Barnes and Noble Hosting “Mini Maker Faire”


Illinois MakerLab is excited to be sending one of our gurus, Scott Zelman, as a representative for the Mini Maker Faire! The Mini Maker Faire will be hosted at the Barnes and Noble store located in Champaign this weekend, November 6-8. Melissa Lunderby, the Community Business Development Manager at the Barnes and Noble in Champaign and the coordinator of this event, is making a large push for the makers in the community to present what they do in their labs.

“In line with the spirit of the Maker Movement, we want to promote local makers in the community, and give [them] a chance to share [their] passion with the community at large!” Lunderby stated. We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to demonstrate what the Illinois MakerLab does not only for the campus, but for the community.

The Mini Maker Faire is calling all enthusiasts, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, engineers, students, crafters, or makers of any kind! The movement has spread its influence to all levels of careers and interests. The makers at this event will be spreading knowledge about the uses of 3D printing, along with completing some demonstrations and explaining their visions.

If you will not be in the Champaign area this weekend, that’s okay! Barnes and Noble is hosting this event nationwide at all of their stores, so be sure to stop by your nearest Barnes and Noble store and witness this event!

Scott will be at the Champaign store on Sunday, November 8 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Be sure to stop by our booth and learn about our mission at the Illinois MakerLab, and see 3D printing in action and some of our amazing prints!

Sign up for our mailing list at the booth.  All visitors at the booth who enter their email, will get special discount offers for organizing Birthday parties at the lab, and one lucky winner will get a $50 gift certificate to use towards a birthday party at the lab.