Some Pictures from Southland Mini Maker Faire 2016

It’s been less than a day since Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire wrapped up! We’ll be posting a more comprehensive recap later, but for now, enjoy a few pictures from yesterday.

One Week Left!

Less than one week is left to get your tickets at an Early Bird, discounted rate before Maker Faire begins! Wander over to our Eventbrite tickets page, and secure your spot at our event now!


Featured on the Mokena Messenger

We were featured recently in the local newspaper. Pick up a copy at any local store, or check it out online!


Special Thanks to Our Host: Pipefitters Local 597 Training Center


The Pipefitters Local 597 Training Center has been our host location for the past two years now, and we’d like to thank them for their help and everything that they do for the Mokena community.

You can read more about the Pipefitters here.

Pictures from Last Year

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Some pictures from year 2 (last year) of Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire! Come join the fun this year to see games, telescopes, power wheels racing, augmented reality, and more!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor Ozinga


Special shoutout to one of our sponsors, Ozinga, today! Ozinga is an American-owned, fourth-generation family business that continues to grow as the Midwest’s premier building materials provider.

Ozinga has been with us since the beginning, and provide all of the furnishings and things that make our Maker Faire tick, and will also be exhibiting with one of their trucks this year.

Check out their Born to Build campaign! It’s pretty cool.


Why Make? We present the case at the Mokena Village Board Meeting

Tickets for 2016 are now Live!

Until 8/26 at 12pm, you’ll get a (slight) Early Bird discount if you pick up your tickets for Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire! Head on over to our Eventbrite page and get ’em.

Look forward to seeing you there


Exhibits: Near Space Balloons

We’re pleased to bring our Near Space Balloon video & exhibit to Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire. Come see video, and listen to how we put together this expedition. You will walk away with the knowledge and ability to do this yourself, if you’re interested!




The Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire Call for Volunteers is live! This is a great opportunity to meet other local makers, folks from big name companies like Ozinga and Caterpillar, and do some good for the community.

I look forward to seeing you there, and working with you!