The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is April 14th at Do Space. We are excited to welcome a variety of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs to our space to share their creations. To get you excited for the big day, we wanted to introduce you to one of the maker groups who will be there this year.

MakeShift Lincoln is a non-profit gathering for makers in Lincoln, Nebraska. Some of its members will be present to share some of the activities and projects that they’ve worked on over the last year including robots, a 3D printed R2D2, and Arduinos.

What inspired you to make this project or do your maker activity?
Most of our members are makers at heart with a wide variety of interests ranging from unicycle fabrication to robot making.

How long have you been involved with your maker activity and/or project?
All of the projects that we will be bringing are personal projects created by our members in the last few months.

What do you enjoy most about your maker activity and/or project?
Our cardboard battle bots have been a fun way in the past for folks to troubleshoot and problem solve. It’s exciting watching and helping folks work through the process of building and refining their robots. The 3D printed R2D2 is just a fun attempt to 3D print something much larger than a traditional printer and give it stability while also including moving parts and electronics.

What is something you would tell a friend that is thinking about doing something similar to your project or maker activity?
Just try it out. Also, see if you can find folks with similar interests or skill sets that can give you guidance or suggestions as you work on it.

To learn more about our other makers, on how to apply to be a maker, or how to attend, visit the Omaha Mini Maker website.

About Author
Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist
Kim is a Community Learning Specialist for the Do Space team. She leads Littles Lab and Junior Makers programs.