Barnes & Noble stores are calling on builders, tinkerers, crafters, DIYers, dreamers, doers, and makers for their first ever Mini Maker Faires, to be held November 6-8, 2015. At all 650 Barnes & Noble locations throughout the nation, makers will be on hand to demonstrate and collaborate on the latest creations and technologies at work today. And you can get involved, whether on the spectator level or as one of the makers. The Mini Maker Faire was created in partnership with Make: Magazine, creators of the Maker Faire.

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Each store will offer interactive ways to experience the Mini Maker Faire. The Make Workspace will showcase innovative technologies in 3-D printing, robotics, programming, and coding. Further, The Make Workspace promises to demo some of the cutting-edge products that will be heading into the mainstream in the near future. The “Meet the Makers” area will showcase a variety of craftspersons and their individual works, allowing faire goers to learn more about each particular maker’s process. Finally, Make and Collaborate will include hands-on opportunities and provide materials to get everyone working together, creating, and making. Other special events will take place at certain Barnes & Noble stores, and the weekend promises to be one full of creativity and collaboration. For those interested in being one of the makers featured in-store, you can apply here. For the rest of us, check back with B & N stores near you as November arrives for how you and your kids can watch and take part in this inaugural event. The Mini Maker Faire offers a super opportunity to inspire the whole family to get creative and think big.

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