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 – Lockpicking 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. – https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildEndeavor

Native Stardust – Handmade small batch Crochet Knit and Macrame items – https://www.instagram.com/NativeStardust/

Silverwood Wood Designs – Wm. Matthew Graphman, Author – I am an author, game designer and maker of wooden gaming accessories including gaming tables. – https://www.matthewgraphman.com

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 our members/artists. We will offer face-painting and some demonstrations from our artists. – artisanalley.com 

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

Local author Joshua Giem – Author’s Table for Heaven’s Expedition (novel) – https://joshuagiem.substack.com/

Give A Good Turn LLC – Wood gift items turned locally – https://www.facebook.com/GiveAGoodTurn

Jack of Peace Games – Selling Home-designed board games – jackofpeacegames.wordpress.com

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. – https://cns.iu.edu/

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