We all know Barnes & Noble is a national bookseller, but did you know they’re committed to building all forms of literacy for our children – reading, art and technology?
This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble.
As part of that partnership with Make: Magazine. Together they will be presenting a Mini Maker Faire at every single Barnes & Noble store across the nation Friday, November 6-8.
Maker Faires are community-based learning events that inspire everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. Guests ages five and up can experience hands-on learning and making opportunities in creative thinking, art, design, construction, programming, coding, and 3D printing. The Mini Maker Faires will consist of three main areas:
- The Make Workspace: Attendees will experience the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding and programming, including: da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from XYZprinting, Ozobot, The Slipstream Drone from Protocol, and Meccano Meccanoid from Spin Master.
- Meet the Makers: Leaders and top brands will discuss the latest trends in designing, building, creating and making.
- Make & Collaborate: Guests can immerse themselves in the process of ideation, rapid prototyping, circuitry and more. Among the featured products for children are: Electronic Snap Circuits from ELENCO, littleBits, Maker Studio™ from ThinkFun, and LEGO® Bionicle Bricks.
You can contact your local store to find out what special guests are participating during the Mini Maker Faire, or visit www.bn.com/storelocator.
We know its important to keep our children engaged and to expand their minds in new and wonderful ways, and the first-ever Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faires provide an incredible opportunity for both children and adults to experience creativity and learning in an authentic, hands-on event.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card!
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