Friday, August 28, 2009

Maker Faire RI

It's coming:

September 6, 4 - 11pm: Kickoff Party with the Makers at the Rocktucket Block Party, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

September 12, 1 - 5pm: Iron Chef at The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI 02909. Teams of artists and fabricators compete in a head-to-head sculpture competition, plus barbeque and the Iron Chef sculpture auction. This event is a fundraiser being held by the Steel Yard. An entry fee is payable at the door.
(Rain date: Saturday September 19th, 1 - 5pm)

September 14-17: D.I.Y Workshops at Slater Mill, Pawtucket. Four days of hands-on, how-to workshops, finishing with a celebration September 17th at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI. Two pairs of workshops per evening will be conducted from 5:30pm until 9:30pm. Each workshop will run approximately an hour and a half and cover a range of topics and technologies, from early technologies such as weaving, to modern technologies like microcontrollers. Part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival.

September 18, 7pm-11pm: Maker Meet-Up at Rhode Island's only net-zero energy commercial building, the Wolcott Eco Office, 28 Wolcott Street, Providence, RI 02909.

September 19, 11am-10pm: Maker Faire RI at WaterFire, the plaza at the intersection of Westminster St and Weybosset St, in front of the Turks Head building, downtown Providence, RI 02903. Makers, inventors and artists will showcase their creations, plus art, crafts, food and entertainment. The Waterfire portion of the event runs from sunset (6:10pm) until 12:30am.

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