Youth Innovation Contest for 2017

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Time to fine tune you gizmos, gadgets, and creations because the Youth Innovation Contest is back again this year.  Cash prizes awarded for each level; Pre-K/Elementary, Middle School, and High School.  See a few of last years entries here.

Learn to Weld at the Faire

Weld metal together to make your own garden rake or wall mounted coat rack. You will be safe around sparks and properly use the MIG welder. Open to those aged 11 years and up. Process includes a safety talk, demonstration and then the kids and adults are able to weld their project together.

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Watch Out GoPro… These POV Sunglasses are a Gamechanger

See these at the Jackson Hole Maker Faire.

FaceShot – Active Sunglasses with a Docking Camera

First Maker for 2017

We are excited to have Extherid Technologies, a Jackson-based biology research company, as the first Maker for 2017. Extherid will be hosting a booth based on antibiotic resistance. Interested in having a booth this year at Jackson Hole Mini-Maker Faire 2017 on May 20, 2017 from 12-4 PM at Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus? Sign up here – it is free, easy, and a great way to share learning and making with people from all over the region.

Call For Makers

Showcase your skills at “the greatest show and tell on earth”.  The third annual Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus.

Its FREE.  Sign up here!  

This is a call for makers, artists, performers, and other exhibitors. If you are a tinkerer, coder, woodworker, crafter, farm hacker, artist, student, designer, chemist, roboticist, entrepreneur, scientist, food inventor, metalworker, educator, green technology creator, inventor, corporate designer or bicycle builder we want you!

Its FREE.  Sign up here!

In 2016 we had over 700 participants and 40+ makers and we are looking to build on that momentum.

The Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire is a free, family-friendly celebration of creativity, innovation, and the DIY spirit!  You won’t want to miss this event!   

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Makers Faire Sponsorships

Momentum is Building

Curiosity and creativity find a home at the 3rd annual Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire—the one and only Maker Faire in Wyoming!

For the third year, this free, family-friendly interactive festival of fun, innovation, and ingenuity will be back at the Teton Science Schools Jackson Campus. Join us on Saturday, May 20th from noon to 4 p.m. From art to engineering, area makers do it all. Come to the faire to see the makers’ creative endeavors and stay for a few hours to try your hand at metalworking, coding, woodworking, fly tying, soldering, welding and so much more. There are activities for all ages and all interests.

The call for makers, artists, performers, and other exhibitors will open later this month. If you are a tinkerer, coder, woodworker, crafter, farm hacker, artist, student, designer, chemist, roboticist, entrepreneur, scientist, food inventor, metalworker, educator, green technology creator, inventor, corporate designer or bicycle builder stay tuned for information how to participate!

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available for JH Mini Maker Faire. If your business or organization is interested in learning about sponsorship or partnership opportunities, contact me.

Mark Your Calendars Now: May 20, 2017

Thanks again to all that made the 2nd Annual Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire a huge success.  Let’s do it again!  Get your robots, gadgets, and gizmos geared up for the 3rd Annual Jackson Hole Mini Maker Faire on May 20, 2017.

Some of the Entries in the Youth Innovation Contest

Here is a sampling of a few of the entries in the Youth Innovation Contest this year.

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We had a great time.

Thank you for all of your incredible support in making this year’s Jackson Hole Mini-Maker Faire a complete success.

Overall data:

  • 40+ makers
  • 6 student innovation entries
  • 4 sponsors
  • 674 participants (345 adults, 329 children) – estimate over 700 total visitors and participants

And we had a ton of fun.