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Maker Faire Rocked!

maker faire letterThe dust has settled on the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire and it rocked! We had 431 guests of all ages come through our doors on Saturday, April 14 2012. If you attended the faire, would you be willing to spend five minutes filling out a survey that tells us about your experience? The survey is here and your answers will help us plan the next faire.

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Lots of photos are up on our Facebook page. Go have a look and feel free to tag yourself and your friends. If you haven’t “liked” us on Facebook yet, please do so so we are able to keep you updated about next year’s faire!

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Thanks so much for coming to our party and making it such a fun time!


 Breaking news: The Crave Truck will be parked outside of the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire at 10am on Saturday morning. Come join us even if you haven’t had your morning coffee!

30 Feet of Awesome

University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana, IL has an annual tradition that would make any young maker happy–Agora Days–a week of classes taught by students, parents, and community members about topics they are passionate about. This year Urbana-Champaign Mini-Maker Faire co-organizer, Suzanne Linder, co-taught a Knit Bomb class. Beginning and experienced knitters spent four hours together over the course of the week knitting squares, rectangles, and other mysterious shapes that were sewn together into a 30 foot scarf that now decorates the west side of the school.

The giant scarf will make a stop at the Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire on April 14 from 10am-4pm where we will be hosting a Knit-In and Learn to Finger Knit booth. If you are a knitter and would like to volunteer to spend some time knitting at the Knit-In, please contact us at ucmakerfaire [at] gmail [dot] com.