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2022 Makers

Bloominglabs – We are the host of Makevention, AND we always set up a room to highlight what’s been going on at our makerspace. Come check us out! We have some really cools stuff to share this year!

FOOLS – (Fraternal Order Of Lock Sport) – Lock picking with the FOOLS is always a big hit at Makevention. It’s safe fun for the whole family! –

Bona Fide Creations – Handmade Jewelry and Paintings

Wild Endeavor – Artful Oddities: Handcrafted Wood Crafts (Wands, Bowls, Bottle Openers), Textiles, Crochet Dolls, Painted Magnets, Resin Art, and a wide variety of geeky items for youth and adults alike. Wood burning will be done at the booth. –

Native Stardust – Handmade small batch Crochet Knit and Macrame items –

Silverwood Wood Designs – Wm. Matthew Graphman, Author – an author, game designer and maker of wooden gaming accessories including gaming tables. –

Lilly Library, IU Libraries – Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection – The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is a collection of over 35,000 mechanical puzzles from all over the world, in addition books and manuscripts on the subject. 

The mechanical puzzles in the collection range from puzzles locks from the antiquity to innovative designs made with modern tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers. Learn about the different types of mechanical puzzles and the challenges each pose. 

Puzzles from the hands-on collection will be at the booth for attendees to solve. Hear from the Lilly Library’s Curator of Puzzles about how puzzle designers develop their deviously difficult creations and maybe find a new idea for your next project.

Artisan Alley – Meet Artisan Alley – Artisan Alley will be highlighting it’s programs and resources, along with some of their members/artists. They will offer face-painting and some demonstrations from our artists. – 

FIRST FRC Team 3494 – The Quadrangles – FIRST Robotics Demonstration  – Driving and student led explanation of +100lbs robots built to compete in For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition (FRC). –

Local author Joshua Giem – Author’s Table for Heaven’s Expedition (novel) –

Give A Good Turn LLC – Wood gift items turned locally –

Jack of Peace Games – Selling Home-designed board games –

CNS-IU – New work from Indiana University’s CNS – Come tinker with elements from CNS’s latest projects: see walking architecture, manipulate massive streams of data, and visit a gallery of human organs in VR. –

The Code and Key Escape Rooms – Puzzles, puzzles, and more puzzles! Try puzzle boxes, investigate tabletop puzzles, make your way through a puzzle maze, and even disarm a bomb! Also, pick up a take home escape -game-in-an-envelope or a card game designed by our Code and Key designers. –

Indiana University – IT Training – Providing information about how members of the community can utilize IT Training’s online software training courses. We will also have 3D printers running and different 3D printed objects. –

Monroe County Public Library – will be offering fun STEAM activities for the whole family. –

Froggy Print Design – Maker of pretty, and occasionally useful objects out of wood, metal, and whatever may be at hand, transforming the mundane into something unique. –

Society of Women Engineers – Southwest Central Indiana Section – SWE is a non-profit org for Women in STEM. They will have STEM activities for children and info about the events they have for kids, as well as women in STEM, throughout the year. –

Space Balls Candy Lab llc – They make freeze-dried candies! By reducing the temperature to -40˚F, then slowly heating up and creating a powerful vacuum that starts a process called sublimation, they experiment with some of their favorite candies to create out-of-this-world results! – https://FB.ME/SpaceBallsCandyLab

Zack Herzig – An exhibit of cosplay costumes and props including multiple award winning costumes. –

Ian Good & Maureen Pirog – A display of some art and some art for sale – marbles for kids to pick up and look at


Check back soon – we’ll keep adding more exhibitors as folks sign up!


This year we are excited to have multiple exhibitors who will be exhibits relating to games. SnyderGames is one of them, and we’re happy to have them at Makevention!


The Fraternal Order of Lock Sport will be at Makevention teaching lock picking for the whole family. Stop by their tables in the Bloominglabs booth to get some lock picking practice, or attend their workshop for more in depth learning!