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OVERVIEW

The 2018 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire (http://nolamakerfaire.com)  partners with Bricolage Academy (http://bricolagenola.org),  an open enrollment New Orleans charter school, and Delgado Community College City Park Campus’ FabLab NOLA (http://www.dcc.edu/student-services/studentaffairs/fablab.aspx), a state of the art fabrication lab for students, small businesses & entrepreneurs, and members of the New Orleans community, to showcase New Orleans Makers of every age and background. The Faire features drones, robotics, arts and crafts, 3D printers, electronics hacking, young maker projects, bubbles, and parade contraptions, as well as presentations, workshops and performances.

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire offers over 90 exhibiting makers, speakers, and presenters, almost triple its original size. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, homesteaders to business owners, scientists to garage tinkerers, artists to chefs, and musicians to students.  

Proceeds from the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will benefit Bricolage Academy’s mission to advance equity and create innovators. Bricolage is a Kindergarten-4th grade school with 440 students, as it grows one grade at at time to become a K-12th grade school by 2025. Bricolage, Delgado Community College and the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire are proud to support innovators who will change the world, both at home and across the globe.

ABOUT BRICOLAGE ACADEMY OF NEW ORLEANS

At Bricolage, our students and our staff exhibit the maker mindset. We have created a school unlike any other in the city—one focused equally on academic excellence, educational equity, student diversity and innovation.

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is an extension of our innovation classroom and our mission to create innovators. We hope that you join us in our efforts to advance educational equity, create innovators, and influence New Orleans public education by supporting the Fourth Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire.

ABOUT DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE FABLAB NOLA

FabLab NOLA at Delgado Community College is intended for use by students, small businesses & entrepreneurs, and other members of the community. The FabLab provides a unique makerspace for exploration and creation for community learners and small businesses that are interested in digital fabrication with a focus on those with limited exposure and access to manufacturing, design tools, and technology. Fab Lab Nola has Laser Cutters, CNC routers, a Vinyl Cutter, 3D  printers, and a computer lab located in on the Delgado City Park Campus. You can sign up for a free community class on the

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is part of the larger Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth.  Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. It gathers fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do, showing their work, and interacting with others. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Maker Faire began in 2006, when a group of creative, curious people in the Bay Area came together to show, learn, and celebrate making things. By 2014, a record 215,000 people attended two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York. Mini Maker Faires are independent, locally produced celebrations of local maker culture.

Maker Faire is brought to the world by Maker Media.  Maker Media (http://makermedia.com) publishes Make: Magazine (http://makezine.com), produces Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com), and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed (http://makershed.com) stores. It also provides tools and resources to help others to make a Maker Faire event that reflects the creativity, spirit and ingenuity of their community.

Learn more about Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com/history).

MEDIA INQUIRES

Please contact Holly Robbins Hermes at hhermes@bricolagenola.org with questions or for more information about media inquiries and media sponsorships.

FEATURED MAKERS

Jimmy DiResta. Beyond the Equator.  Blush_blash_.Electric Girls. STEM NOLA. National WWII Museum. Microsoft Virtual Reality. Ghost Manor.Bonne Terre Pop Up. Browncoat Brass. Cigar Box Serenaders. Darkwater FX. CHECK BACKSEAT SIGNS. BonaFried Food Truck. Crescent City Sound Chorus. Crepes a la Cart. Electric Trike Chariot Push Scooter. Experimental Music and Digital Media. The Bubble Wizards. Tulane MakerSpace. Gottbread. Laser Cut Mardi Gras Mask with Delgado’s FabLab. List Silhouette. Chewbacchus. NEW ORLEANS STUDENTS. and MORE.

CREATIVE ASSETS

National

MEDIA COVERAGE

New Orleans

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