MCPL will be doing basic circuit bending with battery-powered toys. Attendees will be able to drop by and learn the basics of circuit bending through exploration. Make sure to check out the MCPL Maker Days and other Maker programs hosted at the Library.
Success Work! and Creative Indiana will be hosting an Entrepreneur Igniter and Innovation Incubator. They will be inviting the community to “make” ideas using a variety of creative thinking tools that can be applied to any situation needing solutions or new directions. Join their table and be introduced to take-home breakthrough thinking tools customized to your situation and stay to join a group brainstorm scheduled throughout the day. And for those interested in entrepreneurism, use the creative thinking process to identify the gaps and opportunities for business ventures, find those who might share the same interest and begin developing strategies.
Check out our past exhibitor list:
- Hampster Press
- The FOOLS Locking Picking Village
- FIRST Robotics Competition
- The Art of Soap Making with the Soapy Soap Company
- Local Amateur Radio Clubs
- Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter’s Comfort Teas
- Mini Maker Projects with the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
- Ohmmygolly Press
- Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living
- AndyMark, Inc.
- E-textiles Sewing the Way! with Indiana University Creativity Labs
- Cogbots‘ Gear Lab
- Robotic Drawing Collective
- Creative Indiana
- Terre Haute Hackerspace
- Knit and Crochet with Bloomington B’s
- Boy Scouts of America’s Pinewood Derby Track – bring your cars!
- Blue Door Red Gate
- Homegrown Handies
- Bloomington Battle Games
- Places and Spaces: Maps of Science
- LotusFest Bicycle Dome
- IU Auditorium
- Pinnacle School
- FIRST LEGO League
The NSWC Crane STEM group will bring up their SeaPerch from southern Indiana. They also have a new after school making program for to talk about.
The IU Creativity Labs will be joining Discardia again, bringing their e-textile activities to our textile booth. E-textiles, which combine wearable items and electronics, are gaining prominence for the interesting way in which they merge high- and low-tech, and for their educational potential in teaching circuitry and programming. Come learn about this emerging maker field, and sew your own simple circuit with conductive thread, a sewable LED, a switch, and a battery! We’ll also have several e-textile projects on display, including some made with a sewable, programmable microcontroller (http://lilypadarduino.org/), and information will be available on how you can get started with your own projects.
Hamster Press is a small Indiana company with the motto “Creativity isn’t cheating.” We have a tradition of whimsy in our production of games, puppets and puppet shows and our sale of an unusual assortment of commercial puppets and plush critters. Hamster Press card, board and book based products are Engle matrix games designed in Monroe County. Klingel-Engle Puppets is a micro-division of Hamster Press that creates puppets, puppet scripts and professionally performs puppet shows and walk about. We embrace the cycle of creativity and encourage others to be creative through encouraging game designers and puppeteers through Game Design Group and pursuits with the Puppeteers of America and the Indiana Puppetry Guild.
At Makevention, they will have marionette and game demonstrations. Maybe even take a puppet for a walk around the Convention Center.
Ohmmygolly Press will have handbound journals. There will also be a zine-style bookmaking activity.
Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafewill be back showing off her Quilter’s Comfort Teas and Ichiyo Dharma Supplies plus her wellness food. Her booth will also have handmade dolls and she will be demonstrating bookmaking techniques.
Discardia will be back in our textile booth. They will setup sewing machines and will be making hats, converting t-shirts, or whatever. Make sure to check out their Mending Days on the second Saturday of the month at the Monroe County Public Library.
If you have seen the pop-up Gatherings around Bloomington, those events are becoming an actual space called Gather. They will be at Makevention with a make-and-take activity. We are looking forward to seeing their new shop.