Columbus, OH – Power tool races, 3D printing, homegrown technological ingenuity...it must be time for the second annual Columbus Mini Maker Faire! The Columbus Mini Maker Faire is an event celebrating the Do-It-Yourself mindset and showcasing all kinds of incredible projects from Makers, innovators, tinkerers, artists and families. Columbus Mini Maker Faire will be held at COSI on October 13, 2013 from noon – 6pm.
Visitors can see and participate in arts and crafts, science, engineering, and hands-on workshops and watch the unique and heart-pounding power tool races. Entrants build custom power tool-powered racing machines, and then send them whirring, grinding, and buzzing down a wooden track.
"The Columbus Idea Foundry is excited to partner with COSI in bringing this amazing celebration of DIY arts and technology to Columbus!" said Alexander Bandar, Director of the Columbus Idea Foundry. "Visitors will find dozens of Makers, including members of the Foundry, demonstrating and discussing their projects and artwork. From hydroponics to electric motorcycles to illuminated textiles to power tool drag races, there's absolutely something for everyone."
"COSI is proud to be the site for the Columbus Mini Maker Faire," said Kate Storm, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Technology and Innovation at COSI. "At COSI we strive to inspire people to want to learn more about science and their world and the Maker movement is all about that. Besides, how often do you get to see power tools whizzing down a track?"
Columbus Mini Maker Faire is presented by Columbus Idea Foundry in partnership with COSI and supported locally by ECOT. Admission to Mini Maker Faire is free. Additional admission to COSI is required. Visit cosi.org/maker for more details.
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