Rochester Maker Faire gives look into local hobby work

November 17, 2018 07:44 PM

Rochester's tinkerers, tech gurus and DIY specialists showed off their stuff this weekend.

The 5th Annual Maker Faire of Rochester wrapped up Saturday night at The Riverside Convention Center.


More than 150 artists, tech whizzes and craftsmen came out and unveiled the fruits of their hobbies. 

Their creations cover a world of creations from sewing to welding to rockets to robotics to gaming to 3D printing.

They came from as far away as Canada, Italy and South Korea.

"Everybody has a passion or a hobby and, whatever your hobbies, you can find it at a maker fair. No matter what you're into, we have everything," said Rose Scordo, a roboticist.

Dan Schneiderman, of Maker Faire Rochester explained, "we need people to come out, to start getting hands on with tools. To feed their creativity, to be inspired, to go and do more. To make, two produce. It's at the heart of our life blood. Not only here in Rochester, not only in the U.S., but across the world."

On Friday the makers showed local school kids what some science technology and creativity can accomplish.

More than 900 students from third grade through eighth grade were invited in before the start of the faire to sample the creations.  


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