As a family that enjoys working and building with technology, Maker Faires are a perfect family outing. Each year we look forward to attending the Maker Faire in our area to see all the amazing things people have created. It is a place to not only showcase the ingenuity of others but to inspire the next generation of engineers, designers, and other tech-focused professions.
Maker Faires bring people together in a unique and fun way to share their passion for STEM. These events not only provide an opportunity for people to discuss what they love, but for kids to explore STEM in a non-classroom setting. Children are given a chance to interact with technology and to try out hands-on activities.
This weekend, November 5th and 6th, Barnes & Noble is holding their 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire event at stores across the country. They are bringing Maker Faires to some areas that haven’t had them before and bring this amazing experience to those that may not have known such a thing existed.
This year’s event has three main sections to it – Make Workspace, Meet the Makers, and Make & Collaborate. Make Workspace is where visitors can take in demonstrations on things like 3D printing, robotics, coding and more. Demonstrations begin at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Meet the Makers is where attendees can speak with Makers and learn more about the maker movement and what they are creating. The Make & Collaborate area is where guests can get creative and build something fun from noon to 5pm. Some activities will vary by store, so it is best to check with your local Barnes & Noble location for more details. With the weather turning cooler, the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire is the perfect indoor activity for the entire family this weekend.