The Miami Maker Faire shows Miami’s growing Maker Movement
The Miami Maker Faire was held on Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2013 at the Lab Miami, located in the Wynwood Arts District of Downtown Miami. The Faire featured over 80 exhibits, presenters, and workshops and was attend by well over 1,000 people of all ages and interests. Maker Faires are known for their eclectic blending of arts and technology in celebrating innovation, creativity, and the Maker movement. As a sponsor and exhibitor of the Miami Maker Faire, FIU SCIS contributed to the Faire’s success in many ways:
- The FIU Discovery Lab exhibited its student innovations including the latest advances in robotics and telepresence technologies.
- Student organizations including the Game Developers Guild and AppDojo held workshops on game programming, Arduino programming, and building websites.
- CoderDojos, FIU sponsored coding clubs for young people, demonstrated DIY Arduino creatures members built from electronic components and the code to operate these devices.
- FIU Women in Computer Science conducted a soldering workshop where they trained nearly 200 young persons to build a USB charged LED Flashlight.
- A small army of FIU SCIS student volunteers helped run registration, information, and event operations.
For more information about the event see:http://makerfairemiami.com
Miami Herald’s “Miami ‘Maker Faire’ celebrates creativity, draws plenty of future engineers”Go to the article by clicking on this link.
Many thanks to all that participated and helped to make Miami’s first Maker Faire a great success!