Upper Valley Makers

Summer 2014

Stay Connected to Maker News & Happenings in the Upper Valley!

Happy Day of Making! Today the White House will hold its first-ever Maker Faire and the nation will join together to celebrate a Day of Making. During the White House Maker Faire, select makers will show off their projects and talk with the President about making and its impact on their lives.

There's also a long history of "making" right here in the Upper Valley, and the movement is building momentum. Stay connected to the Upper Valley MakerSpace and other maker happenings including upcoming events, activities, workshops, and job opportunities around the area. If you have something to include in this digital newsletter, share it with us at: newsletter@uppervalleymakers.org

Upcoming UVMS Events & Activities

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July Meeting of the Upper Valley MakerSpace at SolarFest

Saturday, July 19th, 11am

12 McNamara Rd

Middletown Springs, VT

Please join us at the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® held during the 20th Anniversary SolarFest! The Upper Valley MakerSpace is a proud sponsor of the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® and we will be there along with some of our community members showing off some fantastic creations. You'll also have an opportunity to learn the latest on the progress of bringing the Upper Valley MakerSpace to life! Find out more about the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®, including ways that you can get involved as a Maker here.

August Meeting of the Upper Valley MakerSpace

Saturday, Aug. 9th, 10am

1398 Rte 103

Newbury, NH

Join us at the August meeting of the Upper Valley MakerSpace during the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair. We'll have have a look behind the scenes, a private tour, and an opportunity to spend some quality time with some local artisans. You won't want to miss this meeting. Check back soon for more detailed information. Click here for more information about the Craftsmen's Fair.

Other Local Maker Happenings

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Come hear from dynamic, engaging speakers and break into facilitated small group
design sessions to solve real & imagined challenges in playful, serious, &
or quirky ways. Come early & stay after (5:30-7, 8:30-9) for conversation & exploration in Generator, Burlington’s new MakerSpace! Questions? Contact rebecca@rebeccaschwarz.com or visit http://vermontmakers.org.
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The Mudroom at AVA is a community storytelling event modeled after NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour. Designed as a social gathering for adults in the Upper Valley, this program offers an opportunity to meet new people, connect with friends, and to hear amazing real-life stories that might otherwise go unshared. The next Mudroom will be held on Thursday, June 19 at 7pm. The Theme Is Boundaries. Storytelling will begin at 7pm, food will be available for purchase at 6:30pm. Beer and soft drinks will be by donation. The program will conclude before 9pm.
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SolarFest, now in its 20th year is the longest running solar powered music festival and sustainability conference in the Northeast. A three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with not-to-be-missed workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement.

All three days will be jammed packed with beginner and advanced workshops, displays of new and innovative technologies, and opportunities to sit and talk at length with experts in the field. But that’s not all, there’s also a full blown music festival, SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®, theater, and family performances, all powered by and showcasing renewable energy. The SolarFest sustainable marketplace will feature vendors and equipment manufacturers demonstrating the latest in renewable energy technologies, as well as food, craft and sustainable products. Browse through and you will find folks sharing ideas and testing out the latest products. You’ll even have an opportunity to test ride an electric bicycle!

Learn more & get your tickets at: www.solarfest.org
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The Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair is a nine-day event that showcases the work of more than 350 craftspeople's items made by hand. It's the place to see an incredible variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind craft items that are functional, decorative, and built to last. Learn more & get your tickets at: https://www.nhcrafts.org/craftsmens-fair-overview.php

Maker Gigs in the Upper Valley

Dartmouth College: Instructional Designer

Calling all inspired learning/instructional designers!


You: An inspired learning design professional who wants to improve higher education by working with faculty to provide stellar learning experiences for Dartmouth students.


Us: The Educational Technologies Group at Dartmouth – a growing team of Instructional Designers and Academic Technology Consultants, working together to support innovation in high-impact teaching and learning at Dartmouth.


To learn more: http://sites.dartmouth.edu/itd/2014/05/29/id-job-post/
To apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/24284

About Us

This newsletter is for Makers of all kinds—artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, and weekend tinkerers—to stay connected to Maker happenings in the Upper Valley. If you have ideas, suggestions, or something to include in a future issue of the Upper Valley Maker Newsletter, let us know!