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 puzzle. The mechanical puzzles in the collection range from Victorian era amusements to innovative designs made with laser cutters and 3D printing to […]
The Bloomington FOOLS teach people to pick locks and to have fun doing it.
Make, build, and create as you work with or against gravity in WonderLab’s Great Gravity Challenge!
Artisan Alley will showcase a few artists from our collective and have information and sign-up opportunities available for our fall industrial arts classes.
Join us to learn about Making your Future with Ivy Tech! We’ll have demonstrations of Distributed Computing and Virtual Reality, as well as other potential IT and maker-related projects.
2DyeCru dyes yarn with all natural plant dyes. Our dyes are made from locally harvested plants or other sustainable sources. Our yarn is similarly sustainably sourced, some locally from Indiana and some from small mills in Missouri, Canada, and England. We also process and spin our own yarn as well as knitting and crocheting with […]
ARS Atelier will be showing and selling hand forged pieces for personal ornament and/or decor, made in our studio by hand using forging tools and basic equipment. The materials used are: both basic and precious metals, leather, glass, stones, and other organic materials and found objects.
Restructify creates art and home decor from recycled components.
Code and Key are provide a local escape room experience in Fountain Square Mall and at events around town. They’ll have puzzle boxes, a small pop-up escape rooms, and a place to make puzzles.
Soapy Soap Company manufactures all natural bar soap in Bloomington, Indiana. They would like to show and tell people about their style of soap making. The audience will be able to participate by mixing in their soap additives such as oatmeal, fennel, clay, etc. Each participant will be able to leave the Soapy Soap Company […]
Wild Endeavor are a family who make together! They produce wands, cutting boards, hand made jewelry, art, necklaces, crochet animals, and a number of other cool things. Come join them in hands-on making demonstrations!
The Monroe County Historical Society welcomes you to beautiful Bloomington located in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Our History Center offers both permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year giving Monroe County residents and visitors of all ages a chance to experience what life in Monroe County was like for diverse people at different […]
Bloominglabs is Indiana’s oldest Hacker/Makerspace! We successfully moved to a new facility in early 2018 which was no small undertaking. Come check out our amazing new space on any public night (Wednesdays from 7-10pm).
Cook Group is a sponsor of Makevention for 2018. We can’t thank them enough for their support!
The IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is a Platinum sponsor of Makevention 2018. We can’t thank them enough for their support!
The IU School of Education will be a sponsor of Makevention in 2018. We can’t thank them enough for their support!
The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has been sponsoring Makevention since it began. PTI provides cutting edge high performance computing and storage to researchers at IU and around the country, and PTI researchers use those resources to tackle problems in Big Data, cybersecurity, genomics, and more. We can’t thank them enough for their support!