Sponsor Spotlight: Procter & Gamble

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Historically the most innovative company in Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble has always played at the intersection of ideas and science. So of course they sponsored Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire last year. And of course they sponsored again this year. And of course they sent smart, passionate people here to teach us all about the value of science and the magic of innovation.

We’re proud Procter & Gamble calls Cincinnati home, and we are so glad we welcomed them back.

Enter to Win a 3D Printer!

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Good news, everyone! Our friends at Make: are giving away a Printrbot Simple 3D Printer to one lucky winner at Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. In order to enter, get your free tickets early and you’ll automatically be entered. If you have already printed your tickets, the great news is you are already entered!

What will you make if you win?

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Gorilla Glue Company

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If you attended our inaugural Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire last year, then you remember the bounty of Gorilla Tough products that rained down upon our makers and visitors. It was all thanks to this local company that for the last decade has made the miracle product Gorilla Glue®, the Toughest Glue on Planet Earth! The company has since expanded its offerings to include Gorilla Tape®, Gorilla® Super Glue, Gorilla® Wood Glue, Gorilla® Epoxy and Self-Standing Bags.

This year we are super-excited that Gorilla Glue staff will be joining us all weekend, which not only means great samples but also live demos by carpenter Andy Brownell. Check it out on his blog »

Sponsor Spotlight: Connect a Million Minds

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We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor this year, Connect a Million Minds! They’re called Connect a Million Minds but they have surpassed their goal of connecting a million children to hands-on learning activities. Currently they’ve connected 1,004,618!

Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.

Locally Connect a Million Minds has helped under-served kids learn STEM skills by building their own bikes. Check out this story from back in May »

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Haile Foundation

haile_logo_largeCincinnati Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. But Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is just one of many wonderful events and improvements happening in this city thanks to the Haile Foundation.

Currently, the Foundation is helping to bring back Metrobot (you know how much we enjoy robots) and they are helping build a carousel at Smale Riverfront Park. They were instrumental in the ever-popular LumenoCity events and are credited with helping to save the streetcar.

Additionally, The Haile Foundation together with The Johnson Foundation have launched People’s Liberty, “a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati.”

So these are only a few of the projects The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation has funded. You can see full lists of beneficiaries of this amazing force for good on the website.

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire Is Completely FREE!

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Thanks to The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, Procter & Gamble, The Gorilla Glue Company, and Connect a Million Minds from Time Warner Cable, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire (CMMF) is completely free!

This year CMMF is being hosted at Cincinnati Museum Center. Inside Cincinnati Museum Center, it is free to enter and participate in all activities in the CMMF areas. While CMMF is going on, the other museums at Cincinnati Museum Center are still open for business and as such require standard admission tickets. Additionally, the usual parking rates apply for the Cincinnati Museum Center parking lot.

Inspired by the CMMF, Cincinnati Museum Center has added maker-themed workshops and presentations to their ordinary programming. We have added these programs to the CMMF schedule for your convenience, but rest assured there will be plenty to see and do just in the CMMF areas. The schedule only reflects exhibits that happen at a certain time, as such most of the incredible experiences you’ll find simply by walking around are not reflected there.

We hope to see you in just a few more days! Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter and remember to tag your CMMF photos #CityofMakers.

 

Schedule & Map Released!

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Our schedule and map are available as a PDF file »

Print Your Own & Spread the Word!

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Let’s make sure everyone knows about our amazing event next weekend! Print your own posters and hang them around town:

Open the letter-sized poster (8.5″ by 11″) »

Open the tabloid-sized poster (11″ by 17″) »

Introducing Our Makers!

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From racing power tools to flying in virtual reality, from making crafts to learning to solder, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will have something for everyone. Art, science, music, fantasy, genius and oddball behavior will collide in this festival of creation!

Check out our list of makers » 

Introducing Our Sponsors!

Our 2014 sponsors are making Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire a reality! Thanks to their dedication to the maker movement, we are able to provide two days of this amazing free event.

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
TheCarol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in our region. They concentrate their efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Art and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. In collaboration with our region’s stakeholders, they help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community across ten counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For more information visit www.haileusb.org.

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Procter & Gamble R&D and Design
P&G’s vision is to be the best consumer products company in the world, with delightful brands, products, and packages which offer superior quality and value to the world’s consumers.  Innovation is the lifeblood of the Company, led by P&G’s R&D and Design organizations who are delighted to co-sponsor this year’s Maker Faire. http://www.pg.com

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Gorilla Glue
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Gorilla Glue Company is a leading manufacturer of adhesive solutions for DIYers, woodworkers and professionals. The company revamped the retail adhesive landscape with its 1999 introduction of the wildly popular Gorilla Glue, a unique, all-purpose adhesive with an amazing ability to bond almost any material including wood, ceramic, stone, metal and more.

On a mission to make products that deliver impressive results, the company has since expanded its offerings to include Gorilla Tape®, Gorilla™ Super Glue Impact-Tough® Formula, Gorilla™ Wood Glue, and Gorilla™ Epoxy, further solidifying the brand’s reputation as the “go-to” product line FOR THE TOUGHEST JOBS ON PLANET EARTH®.

Gorilla brand products are proudly Made Tough in U.S.A. http://www.gorillatough.com

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Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.

Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. http://www.connectamillionminds.com

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Additional Sponsorship provided by The Manufactory
The Manufactory is a member driven public access workshop focused on providing our community with the necessary tools and knowledge to turn their ideas into reality!

From hand tools to CNC to sewing machines and everything in between. If you enjoy woodworking, metalworking, design, prototyping or custom fabrication then The Manufactory is the place for you! Full access to a wide variety of machines and equipment in a comfortable 17,000 sq ft environment will ensure that you have everything at your fingertips to complete even the most advanced projects. http://themanufactory.us