Makevention 2017

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What are “makers,” exactly? Literally anyone who makes something! Tinkerers, inventors, programmers, artists, designers, scientists, and many other creators make up this diverse, DIY-spirited group. And there will be quite a few of them at this year’s Makevention, 10am-4pm on Saturday, August 26th,at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center.

Makevention is a free event showcasing the work and imagination of regional and local makers. Here’s a short list of the many awesome makers participating this year:

makevention-vr.jpgMonroe County Public Library. We're all about making and creating in our community, so of course we've got a booth at Makevention. Stop by and say "Hi"—and try out our virtual reality setup, LEGO building station, 3D printer, and more.

Restructify recycles, refurbishes, reinvents, and reclaims objects to make unique industrial, steampunk, and funky pieces of art.

makevention-restructify.jpgCastlemakers is a Greencastle makerspace who host an annual mini-golf design competition. Enjoy their course—and see what else they’re up to.

Looming Fun use various-sized looms to demonstrate how weaving has been done throughout history—and let you try too. Also take home a weaving craft you make.

Quadrangles Robotics, the robotics team at Bloomington High School South, teach you how to drive robots and answer your questions about these cool machines.

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makevention-edwin.jpgThis is just a small sampling of what’s in store this Saturday. Also keep your eye out at Makevention for old-school geekery like ham radio, calligraphy, weaving, and swordplay—and future-facing stuff like sentient architecture, microconrollers, and 3D printing. You can even try your luck at getting out of the escape room, a unique structure designed to test your wits and patience.

Makevention 2016 Photo Album

Makevention is hosted by Bloominglabs, our local makerspace, in partnership with the Library. All ages welcome; admission and parking at the Convention Center are free.