Vertical Gardens and Beyond

vertical gardenCome play in the dirt. Mom says it’s ok… well…

Learn about vertical gardening, a great technique to maximize productivity where space is at a minimum. Can you spell GHI?


Silversmith in Action

dbde teapotMichael Brehl brings his gear to the Faire to demonstrate the art and craft of metalsmithing. He makes all types of objects, including wedding rings, but only if you want something unique. You can learn more from Michael in one of his classes. Ask him if he would like to hold a workshop at Club125!



SOLIDAFIDESolidafide is an online 3D file marketplace that connects the world of 3d designers, 3d printers, 3d scanners, and all the mixes in between. Scanning, designing, printing… whether you need a little help, you’re looking for someone to do it for you, or you have unpacked your new printer and that’s as far as you got, solidafide is where you go to make 3d printing easy.

Come by our booth and learn about 3D Printing. We will have  our MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer  with stations where you can build a simple 3D model in AutoCAD Inventor, Slice up the model and make the tool path in KISSLICER/ Makerware and then print the object on the 3D Printer. Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about 3D modeling or printing we will walk you through the entire process.

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ROBLOX Makers of Greenbelt

ROBLOX MakersROBLOX is a physically simulated virtual world where all of the content is built by a large community of builders and game developers. Everyone who’s a member has access to powerful creative tools, which can be used to make a house, a robot, an expansive world, a popular game and everything in between, and a place to share their creation with friends. Build. Share. Play.

Stop by our booth on Saturday to meet real ROBLOX builders and game developers from the Greenbelt area. These are people who are experienced with ROBLOX and have gone so far as to create their own games, some of them garnering millions of visits from other players. See how ROBLOX works and be inspired to build anything you can imagine – even a game of your own!

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Emerging Singer/Songwriter – Alicia Rae

aliciaAlicia Rae began teaching herself how to play the guitar just 4 short years ago! She quickly found her knack for songwriting and overcame her stage-fright to share her songs with the public.

Many people have shown their interest in Alicia’s music; comparing her vocal style to the 90s pop sensation, Lisa Loeb, and her writing style to Michelle Branch and Taylor Swift. She’s recently released her debut single, Autumn, on iTunes and her very first music video on her YouTube channel.

Alicia’s, unique and interesting music video shows her singing on a gravel road lined with bright autumn-colored trees, but all of her surroundings and movements are moving in reverse. In order to create this effect, Alicia had to learn the lyrics, backwards. The video was shot in one take with Alicia singing, and the video was then reversed to get the final product.

Please be sure to stop by to see her life performance of Autumn, at noon on the Maker Faire stage. She’ll be hanging around afterwards to pass out FREE CD’s and stickers!

If you’d like to learn more about Alicia, you can find all of her social links on her website:

Create with littleBits

littlebitsI will be demonstrating littleBits which are tiny circuit-boards with specific functions engineered to snap together with magnets, each bit has a specific function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse, motors, etc.  Come  prototype and make circuits in seconds to make a project with lights, motors, sound, or music.    Just as LEGO™ allows you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are small, simple, intuitive, blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together.   Come to the table where you can also get your discount code when you shop online at   See our recent blog from the DC STEM faire:

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