Looking for: Creative locals

Old pros and fanciers alike are welcome to attend the Tulsa Mini Maker Faire, a free event celebrating creativity in overlooked places, this Saturday in Central Park Hall at the Tulsa Expo Center.

The Mini Maker Faire is returning to Tulsa this Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 5 pm, for an all-day event dedicated to exposing creative and fresh viewpoints that branch outside of the artistic realm into science, technology, education, and nutrition. Inventors, DIY-ers, and foodies are invited to attend this free event, where local creatives will be displaying original concepts and designs formulated right here in Oklahoma.

Headlining events include an exhibition lead by the 501st Legion on the tools and techniques of building props and costume design, an all-ages interactive presentation on physics with University of Tulsa professor, Jerry McCoy, and a ‘bean to bar’ showcase by Kyya Chocolate.

The Mini-Maker Faire will also be hosting its first FIRST Robotics Stronghold Competition. Seven local high schools have signed up to compete in this daylong event that is designed to challenge the competitors as well as teach the audience what it takes to create a multi-functioning robot.

This event is sponsored by Fab Lab Tulsa, a non-profit organization that strives to empower Tulsans by providing access to innovative resources that assist in generating new and unique products.

“The goal of the Mini-Maker Faire is to make visible all the things we don’t normally see every day,” says Nathan Pritchett, Executive Director of Fab Lab Tulsa.

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