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Maker Faire Lafayette Opens “Call for Makers” Application

Lafayette, LA – 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 in the STEM and STEAM fields 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 or 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. It’s a true celebration of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math.”

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:
• Student Projects
• Robotics
• Arduino projects
• Raspberry Pi
• Space projects
• Food makers
• Conductive materials projects
• Kit makers
• Interactive art projects
• 3D Printers and CNC Mills
• Textile Arts and Crafts
• E-Textiles
• Home Energy Monitoring
• Rockets and RC Toys
• Sustainability & Green Tech
• Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
• Electronics
• Electric Vehicles
• Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
• Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
• Bicycles
• Large-scale Art
• Music Performances and Participation
• Unusual Tools or Machines
• How to Fix Things or Take them Apart

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