Feb 23, 2015

FVCC and ImagineIF Libraries Present Kalispell Mini Maker Faire

The second annual Kalispell Mini Maker Faire will return to Flathead Valley Community College February 28. Free and open to the public, the Kalispell Mini Maker Faire will feature interactive exhibits and informative presentations by local “makers”.


Co-sponsored by FVCC’s Entrepreneurship Center and ImagineIF Libraries, the Kalispell Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. During the event, exhibitors will showcase their creations and share what they learned in the process.


Exhibits will range from sumo-wrestling robots to the honey production process to the construction of a three-dimensional printer. Information on these topics and dozens more will be available to faire goers.


Along with exhibits, the event will feature presentations by FVCC instructors and students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects. Electronics instructor Gordon Sheldon will deliver a presentation on how he built an electric vehicle for his personal use.


ImagineIF Libraries will host an interactive play area for young children, as well as offer attendees the opportunity to have their picture taken with robots.


The Kalispell Mini Maker Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Arts & Technology building on the college campus. Espresso, coffee and an assortment of food items will be available for purchase.


For more information, visit, or contact FVCC Entrepreneurship Coordinator Jill Seigmund at (406) 756-3834.