Loveland, CO (August 23, 2013) - Colorado’s first major Maker Faire will be held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), the premier Northern Colorado technology park located in Loveland, Colorado. The NoCo Mini Maker Faire (http://makerfairenoco.com/) is proud to present its inaugural event at RMCIT, located at 815 14th St SW, Loveland, Colorado, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. October 5, 2013.
RMCIT provides an expansive innovation space for this event that includes local and national innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, creative builders, ingenious DIY hobbyists, scientists, tech-tinkerers, engineers, manufacturers, and producers. The NoCo Maker Faire has a variety of sponsors and exhibitors that are sure to make for an event full of fun and inspiration.
Presenting Sponsor SparkFun Electronics (www.sparkfun.com), an online retailer that sells the bits and pieces to make electronics projects possible, will be at the NoCo Maker Faire with DIY kits and soldering stations with trainers that make creating electronics fun and accessible. SparkFun’s CEO Nathan Seidle recently presented at TEDx Boulder about the power of open source technology that drives his business model. Providing demonstrations and kits, SparkFun will encourage the inner engineer in everyone at the NoCo Mini Maker Faire.
Boulder Engineering Studio (www.boulderes.com) and Epilog Laser (www.epiloglaser.com) will be on hand as exhibit sponsors to provide intriguing looks into the world of engineering new products and leading edge laser cutting technologies. Other exhibits and sponsors promise to celebrate things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. Sponsor Road Narrows Robotics will demonstrate new industry robotics technologies and Action Works is bringing its annual youth robotics scrimmage to the faire.
Many community businesses support the goals of the NoCo Maker Faire including: Sustaining Sponsor Mueller CPA; Community Sponsors: Pivot Guild, PrestonSTEM Institute, Exodus Moving, and Media Sponsors: CompanyWeek and Northern Colorado Business Report (NCBR). The NoCo Mini Maker Faire helps raise the profile of all the makers and innovators and grow the innovation ecosystem from youth education to entrepreneurship and industrial new product development.
About the NoCo Mini Maker Faire
The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the website at www.nocomakerfaire.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nocominimakerfaire. The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is independently produced by Making Progress L3C in collaboration with Maker Media.