The Maker Faire Miami was a two-day, family friendly event held at Wolfson Campus on April 8 and 9. The carnival for creativity brought together a diverse community of makers, inventors, creators and innovators into one big space to let their creativity run wild. It is self-proclaimed as the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” and it featured more than 150 artists from all across the world.
The fair included self-driving cars, robots, virtual reality drone racing and a human-powered, snow cone machine. The Faire also featured models Lego of iconic Miami Dade College buildings like the Freedom Tower.
Launched in May of 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Maker Faire quickly grew popular and expanded to other cities in the United States and has even spread out internationally. Miami is one of approximately 30 cities that hosts a Maker Faire, other places include Paris, New York, Tokyo, Atlanta and Rome.