The Can’t-Miss Makers at Miami Makerfaire
April 4, 2018admin
The Miami Makerfaire is more than an exposition for fun and interactive entertainment. It’s a gathering of the minds, showcasing their most innovative ideas and projects. It’s where the community is welcome to watch those ideas come to life. This weekend, April 7 & 8, you can swing by the MDC Wolfson Campus and immerse yourself in the brightest in tech and creativity. Play with the XT synth guitar, or get hands-on in some lego building. There’s even a human-powered snow cone machine complete with a hamster wheel!
Feeling overwhelmed on who not to miss? That’s why we’re here. These are our can’t-miss moments coming this weekend:
IlluMia is an urban illumination project that transforms the city into the community’s canvas. We’re invited to interact with the places that usually serve as a backdrop to everyday life. From the Urban Impact Lab crew, our streets and public spaces come to life through interactive dance and light instillations.
Moonlighter makerspace is a venue for creative collaboration. They feature and support local artists and creatives to engage our communities. Through fun and educational STEAM experiences at both their Wynwood location and around town, they’ve made huge moves in fostering the growing maker movement.
Frost Science Museum
Who else wouldn’t miss up a chance to interact with the Frost Science Museum outside the walls of their institution? Part exhibition, part laboratory, Design Lab presents you with the challenges engineers face while putting your critical thinking skills to the test in a laboratory setting.
Easily one of the funnest people at the Makerfaire, 01 is an education lab that fosters agency and creative confidence in students. The students are empowered to shape their worlds through technology. Their set up will feature VR stations, gaming, 3D printing, alumni projects and an amazingly friendly staff of teachers.
The Idea Center
The Idea Center is a forerunning hub for creativity and innovation in Miami. Through their vast array of workshops and creative spaces, they’ve been able to lead in startups and ideation. At the Makerfaire they’ll be taking attendees through an Internet of Things workshop where you can try the Raspberry Pi and Arduino for yourself.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Now we know that a tropical oasis might seem out of place at a Makerfaire geared toward technological innovation, but Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has something to say. They’ll be running attendees through he educational programs and research initiatives at Fairchild in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools and NASA.