I attended this year’s Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire in Greenbelt, Maryland but I didn’t participate as a vendor this time around. It’s due mainly to the fact that I got preoccupied by a variety of personal things that I missed the deadline to participate this year. That’s okay mainly because I never really made much money at the previous Greenbelt Mini Maker Faires so it was no big deal for me to skip a year. This year it rained in the morning but luckily it stopped by about noon so it didn’t affect the festivities very much. I basically enjoyed myself as I walked around taking these photos.
The historic Greenbelt Theatre looked pretty majestic against a bright blue sunny sky as it overlooked Roosevelt Center (where the Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire was held).
The kids enjoyed themselves with building things with Lego bricks outside of Makerspace 125.
There was some serious yarn bombing going on around Roosevelt Center.
All of the outdoor tables were topped with these pretty artificial flowers that looked very festive.
There was all kinds of maker activity that went on inside of Makerspace 125, which was the main organizer of the Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire.
A little memorial was erected to the late Greenbelt resident Eva Gresser, who was an avid knitter, which featured some of her knitting samples.
There was one 3D printer vendor that was present who demonstrated his product inside Makerspace 125.
There were plenty of outside tables in Roosevelt Center itself. Some were vendor tables selling handcrafted items while others were demonstrating various different types of making including arts, crafts, and gardening. Various live bands provided the music throughout the day.
There was a robotics demonstration that involves simulating the movement of a finger on a hand.
I even shot a short video so you can see how it moved. On the surface it may not seem like much but there were a lot of hours of programming that went into making that one finger move.
The last photo shows one of the many attendees at this year’s Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire.
The Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire was one of two events that I attended that day. I’ll write about the other event I attended in a separate post.