The second annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre. Last year, almost 900 people attended the sunny, hands-on event that celebrated tinkerers, makers, artists and inventors of all sorts. Local makers demonstrated projects including underwater robots, interactive art projects, bicycles that make ice cream and printed postcards, environmentally friendly cars, space-age technology and more.

Again this year there will be at least 20 exhibitors, with family-friendly presentations, in a format that one participant enthusiastically called hands-on and high-tech. The Maker Faire motto is “Make, create, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology!” A Maker Faire is a place where inventors, artists, tinkerers, thinkers and learners share their passions for innovation, creativity and do-it-yourself activities. They inspire the next generation of makers and entrepreneurs.

The family-friendly event is hosted by the Camden Public Library with support from the Midcoast Magnet, and sponsorship by Bangor Savings, Blackstone Accelerates Growth and Make Magazine. Volunteers are welcome; those interested are asked to call the library at 236-3440. Admission to the Faire will be a $2 donation, $5 for families.

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Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or