Join us for the 8th Annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, & resourcefulness! This year’s weeklong hybrid event, lasting October 18 - 23, will celebrate makers, library makerspaces, & folks with a passion to learn new skills through interactive workshops, grab & geaux crafts, an outdoor maker market, a showcase of robotics excellence, and a celebration of terrible robots fighting sumo style!
We'll end the event week with a sumo-style robot fight called "Hebocon!" Hebocon comes from the Japanese word “Heboi” which means “clumsy, unskillful, bungling, poor, and bad," so this competition is all about creating terrible robots for fun! All Hebocon “robots” will be comprised of recyclable materials, torn apart toys, and random electronics put together by YOU the public. No experience with robotics? No problem! This event is geared towards folks that have NO EXPERIENCE with robotics and all “high tech” robots will be graded on a curve. Can't make it in-person? Watch the live stream of America's Next Top Robot & Hebocon at facebook.com/ebrpl
Saturday, October 23
*Hebocon Workshop – 10am – Main Library at Goodwood
Prep your robot for the Hebocon using recycled materials! (Ages 10+)
*Register for the Hebocon Workshop on this webpage or call 225-231-3750 for assistance.
*Hebocon: Low Tech Robot Fight – 1pm – Main Library at Goodwood
A contest of low-tech creativity for all skill levels! In-person & live streamed to facebook.com/ebrpl (All Ages)
Register for the Hebocon HERE
Workshop & showcase seating is limited and registration is required to attend.
Find the full schedule of events, apply for the outdoor maker market, and register for workshops & robotics events at batonrouge.makerfaire.com
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