Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kingsport Maker Faire – We are getting excited!

We are 2 weeks from the second Kingsport Maker Faire. We are busily getting ready. We have a FULL house inside and out this year.

Be sure to register to attend – the online registration gets you entered for door prizes!

So what is the scoop –

Awesomeness abounds – as previously announced – 3 FIRST Robotic teams are coming back together. We have added a LEARN to SOLDER activity – The local ASME will be assisting older children/teens/adults to make a clever little blinky pin. . There is a small material charge.

You can learn to solder and get a cute item to wear, too

You can learn to solder and get a cute item to wear, too.

We will have  our favs from 2012 – Celebration Plates, Ham Radio operators, Radio Controlled Airplanes, 3-d Art, and the Carousel Carvers.

Also – The Society for Creative Anachronism will have a an indoor exhibit and will do demos outside. Our dancers return – TN Hoedowners, Irish Sky and Mystic Gypsies.

New this year – Bricks 4 Kids lets the kids build with LEGOS, Have poetry written while you wait and see it typed on an old time manual typewriter.

Maker groups from Asheville, Knoxville, and the local Mountain Lab will be in the house!

In 2012 Northeast State Community College had a workshop to build catapults – this year if you have a few hours to spare on Sunday the preregister and learn to do this. To Preregister call 423.354.5149. For more info go to www.manuafacturingfuture.net

Many thanks to our sponsors  – Northeast State Community College, Suntrust Bank and Make Magazine.