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More than 3,000 participants experienced first hand the the city’s latest and greatest “maker” inventions at the second annual Miami Mini Maker Faire Saturday. Photo by Jenna Buehler.
Crowds lined 26th Street in Wynwood, craning their necks to see cutting-edge technology at high-demand booths. Attendees were able to 3-D print copies of themselves at The LAB Miami, and move a robotic hand by using the static electricity generated by their own thoughts.
Of the more than 90 exhibitors at the event, many of the featured workshop hosts were relatively new to Miami’s “maker” scene. Founders of Design Thinking Miami, Mariana Rego and Jessica Do, kicked off the faire with a workshop on what it means to solve problems by “thinking design,” thinking about the needs of people first and using empathy to solve problems. Do moved to Miami from New York just recently, and says that she and Rego, a Miami native, are motivated by the momentum they experienced at Tech Weekend last month and, again, at the faire.
“The maker concept is new to Miami, but Miami itself is a city where everywhere you look there is an artist, technologist and innovator,” Do said. “Design thinking isn’t out of reach here, and this is just the beginning of what we’ll see from the maker community here.”
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