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Buffalo Science Museum is looking for ‘Makers’

The Buffalo Museum of Science seeks “Makers” to participate in its third annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on May 7.

Maker Faire events celebrate creativity, invention, and the do-it-yourself spirit. In the most general of terms, a maker is “a person that makes or produces something,” museum officials said in a news release. The Museum looks to showcase a diverse mix of makers at the event, ranging from tech enthusiasts to crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers and inventors.

Makers may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Robotics builders and clubs

• 3D printing enthusiasts

• Woodworkers, machinists and welders

• Mobile app designers

• Food makers, growers and foragers

• Drone enthusiasts and builders

• Knitters, weavers and yarn bombers

• Solar engineers

• Artists and sculptors

• Fashion designers

• Performers and musicians

• Costume makers and cosplayers (those who like to dress as those in movies, particularly as anime)

• Art car designers and art bike builders

• Musical instrument makers

• LEGO, K’Nex and other builders

• Puppeteers

• Inventors and tinkerers

There is no minimum age restriction and young makers are encouraged to apply. The museum accepting applications through March 14. Makers who apply and are accepted prior to Feb. 15 will receive two free general admission passes to the museum valid on the day of the event. To apply, visit makerfairebuffalo.com.

For more information, visit the website or contact David Cinquino at 896-5200, Ext. 396 or email dcinquino@sciencebuff.org.