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Google Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2013

7-google-logo-styleATLANTA, GA, Jun 03, 2013 – Atlanta Mini Maker Faire returns to Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 26th. Google, which has a data center in Douglas County and an office in Atlanta, is sponsoring the third annual event.

A celebration of “makers,” the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is a free, family-friendly showcase of everything from robots, electric cars, 3D printers, vintage computing, textiles, painting, artificial intelligence, music, sculptures, crafts, home fabrication, and much more! Atlanta Mini Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

Watch “BattleBots” go head to head. Ride a bicycle made entirely of wood! Build your own circuit board. Draw in 3D. Play catch with a robot! And meet thousands of other enthusiasts, builders, educators, students, tinkerers, hobbyists, artists, speakers, and experts from every field. Participate in interactive exhibits on everything from environmentalism to time travel. Woodworking to metallurgy. There’s no telling what you’ll find among the hundreds of exhibitions at the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire. So that you don’t miss a thing, activities and speakers will be streamed live on air via Google+ Hangouts.

Often called “The Biggest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” the original Maker Faire in San Mateo, California has inspired countless cities to produce their own Mini Maker Faires, spreading the “maker” movement and a do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset across the world. With over 6,000 in attendance last year, and the generous sponsorship of Google, this year’s Atlanta Mini Maker Faire promises to be the biggest one yet!

The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 5pm at Georgia Tech. For more information visit

About Google Inc.

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

 About Maker Media

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.


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