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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!

Artisan Alley

Spanning multiple locations in Bloomington Indiana, Artisan Alley is an art co-op that provides a wide range of work studios, co-work spaces, classes, equipment, tools, essential amenities and volunteer opportunities for community members interested in the arts. They will be at Makevention to share their info on their Fall Industrial Classes.


Discardia / Bring Your Bag Bloomington will provide materials and equipment to help people make reusable shopping bags that will help reduce the use of single use bags. This is a fun interactive exhibit that we are excited to have back!

The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection from The Lilly Library, Indiana University

This exhibit is always a hit, because people love puzzles. The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection from The Lilly Library, Indiana University will be at Makevention again.

The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is the largest assemblage of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles. The mechanical puzzles in the collection range from Victorian era amusements to modern innovative designs made with laser cutters and 3D printing. Learn about the different types of mechanical puzzles and the challenges each pose.

Puzzles from their 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!

WonderLab Museum

We have exciting news to announce this year! One of our favorite organizations in town is doing something a bit different at Makevention. WonderLab Museum will be setting up a computer programming room. They will have laptops available with various coding and programming activities for all skill levels and ages. The theme will be animation, including tools such as Khan Academy’s Pixar in a Box, Scratch, etc. They will also have screen-free activities for younger kids related to animation/coding. You don’t want to miss this hands-on exhibit!