Milwaukee’s First Ever Maker Faire
It was a slice of DIY heaven, as attendees could get lessons in 3-D printing, blacksmithing, wooden bowl making and robotics.
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From tailoring to 3D printing, blacksmithing to robotics, there was a little bit of something for everybody at Milwaukee’s first-ever Maker Faire.
Make Magazine’s event was held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park this past weekend, on September 27th
. With its slogan, “Inspiring Makers, Inspiring Minds,” the event was, well, inspiring. Makers young and old came together, side-by-side, to practice crafts both ancient and futuristic. In addition to a packed Expo Center, the Faire also featured a FIRST Robotics Competition featuring human-sized robots designed and built by high school students, a Power Racing Series exhibition race with electric go-karts, and a massive, 25-ton, life-size version of the classic board game Mousetrap.
Our photos capture all the do-it-yourself action.