Schedule

2016 Schedule

Indoor Activities

Exhibitors

  • All Day

IMAX Booth Tours

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm

Rube Goldberg Machine Demos

We’re kicking off the Maker Faire with an epic Rube Goldberg machine, featuring ramps, buttons and a variety of fast-paced gizmos and gadgets!

  • 9:15 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 1:15 pm
  • 3:15 pm

Drone Races

Experience the next mainstream sport… drone-racing! Join the Des Moines Drone Users Group as members race micro-drones and mini quad drones.

Catch the mini-quad racing exhibition outdoors on SCI’s South Lawn:

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

See micro-drone racing inside Founders Hall:

  • 12:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

Light Painting

Transform lights into amazing long-exposure photographs in SCI’s newly renovated Star Theater planetarium.

  • 10:00-11:00 am
  • 1:00-2:00 pm

Robotics Talks

Join FIRST Robotics Team Neutrino and FRC Team 4646 ASAP as they explain the science behind their competition-winning robots!

  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Workshops

Learn to Solder! Create circuits that connect you to your best friend, child or a loved one! Build a custom piece you can link (and light up) when you’re together.

  • 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm

Sewable Circuitry: Transform Maker Bot, the official Maker Faire mascot, into a light-up fabric project!

  • 11:30 am
  • 3:30 pm

Weave a Web: Join the Des Moines Art Center in a collaborative art project! Transfor t-shirts into an amazing web.

  • All Day

 

 

 

Outdoor Activities

Human Foosball

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Live Music

See local bands throughout the day:

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Dan Medeiros
  • 1:00-2:30 pm: Courtney Krause
  • 3:00-4:30 pm: Alan Heath

Beer Garden

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Food Trucks

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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