SLO Mini Maker Faire set for Saturday at Mission Plaza

bswanston@thetribunenews.comMay 9, 2014 

SLO Mini Maker Faire

The first annual SLO Mini Maker Faire was held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Mission Plaza. During the Chemistry Magic Show, Isabella Giles, 6, of Arroyo Grande, uses a banana, frozen with liquid nitrogen, as a hammer.

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The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art will host the second annual SLO Mini Maker Faire on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Mission Plaza.

The free event is modeled after the San Mateo Maker Faire, founded by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines in 2005. The annual event promotes creation, invention, recycling, art, engineering and technology through “Maker” booths offering do-it-yourself demonstrations, art exhibits and interactive performances.

The SLO Mini Maker Faire began in 2013 when Cal Poly Materials Engineering Chair Kathy Chen approached SLOMA Exhibitions Director Ruta Saliklis with the idea.

This year’s event will feature over 40 Makers, including many Cal Poly students. The Makers will host exhibits of unusual tools and machines, green technology, sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles and more.

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