Tomorrow, a record 10,000 folks will flood the Westport Library and Jesup Green. The 5th annual Mini Maker Faire (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is a showcase for creativity, energy, and way cool geekitude. Every year it attracts tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, artists, hobbyists, engineers, scientists, students, teachers, food artisans and exhibitors.
It’s innovation at its best.
Founder and co-chair Mark Mathias has been a tireless advocate for the Mini Maker Faire. Now he wants everyone to know just how innovative the Library, Westport — and all of Connecticut — are.
He sold the Department of Motor Vehicles on the idea for a new license plate. It says “Connecticut: State of Innovation.” A cute little robot-type figure perches in the corner.
A minimum of 400 people must sign up for the plate to be manufactured.
Tomorrow, you can be one of them. Just stop by the Mini Maker Faire’s Remarkable STEAM booth, for more information.
Sure, license plates are pretty low-tech for the Mini Maker Faire. But odds are good you’ll see some very intriguing ideas for vehicles tomorrow, too.
You might even call them “innovative.”