Loveland, Colorado. October 1, 2014 – The 2nd annual NoCO Maker Faire is happening this weekend in Loveland. The Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
The NoCO Mini Maker Faire is the region’s largest, with indoor and outdoor exhibits, hands-on demos and presentations spread out over 100,000+ sq ft. There will be opportunities to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired.
The all-ages festival will showcase creations such as a fire breathing, laser shooting 30 foot Robot Resurrection, a 6 foot robotic 3D printing arm, a BrickBuilder Expo and more. It also includes a Youth Entrepreneur Showcase.
This year’s Fair will also offer something new for middle and high school students. On Saturday only, kids will receive a Passport to the Maker’s Universe presented by CSU Office of Community and Economic Development and the NoCO Manufacturing Partnership. The passport will encourage students to ask makers about what they do and how they got there, and improve students’ understanding of various career options. After some prompted reflection, students can return their completed passport for a cool prize.
The Maker Faire will be held October 4 and 5 at Loveland’s Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, 815 14th St SW, Loveland, Colorado. 10am-5pm Saturday; 10am-3pm Sunday. Tickets for the event may be purchased online.