Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, May 7th
The Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday May 7th. Get your tickets and more info here.
Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in the Chicagoland area. We began humbly, as a grassroots effort to bring the maker movement to Chicago, straight into the hands of our city’s youth. In 2011, local lockpicker and mathematics educator Christina Pei teamed up with Schurz High School‘s Principal Dan Kramer to found this local celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit. Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire focuses on education–educators teaching educators, amateurs teaching professionals, students teaching families. With a shoestring budget and only a dream, our inaugural Maker Faire in April, 2012 was a smashing success thanks to the 50+ makers who shared their talents in 3D printing, up-cycling, and urban farming just to name a few. Each year we returned bigger and better than the last. On May 7, 2016 we present our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY event. We anticipate 100+ makers and 2,000+ attendees. Come join the fun!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.