Makevention:

A celebration of the Bloomington Maker community

Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making. Makers are crafters, inventors, tinkerers, builders, designers, gadgeteers, artists, engineers, scientists, and everything in between. Makevention 2016 will be held at the Bloomington Convention on August 27th from 10am to 4pm in Bloomington, Indiana.

Last year we sparred with the Shire of Mynydd Seren from the Society for Creative Anachronisms, explored the myriad of projects from Bloominglabs, learned about locks from the Fraternal Order of Lockpicking Sport and Columbus Key, built (and destroyed!) cup towers with Wonderlab, checked out hand-made guitars with Ivy Tech, solved mechanical puzzles with the Lilly Library, cut out jigsaw puzzles with Press Puzzles, interacted with larger than life-sized puppets from Hamster Press/Klingel-Engle, rode a virtual roller coaster with the IU Tech Showcase, stacked containers with the Quadrangles FIRST Robotics Team, drooled over the MakerMobile with Velocity Indiana and the TechShop, built rain barrels with ShareBloomington, sewed LEDs into textiles with IU Creativity Labs, folded gigantic origami figures with Discardia, browsed hand-made items from Comfort and Joy and Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe, created videos with Level Up and the Monroe County Public Library, mixed additives into soap with Soapy Soap Company, watched the LEGO Rube Goldberg contraption from It’s a Block Party and much, much more.

This year we are pleased to announce Bloominglabs is partnering with the Monroe County Public Library to help us host the event. MCPL has been a central part of the maker community in Bloomington for several years. We are excited to see what new things will come about at this year’s event.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please register on the Exhibitors page. Sponsorships are also available.

And remember, if you’re making things yourself, do it with us at Makevention!

Makevention is hosted by Bloominglabs in conjunction with SCA, Shire of Mynydd Seren.

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