2012 Meet the Makers: In the MAKESHOP

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Get a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire by category each day until the big day, Sept. 22nd! Today’s featured category is In the MAKESHOP™.

MAKESHOP is a beautiful new all-ages maker space for families at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh that has been getting attention from all over the country since it opened on the same day as last year’s Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire. This year, MAKESHOP will house an eclectic mix of maker experiences that will WOW you no matter how old you are! Dig through bins of fabric to sew your own upcycled wearables at the sewing machines, learn to solder as you make your own blinkie badge to wear around the Faire, see the “handheld lightning” of maker Luke Kambic’s portable tesla coils and much more. Get a sneak peek of each project below and experience them all on Sat., Sept. 22nd.

CoDe lab, Float Beijing
Our projects provide a meaningful, or fun interaction between people and the environments surrounding them, like our weather-predicting kite.

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc.**
See the creative fashions designed by GoodGuides youth from deconstructed old clothes.

Handheld Tesla Coil
A portable lightning generator that lets you manipulate plasma with your hands.

Learn to Solder
Soldering electronics is an easy-to-learn skill! Put together your own custom kit with Wayne and Layne and teaching artists from HackPittsburgh and the MAKESHOP. We provide all the tools and supplies.

The MAKESHOP Show
Look for the camera crew of The MAKESHOP Show, covering this year’s Faire with kid maker interviewers.

The Patchwork Tote Project **
See upcycled totes from The Dreams of Hope Patchwork Tote Sewing Project at this years QAMP!

Upcycled Sewing in MAKESHOP
Stop by the MAKESHOP to learn about repurposing and sustainability as we reimagine old clothes, accessories and more!  Dig through our bins of clothes and fabric to find something that can be upcycled in whatever way you can imagine.

The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project **
Repurpose tote bags to help food pantry clients

** denotes MAKESHOP Maker Micro Grant Recipients funded generously by The Grable Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation with support from The Sprout Fund.

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