Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 17, 2011.

Update #9 - For backers only

Tickets are here! Coming to your mailbox soon!

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Update #8 - For backers only

Backer Awards are coming soon!

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Update #7

Pictures from the Faire

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Thanks to everyone who supported and participated in the RI Mini Maker Faire 2011. We've just posted a bunch of photos to the group's Flickr photo pool. If you've taken some pictures, please send them to the photo pool as well!

Photo by Carolyn Fahm of Greenwich Meantime Photography. Published with permission.

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Please help push RI Mini Maker Faire to the finish line

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Update #5

Providence Mayor declares September 10 Makers' Day

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The Creative Capital—this name sums up what fuels innovation and progress in Providence. From its educational institutions with strengths in engineering and design to its innovative culture of startups, the people of Providence have been hard at work making things for centuries. We're grateful, excited, and humbled that Mayor Angel Taveras has honored the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire and the Providence maker community with this proclamation: 

"WHEREAS, human creativity, innovation, and invention enrich our lives by creating useful, inspiring, and provocative experiences and objects; and

WHEREAS, the thousands of innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, and other makers in Providence have a rich history that goes back to the founding days of this City and this state; and

WHEREAS, the institutions of art, education, and commerce in Providence have long been associated with the creative and inventive arts; and

WHEREAS, RI Mini Maker Faire brings families from across the state together to experience the joys of invention and creation; and

WHEREAS, the creations and accomplishments of the makers participating in RI Mini Maker Faire deserve acknowledgment and celebration; 

Now, Therefore, Do I, Angel Taveras, Mayor of the City of Providence, Hereby Proclaim Saturday, September 10, 2011, Makers' Day in the City of Providence."

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    Although the Faire is free, that won't stop us from making tickets! This is a limited edition, numbered commemorative ticket to Maker Faire RI.

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    From the creators of Make Magazine comes the Maker's Notebook. Put your own ideas, diagrams, calculations & notes down in these 150 pages of engineering graph paper. We've also included 20 bonus pages of reference material, such as electronics symbols, resistor codes, weights and measures, basic conversions and more. The covers of this hardcover book are printed in cyan "Maker" blue with a white grid debossed front and back. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)

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    A limited edition print of the RI Mini Maker Faire 2011 poster, created by Shawn Wallace. This will be printed on high quality paper, and is suitable for framing or displaying proudly any way you prefer.

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    The Arduino Hacker's Bookshelf is a collection of books edited by Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire co-founder Brian Jepson. It includes: Getting Started with Arduino, a thorough introduction to the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform; Making Things Talk, 33 projects with Arduino, sensors, and wireless and wired networking; Arduino Cookbook, solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino hackers have; and Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets, six fun projects with Arduino, mobile phones, motors, sensors, and more. (Big thanks to O'Reilly, publisher of MAKE, for their donation of these rewards.)

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