THE 8TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE MINI MAKER FAIRE

Weekdays 3pm-7pm
Weekdays 3pm to 7pm

Join us for the 8th Annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness! This year’s weeklong hybrid event, lasting October 18 – 23, will celebrate makers, library makerspaces, and folks with a passion to learn new skills through interactive workshops, grab & geaux crafts, an outdoor maker market, a showcase of robotics excellence, and a celebration of terrible robots fighting sumo style! Learn new skills through makerspace workshops at branch libraries across the EBR starting Monday, October 18! Fabric bookmarks, electronics take-aparts, lasercutting, 3D printing, Cricut demos, and more!

Explore YOUR libraries’ makerspaces to start your journey towards creation and innovation! View the complete schedule and register today at batonrouge.makerfaire.com. Then on Saturday, October 23, join us from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., for an outdoor maker market, grab & geaux crafts for all ages, a live performance from Minos the Saint, and two special robotics events. Minos the Saint will be playing at noon in the plaza featuring their original music from their Classical/Cajun/Zydeco/Latin jazzy roots! We’ll start with “America’s Next Top Robot,” a robot fashion show of epic proportions showcasing area school robotics teams and end the day with a sumo-style robot fight called “Hebocon!” Hebocon comes from the Japanese word “Heboi” which means “clumsy, unskillful, bungling, poor, and bad,” so this competition is all about creating terrible robots for fun! All Hebocon “robots” will be comprised of recyclable materials, torn apart toys, and random electronics put together by YOU the public. No experience with robotics? No problem!

This event is geared towards folks that have NO EXPERIENCE with robotics and all “high tech” robots will be graded on a curve. Can’t make it in-person? Watch the live stream of America’s Next Top Robot & Hebocon at facebook.com/EBRPL. Seating is limited and registration is required to attend all makerspace workshops and robotics events. Find the full schedule of events, apply for the outdoor maker market, and register for workshops and robotics events at batonrouge.makerfaire.com For more information, send an email to makerfaire@ebrpl.com.

For more information about the 8th Annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire, call (225) 231-3750. To learn about any of the Library’s other programs, events and resources, visit us online at www.ebrpl.com.