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NoVa Mini Maker Faire

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Robots, rockets, radio broadcasts, and repurposed trash: So much to do and see at Nova Labs’ inaugural NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, March 16, at South Lakes High and Hughes Middle School campuses. 

Join the International Spy Museum and inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and DIY’ers from across the region as they demonstrate and collaborate with Faire-goers to make things, new inventions, tools, and gadgets, which can often be completed with reusable materials or household items. Don't miss keynote speaker, the former director of the CIA’s Office of Technical Service (OTS) and spy gadget master, Robert Wallace.  


Early bird discounts, available at, end February 28, 2014. Students are free; adults $10. At the door, tickets will cost $8 for children and $20 for adults.

Along with hands-on projects for adults and kids of all ages, Faire-goers will enjoy food, performances, and a series of short talks. More than 85 booths will feature “Makers” aged 12 to 92.  A few of the unusual mix of projects and activities include:

  • Aluminum Aerogami (a combination of origami and model airplane building from aluminum cans)
  • 3D scanning and printing of you
  • Spy gadgets by the Spy Museum
    Join our staff who will demonstrate spy gadgets they have created and provide top secret instructions so you can make them at home. Your mission…well…that’s classified for now!
  • Musical instrument maker
  • Snoopy Robot
  • Solar- powered Car
  • Light-up sewing
  • Hand-spinning yarn
  • Kinetic, wearable, and electronic art
  • Science experiments you can do at home by Gravity is Optional
  • Open-source hardware projects

For a list of all scheduled Makers, visit:

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