If you or your kids are real “hand-on” types, you’ll love going to a FREE Maker faire this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th all Boston-area Barnes & Nobles will be hosting Mini Maker Faires.
What is there to do and see at a Boston Maker Faire?
Barnes & Noble mini Maker Faires are bringing together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, engineers, science club members, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and Makers of all kinds to learn from each other, get craft ideas and science fair project ideas, hear the experts, and work on projects.
There will be Make Workspace at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. on both days. During these times there will be amazing and inspiring demonstrations. Topics include the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more.
Each store will be hosting Meet the Makers. This gives you the chance to hear from innovators about the latest trends in designing, building, creating, and making. Learn about their process, their creations, and their vision.
You can also Make & Collaborate. From noon to 5:00 pm on both days you can actually do hands on creating. They provide the materials: you dream up the product. The only limit is your imagination. Immerse yourself in the process of creating and constructing with a vast array of materials ideally suited for making anything possible. Materials include LEGOs, Magformers, littleBits, and more.
There are several Barnes & Noble in the Boston area including the Pru, Braintree, Framingham, Burlington, Waltham, and Hingham.