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Milwaukee MakerFest celebrates people who make and the curiosity and creativity that drives them
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OCTOBER 19

10AM to 6PM

MILWAUKEE MAKERSPACE

2555 LENOX ST MILWAUKEE

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What is Milwaukee MakerFest?

Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new: Milwaukee Maker Fest is inspired by similar celebrations around the world. It is an all-ages gathering of makers coming together to share what they have made and learned across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. This event will have limited indoor and outdoor space available for exhibition as well as scheduled events during the fest. 

Are you a maker?

 If you make something awesome and would like to come show it off at the event, we will give you space to set up an exhibit. We ask that you fill out the online information form so we can contact you and make plans.

Click to Exhibit Your Awesome Stuff
Click to Exhibit Your Awesome Stuff

What will I see at MakerFest?

Our plans include large areas dedicated to exhibiting maker projects. If you want to come show off, PLEASE DO AND CLICK ON THE MAKERS WANTED LINK ABOVE. 

We also will have space for vendors, but on the caveat that you must have made (at least part of) what you are selling.  Don't try hocking your imported wares here.  

We will have a main stage that will be an all day curated show and tell.  Makers will have the spotlight for their 15 minutes to show off something cool. The stage will also feature other various talks and demonstrations on topics of interest.  There will live performances as well, including a fashion show!

And there will also be food.  We are working on a "make your own pizza" station.  Yeah, we thought of everything!

Stay up to date on everything MakerFest @

www.milwaukeemakerfest.com

Below is a list of things you might find at Milwaukee MakerFest. You gotta come down and check this stuff out!

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Pow Pow Power Wheels.
Pow Pow Power Wheels.

Nerdy Derby
Nerdy Derby
Molten Aluminum
Molten Aluminum
Learn How to Solder this Blinky Pin!
Learn How to Solder this Blinky Pin!
Printing in 3D
Printing in 3D
Make Your Own Pet Toy!
Make Your Own Pet Toy!
Computer Controlled Wood Cutting
Computer Controlled Wood Cutting
Check out our laser cutter/engraver!
Check out our laser cutter/engraver!

A Printer for Eggs!
A Printer for Eggs!

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Learn about Low Cost Microcontrollers
Learn about Low Cost Microcontrollers

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Robots That Draw!
Robots That Draw!

DIY electronics
DIY electronics
Climb inside a giant speaker!
Climb inside a giant speaker!

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk investment. We are going to make this event happen. We have a core team dedicated to making sure you have a great time on October 19th! We have an awesome venue: 16,000 sq ft of indoor space filled to the brim with awesome tools. We have growing list of people and institutions coming to show off their stuff for you!

The biggest risk is that you show up and are so blown away and eager to make something yourself that you start to neglect your friends, family, and your own personal hygiene, thus ending up semi-mad with a paralyzing urge to build, fix, play, and create. You child may catch the bug and abandon your vicarious dreams of dancing with the stars or becoming the next top model. They might instead pursue a lifetime of science and technology learning. Oh no!

You might be wondering, "Hey this is a good idea, but how are you gonna spend my money?" Well we have a lot of stuff to take care of, including but not limited to: Tables & Chairs, Stage and PA,Generator Rental, Waste Management, Marketing and Promotion, Power Wheels Race Track, Food for Volunteers, T-shirts and swag, a Band, city permits, and unpredicted costs.

Thanks for your generous support!

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    5 for 5! Thanks for supporting MakerFest! Now you have to come down and check it out to receive your high-five!

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    Thanks for your support! Your reward is a limited edition MakerFest themed desktop wallpaper!

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    We can't wait to show off all of our cool projects! Your reward is admission for two. This is the family pack, because kids (under 13) get in free. Rewards over $25 include 2 adult admission as well.

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    Can't make it to the event? Live in a faraway land that isn't Wisconsin? We feel bad for you, but we'll send you one of our learn to solder kits! (Iron not included)

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    Learn to Solder! This reward is a guaranteed space in our learn to solder workshop.You will make your own electronic gadget. Fun! (Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Make a dog toy! Fido will thank you for attending this workshop.(Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Maker Business. Do you make something awesome that you want to sell? Get a table at the event. In the spirit of the event, its best if you also try to show how you make what you are selling. If you are not selling anything, its free to show off your cool stuff you made!

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    Face Painting! Our artist will turn your face into a canvas. (Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Cast your design in aluminum! Use a scratch block to carve your design, or build a small sculpture out of foam. Then we pour molten metal into it. You get to take it home and put it on your coffee table.(Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    3d print yourself! Take home a little (4 - 5cm tall) statute of yourself from our 3d photobooth! This may have to be mailed to you if the print is not done before you leave. (Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Learn to Blacksmith! Harness the raw power of fire to bend steel to your will! Get a lesson at a live demonstration during the event. Take home what you make. Only 4 spots available.(Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Life Casting! Ever wish you had a 3rd hand? Well now you can! Learn how life-like props are made, and take it home with you.(Includes admission for 2 adults)

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    Be a sponsor! Have your name or business' logo on display at the event! Everyone will think you are super cool, especially us!

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