Thank you to our Sponsors, Makers and Attendees!

Just over one week ago, we celebrated the first ever Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire, which brought out over 1,500 attendees!GHMMF-Thx_1024x512

And although it was a rainy afternoon, 48 exhibitors and makers enthusiastically showed off their stuff (check out photos here)! 21399944883_084a699b88_zAttendees were able to do their own creating at several interactive and hands-on activities, including 3D printing, rocket building, upcycling, building LEGO models, and more.

In many instances, it was the younger exhibitors teaching the adults a thing or two. High school students were demonstrating and explaining robotics, while college engineering students adapted mobile toys for kids with disabilities. 21832938500_256fbb0b9d_z

This year’s Greater HartfordMini Maker Faire was the first of its kind, and if this year’s attendees were any indication of the interest and passion for making, it will likely be the first of many faires.

A big thank you to our corporate sponsors: Legrand, Stanley Black & Decker, LEGO Systems, Inc., and TRUMPF.

21994894386_f669a58e91_zThe program was also sponsored by the Connecticut College of technology’s (COT) Regional Center for next generation Manufacturing (RCNGM) through funding from the National Science Foundation.

22021111405_ba32d97b56_zThe Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) produced the event on behalf of the RCNGM.

 

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