It’s almost here! The DTLA Mini Maker Faire is about to go live. It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our indelible Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles, and its free to the public.

There is still time to register on Eventbrite, and you can show the world you are attending by adding your name to our Facebook page.

We have so many amazing Makers showcasing their powerful prodigious projects. There’s lo-tech and hi-tech and everything in-between. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorites:

hand printed paper and rubber stamp

Handmade Rubber Stamps: Hannah Matzecki

Who they are: Hannah Matzecki received her BA in Studio Art (emphasis: painting and drawing) from UC Santa Cruz in 2011. When she’s not playing with paper, Hannah enjoys reading, knitting, and eating too much ice cream while binge watching Netflix.

What they do: In addition to teaching workshops for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hannah runs a specialty paper business called Pip’s Paperie and maintains her own studio practice focused on paper-craft.

Why they rock: From concept to creation, you will learn how to make your own custom rubber stamps using supplies available at your local craft store!

MilikenKnights logo and picture of a robot they made

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1836: The MilkenKnights

Who they are: Founded in 2006, The MilkenKnights are a group of high school students who build robots as Team 1836 for FIRST Robotics Competition.

What they do: You’re invited to come drive a real, 100 pound robot designed by high school students to compete in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition game. You’ll get the chance to operate the robot and ask questions about how it all works.

Why they rock: These FIRST Robotics competitors are high school students who are passionate about STEAM, and inspiring the next generation of engineers. They hope to challenge youth to create a lasting effect on their community.

smiling children and logo for la tinkering club

Tinkering School LA’s Big Build: reDiscover Center

Who they are: Tinkering Club is an open studio for independent tinkering, and classes. reDiscover Center provides art, tinkering, and sustainability educational activities to over 8,000 children per year.

What they do: Part of reDiscover Center’s Tinkering School LA, Tinkering Club provides real tools and real materials for tinkering, as well as training and support in design, prototyping, construction techniques, and presentation.

Why they rock: One of the best things about building stuff at reDiscover Center is that you’re building it yourself. They don’t build anything for you, just help you get good at Making on your own. Tinkerers in their programs make everything from wood scrap sculptures to life size superheroes!

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Check out our website to learn more about these Makers and all our Makers joining us at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire.

The Maker Movement embraces innovation, creativity, and learning to improve our communities and create a better future. What will you make?

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