/31/arcology-now-launches-competition-for-large-scale-3d-printed-habitats/

More on Creative Machines:
http://tametheweb.com/2008/12/01/on-encouraging-the-heart-wondrous-artwork-at-the-library/


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