Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum opened the “Call for Makers” application for Maker Faire Lafayette, which is scheduled for March 28, 2020. Science-enthusiasts, artists, inventors, crafters, tinkerers, artisans and Makers of all kinds are invited to apply online at https://lafayette.makerfaire.com/.
“If you’ve always been curious about how things work and you love learning new skills or making interesting, beautiful or useful things, then we invite you to share that spirit of invention and innovation in a hands-on, interactive way,” said Amy Wander, outreach librarian at Lafayette Public Library. “Maker Faire is for anyone who is passionate about making things – art, music, technology, science, anything at all – to share their knowledge and passion with our community.”
“Making things, be it a work of art, a craft or something technological or scientific, is a process that involves critical-thinking, experimentation and problem-solving – and those are scientific principles,” said Kevin Krantz, director of Lafayette Science Museum. “Maker Faire is an event that brings together Makers of all kinds – from scientists and engineers to artists and artisans – so that we can all learn from one another and celebrate science in a fun and exciting way.”
Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum are partners producing Maker Faire Lafayette for the third year. The family-friendly event held at Lafayette Science Museum includes everything from science, robotics, 3-D printing and other technologies to art, quilting, metalsmithing, ceramics, baking and other hobbies and crafts. Makers are set up at booths in and around the museum to show what they make with hands-on, interactive demonstrations. Makers also may offer workshops in a classroom setting or performances.
The following are just some of the types of Makers generally featured at Maker Faires:
Conductive materials projects
Interactive art projects
3D Printers and CNC Mills
Textile Arts and Crafts
Home Energy Monitoring
Rockets and RC Toys
Sustainability & Green Tech
Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
Music Performances and Participation
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart
Lafayette Public Library works to enhance the quality of life in the community by providing free and equal access to high-quality, cost-effective library services that meet the needs and expectations of Lafayette’s diverse community for information, life-long learning, recreation and cultural enrichment.
Lafayette Science Museum is a regional science center serving families, schools and visitors. By applying the latest technology to interactive experiences and immersive education, LSM promotes interest and inspires careers in science, technology, engineering and math.