We are looking back now at the first edition of the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. And we couldn’t be prouder, happier and more grateful. We will keep adding more images from that fun day in April. Thank you to everyone who was involved in any kind. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Photos by @Rachael Torres and @Alexandra Proca
Young maker Sasha Jaffarove’s Cave Mapper. Photo @A.P.
Sasha Jaffarove proudly presents her Cave Mapper. Sasha and her invention have been in Maker Faires for the last three years. Photo @A.P.
Lucy Hoskings’s Dragons of Eden was definitely a site to remember. Photo @R. T.
Lucy Hoskings’s Dragons of Eden was definitely a site to remember. Photo @R.T.
Hand-cranked ice cream made on the spot is always the best. By Lively Ice Cream. Photo @A.P.
Local artist Yana Clark strolled around and mesmerized everyone. Live art piece called Yana’s Art Treasures. It turned out the artwork could talk! Photo @A.P.
Ed Martinez involved the public in creating an evolving piece of art. Photo @R.T.
This live piece of art took about five hours. The model proved he can have as much patience as required. Photo @A.P.
After about five hours of labor, Brenda Leach‘s art is walking around the campus. Photos @A.P.
We beat the drums! Really hard. But we’ve used potatoes and bananas instead of drums through a software provided by Makey Makey. Photos @A.P.
Gateway School 4th grade students project developed in the Discovery Center. Some used one of the two 3D printers located at the school. Photos @A.P.
Gateway School 2nd grader project printed on 3d printer in the Discovery Center
We got to try an old but fully functional and beautiful Singer sewing machine with a hand crank offered by Fabrica. Photos @A.P.
FabMo and the tons of projects that can be done with their donated and collected fabric straps. We saw pouches, purses, home decorations and much more stuff. Photo @A.P.
Launch Brigade‘s project started with the wheel. Then came the steamer, the kettle and the hose. Photo @R.T.
A working model of the Babbage difference engine No.1, a piece of Difference Engine No. 2 and the Analytical Engine – all made out of Meccan parts by Computing by Steam Photos @A.P.
Idea Fab Lab‘s Interactive Sandbox gathered around future geologists. Photo @R.T.
We had great entertaining for children. Photo @R.T.
Our food court was a display of the best gourmet items food trucks in Santa Cruz have to offer. Photo @R.T.
Lush succulent baskets made by Beloved Baskets & Decor Photo @A.P.
The ArtCrawler – a vehicle that combines machinery with making, design and art, science and education. Photo @R.T.
We have learned a new technique of weaving called Saori and we made beautiful samples on the looms Jill Sanders of Saori Santa Cruz brought. Photo @R.T.
We tested the beautiful and durable saws made by Knew Concepts. They do cut with stunning precision! Photo @R.T.
It was all about touching, making, experiencing at the Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. Photo @R.T.
Gateway School provided a lot of fun with air powered rockets. Photo @R.T.
Gorgeous weather and tons of things to do for little and big people at the first Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire. Photo @R.T.