The call for new markers for the 2013 Champlain Mini Maker Faire will be posted in June.
Below is a sample of the makers we had at the event in 2012.
Vermont Makers present a paper helicopter and paper airplane making booth, with test-flight runway and FREE in-flight goodies. Baggage fees may apply…
Check out the robotic toys, from prototypes to finished products, as well as prototype devices for living in an off-grid homestead. Danger, Will Robinson!, Danger…
BOOMER THE TENNIS ROBOT, BAD BOOMER THE TREBUCHT
Boomer is an advanced tennis ball machine you can play a game against. It uses a video camera to see the ball and a PA to call score and talk trash. Bad Boomer is a pumpkin chuckin’ trebuchet.
BEHOLD THE BLINKIES
Multiple LED projects to include a Mood Cube (interactive stained glass), Marquee (pattern and text display), and various other gadgets.
CRITTER TWITTER TRAP
Havahart meets Twitter with this intelligent trap that notifies you when a “guest” has arrived, A.K.A. “Twitter-Hart”, “Twitter-Baited” and “Hava-Twit”…
E-TEXTILES: WHERE CRAFT AND COMPUTATION INTERSECT
Learn about E-textiles, shape-shifting wire, and embedded computation, and why they’re such an accessible and fun introduction into the world of electronics.
Single-seat, three-wheel, plug-in electric vehicle, with enclosed, aerodynamic fairing and super-sport wheels to make the girls go wild. Little red wagon not included…
Team members will demonstrate their basketball playing robot that is rumored to have beaten both Wilt C. and Michael J. in games of 1-on-1. No autographs, please…
Stop by to learn how to make your own “Hula” Hoops for fun, fitness and creative expression. Decorate the hoops with bright and fun tapes and then take them for a spin!
FROM IRON TO ELECTRONICS
Scheduled Presentation: How family, community and technology can take you in directions you might not expect, and its larger role in American Education
Finally, one handed measuring and marking without pencils is now available. Stop by, give it a try, and you’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have leaving your mark…
A portable and fully functional CAD/CAM/CNC manufacturing lab, designed to bring computer-based manufacturing and rapid prototyping to middle schools in rural Vermont.
If you are thinking of patenting and/or licensing your idea, then stop by and learn about the process and what it takes to get your idea to market.
Stirling engines and simulators, Tesla turbines, guitar bridges, electric guitars, iPod for parrots, tensegrity tower, LED lighting systems, pneumatic cannon and kinetic sculpture.
Professional flutes in precious metals by Pied Piper Jonathon Landell, Master Flute Maker. Hear the amazing tone of the world’s only titanium flute. Yes, that’s right, one of a kind…
LED CEMEERY MARKER
Stainless steel cemetery marker with internal LED powered by solar rechargeable battery. Optional zombie detector and Twitter notification system available…
LOCKS: THEY’RE PRETTY GREAT!
From the lock masters of Mesopotamia to the great lock controversy of 1851 and on to modern developments in physical security. Has anyone seen my keys…
MAKE IT SCIENCE
Try out the Turbiditron, Soda Mota, Pong Gong, String Thing, E-Marimba and the E-Guitar in this far-out science booth. Fire up your Flux Capacitor and stop by…
MIXED MEDIA PAPER ON SCREENS
Workshop to experiment with the ways reused paper can be a material resources for vibrant art, theatrical and interior design, and playful, light-catching screens.
MUSIC AND SPEED
Homemade musical instruments, diddley bows, stand up bass. Bikes with skis instead of wheels. Projects that show how a little creativity and time can turn anybody into a maker.
PART IS PARTS
Hacking / Repurposing surplus parts and E-Waste. Unusual electronic and mechanical devices. New things made from old technology.
Stop by and learn about mechanical advantage and the physics behind chucking a pumpkin with a catapult. May not be suitable those squeamish about pumpkin guts…A 6 foot tall trebuchet with a 10 foot arm and a 150-400 lb counterweight capable of chucking pumpkins farther than a Viking in a credit card commercial. What’s in YOUR wallet?
RC LAWN MOWER
Remote controlled, gas powered, zero-turn radius lawnmower controlled by high-performance electric motors, an Arduino micro-controller and custom software.
Model rockets on display, demonstration of a large flying pyramid, and a workshop to make and launch your own flying saucer ($5 for flying saucer kit).
SOFT CURCIUT SATURDAYS
A collection of projects that combine electronics, sewing, crafts, and technology.
SOLAR HOT WATER
For those that prefer heating their homes and water with a yellow dwarf star fueled by a hydrogen-helium plasma interwoven with strong magnetic fields. Amazing but true…
Reference design to demonstrate components that can be used by Makers to produce a wide variety of lighting products with LED’s and various phosphors.
THE INTERACTIVE IMAGE
Use an Arduino microprocessor to collect data from sensors and control an array of images. Simple scripting exercises for you to play with. Interact with your art!
THE PUMPKIN KING
A larger than life, animatronic monster which stands 20 feet tall, has a four foot Pumpkin head with working jaw and large fangs, bad breath, poor manners, and an ill temper…
THREE SHEEP CREATIONS
Stop by, learn how to card wool, try your hand at spinning using a standard wheel, and explore the properties of wool artistically. Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full…
University of Vermont Alternative Energy Racing Organization will demonstrate their Formula-Hybrid race car with its non-traditional drive-systems. Be sure to buckle-up…
VERMONT MAKERS MASHUP
Making stuff up in Vermont. Wait, you can’t just make this stuff up, you have to mash-it-up! Join us for a Maker Faire Mashup of flight, balloons and the “Internet of Things.”