This week is always a rush to the end, getting tickets and signage printed, tables cloths and snacks for our exhibitors purchased, and … uh-oh, what else are we forgetting!!?? Yet it always seems to come together by Saturday.
Thank you to the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum for hosting our Exhibitor Pre-Party tonight! Director Mel Drumm is a huge supporter of the faire year after year. John Bowditch and Ari Morris and their outreach/education teams put so much enthusiasm and effort in creating engaging demos utilizing both new and old technologies.
When you are at the faire, make sure to look down at the ground (or in front of you!) as you walk around. There will be a few robots moving through the crowds: Brad Jensen and his Super Cheat Robot Platform, Rocks and Robots’ Flying robots, and Lauro Ojeda’s Lego Drawing Robot.
Makers in the Arts bring another dimension to this year’s faire: We don’t want to forget about the ‘A’ in STEM= STEAM. EMU’s Digital Fabrication professors and students will have some 3D printers, arduinos doing crazy things and more featuring open source software and hardware. Fly Art Center is also joining us for the first time in a hands-on water-based project. And the Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School is going to teach us a few traditional Japanese crafts such as fish-printing and origami.
REMINDER: Get your tickets NOW for the Faire! Though they aren’t required because the faire is free, it helps us keep track of each year’s attendance record.