Goshen’s teenage First Tech Challenge Robotics team will be at Makevention showing off their 3D printing, robot designs, and their FTC competition robots. Their mission is to engage kids and the general public in science and technology.
The SHAK – the Spirit of Haynes and Apperson in Kokomo – is a new makerspace in Indiana. They will be spreading the word and looking to connect with other makers.
Another exhibitor that has been at Makevention since it’s beginning, Cogbots is a kinetic art studio that loves to work with and inspire makers of all kinds with their gears and wooden gizmos.
Joey Sheppard, a long-time Bloominglabs member, will be showing off calculators that he has built and programmed himself. He will also demonstrate the tools he uses to make them.
Returning for her 3rd year at Makevention, Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe will be demonstrating the flag book binding technique along with displaying a variety of book structures offered through her Contemplative Folding paper and book arts workshops. She will also display books, bookmarks, cards, small quilts, and her Quilter’s Comfort teas and body care.
Hand Knitted Comfort and Joy will have beautiful and useful knitted items for sale.
The Monroe County Public Library will be providing information on MCPL’s new space, Level Up – a digital creativity center. They will have a small green screen, video camera, and lights setup to allow visitors to place themselves in different backgrounds. Along with the green screen, attendees can try their hand at circuit bending activities for visitors to highlight some of the library’s ongoing Maker Days events. Perhaps we can also convince them to bring their Wii controlled synthesizer.
Soapy Soap Company, a manufacturer of all natural bar soap in Bloomington, will show and tell people about our style of soap making. Attendees will be able to participate by mixing in their soap additives such as oatmeal, fennel, clay, etc. Each participant will leave their booth with their own bar of soap that they created.
It’s a Block Party will bring their LEGO booth back in 2015. They will also build and run a great ball contraption that makes lego balls move from lego machines in a circuit.
Columbus Key is a new exhibitor to Makevention and a copper level sponsor as well. They will let visitors try their hand at wiring electronic door locks and playing with alarm systems. They might also have a lockpicking area.