The Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL), for their Ninth Annual Maker Faire Cleveland, did the event a little differently than in past years. Instead of just a one-day maker event, they planned "family-friendly, free events at Cleveland Public Library locations across the city" for a full week! The week-long maker activities culminated in the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021 on Saturday, November 20th, at the Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr).
In this blog post, we will share tweets with photos/videos leading up to and including our attendance at the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021.
Announcements & Information About the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021
A BIG thank-you to Tom Kunsman (@tkunsman) who made it a point to be sure that we knew about the Showcase. If it weren't for his tweet, we might have missed this year's event.
@sos_jr https://t.co/zTCx7gnO4d— Tom Kunsman (@tkunsman) November 2, 2021
Thanks, @tkunsman!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 2, 2021
I had not heard @Cleveland_PL scheduled the 9th annual #Maker Faire #Cleveland!
Starting Monday, Nov 15 FREE family friendly events at @GLScienceCtr & throughout the #Library system@CLEMakerFaire on Saturday, Nov 20 at the Great Lakes Science Center 6 pm pic.twitter.com/2QhynvVN9L
Cleveland Public Library hosts the greatest show-and-tell on Earth at the Great Lakes Science Center and throughout the Library system https://t.co/gEv3Gc3NEc— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 2, 2021
Thanks @Nnedi for the correction. I deleted my tweet.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
I see by your Twitter bio that you list: "AfricanFuturism"
I WRITE AFRICANFUTURISM, which is a subcategory of science fiction. #Africanfuturism.— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) December 16, 2020
I write AFRICANJUJUISM, a subcategory of fantasy that respectfully acknowledges the seamless blend of true existing African spiritualities & cosmologies with the imaginative. #africanjujuism
I defined africanfuturism and africanjujuism here. The distinctions are important: https://t.co/5qId6crkGC— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) December 16, 2020
I have my FREE ticket! https://t.co/cgXW2xsGJP— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 12, 2021
I will be attending @Cleveland_PL's 9th annual #Maker Faire #Cleveland featuring #AfricanFuturism author @Nnedi!@CLEMakerFaire 2021 on Saturday, Nov 20 at @GLScienceCtr
Thank you @tkunsman for telling me about this event! pic.twitter.com/dj5G0Jwlpl
Hope you’ll give a report— Tom Kunsman (@tkunsman) November 12, 2021
Will do, @tkunsman! I always enjoy the @Cleveland_PL’s @CLEMakerFaire and sharing my experiences in my blog https://t.co/DiPJLd8ON4— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 13, 2021
Didn’t I first meet you at a @CLEMakerFaire talking about @NASAglenn and @NASA_GVIS?
I hope to see you there! Nov 20th!https://t.co/8p7fnbu6Vh pic.twitter.com/A6FvgQS6EY
Also, @tkunsman, did you know that @AkronLibrary has their “#Akron Makes” event this Saturday (Nov 13th)?— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 13, 2021
It is always a great time!
Thank you, @AkronLibrary, for your “Akron Makes” event today, and @Summit_Artspace for your art gallery I visited today.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 13, 2021
Good times today, and now looking forward to more good times next Saturday, November 20 at @GLScienceCtr for @Cleveland_PL’s Maker Faire #Cleveland Showcase! https://t.co/JVlhbg9Ovz pic.twitter.com/2UoiDyyhKJ
We are so excited to have @Cleveland_PL Maker Faire back @GLScienceCtr!— Kirsten Ellenbogen (@kellenbogen) November 4, 2021
Yes, @kellenbogen, I always enjoy the @CLEMakerFaire. It is great that the @Cleveland_PL will have this Maker event at @GLScienceCtr again like in 2019 https://t.co/1KFJQkYGof— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 19, 2021
I'm ordering more tickets today for family members https://t.co/2N6nv3Genohttps://t.co/JVlhbg9Ovz pic.twitter.com/6MbDb18qRj
Cleveland's greatest "show & tell" returns in two days! Bring the family to the Maker Faire Cleveland at the @GLScienceCtr on Saturday, November 20, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. #CLEMakerFaire https://t.co/gEv3Gc3NEc— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 18, 2021
Maker Faire Cleveland is happening this weekend. It's at @GLScienceCtr and totally free!https://t.co/eQdyfbXfaR— Matt Richardson (@MattRichardson) November 16, 2021
Stuart watched the New Day Cleveland Get Creative! video from Fox 8 News in the morning, before going to the Cleveland Maker Faire. The video does a great job of presenting an overview of all that happened during the week of the Cleveland Public Library's 9th Annual Maker Faire Cleveland.
In addition to the Cleveland Maker Faire, the video also mentions the The Best Buy Teen Tech Center, which is in partnership with The Clubhouse Network (@TheClubhouseNet). We found the following information about the library's teen tech center while writing this blog post:
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Cleveland Public Library’s Rockport Branch - CPL.org/Teen-Tech-Center
The Clubhouse Network: The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ Rockport Branch of Cleveland Public Library - TheClubhouseNetwork.org/locations/Cleveland
WKYC Channel 3 YouTube video: Girls in STEM: Best Buy Teen Tech Center at local library
New Site Opens in Cleveland
Posted November 19, 2018 by The Clubhouse Network (@TheClubhouseNet)
@Cleveland_PL, that is a great @fox8news video about tonight’s @CLEMakerFaire at the @GLScienceCtr & about #maker activities all year! https://t.co/ew4b54XfjY— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 20, 2021
Is the @BestBuy supported @TheClubhouseNet #robot club part of @TechCentral_CPL?
I always enjoy your #CLEMakerFaire pic.twitter.com/HJ8FMQh4S1
Who's ready for Maker Faire Cleveland? https://t.co/ZP81K85cP9— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 19, 2021
Here are some older tweets about the The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Cleveland Public Library’s Rockport Branch:
Thanks @BestBuy Team for visiting @Cleveland_PL Rockport Branch’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center #CPL150 #thisisbestbuy #CLE pic.twitter.com/ASKBentSsu— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) December 10, 2019
We recently welcomed one of our newest partners to The Clubhouse Network! The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Cleveland Public Library Rockport Branch held their grand opening last week. Congratulations! https://t.co/OKRvuDflWH #Clubhouse25 pic.twitter.com/y2FhaXIjVn— The Clubhouse Network (@TheClubhouseNet) November 20, 2018
Introducing the newest member of our #TeenTechCenter family - Cleveland! Thank your to our host organization @Cleveland_PL and our presenting sponsor @regencytech! pic.twitter.com/cFRrVZx8wz— Best Buy for Good (@BestBuyCSR) November 15, 2018
". . . today from 6-9 p.m.!"
We're so excited to host @Cleveland_PL Maker Faire Cleveland today from 6-9 p.m.! Maker Faire Cleveland celebrates and showcases CLE Makers who create, craft, build, design, invent, and make all sorts of amazing things. https://t.co/lxvNXAe0GZ— Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) November 20, 2021
Are you ready for Maker Faire Cleveland tonight? We're hosting #Cleveland's greatest show & tell again with our friends at @GLScienceCtr from 6-9 pm, including a virtual author visit from @Nnedi! It's not too late to get your FREE tickets! https://t.co/GIM9jIMGyZ pic.twitter.com/drWhHXHqlB— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021 - Saturday Night Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase
MAKER FAIRE CLEVELAND SHOWCASE
Saturday, November 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Science Center
Tap into your creative side, explore your curiosity, and get inspired at the 9th annual Maker Faire Cleveland. The Cleveland Public Library is hosting the FREE family-friendly event on Saturday, November 20 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Great Lakes Science Center. This year’s event is taking over the Science Center with a full day of games, experiments, projects, and FUN!
Our headliner event at the Great Lakes Science Center caps off a week of Maker activities and experiences taking place at Cleveland Public Library locations across the city.
* a virtual visit with afrofuturistic author Nnedi Okorafor . . .
* free access to Great Lake Science center exhibits and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center
* Watch a free IMAX movie in the Dome Theater - Journey to Space
* a gaming zone featuring game play along with a look at the Maker creativity that brings games to life
* hands-on demos and exhibits by a selection of amazing CLE-area Makers
Maker Faire Cleveland celebrates and showcases CLE Makers who create, craft, build, design, invent, and make all sorts of amazing things. Visitors are immersed in a hands-on experience of exploration, inspiration, and imagination. Get inspired, try out new technology, learn, play, and participate in the greatest show-and-tell in the CLE! There's something for everyone, including kids and families. Don't miss it!
Thank you, Cleveland Public Library, for the FREE night at the Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) for the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021!
Last Saturday I was at @AkronLibrary for “Akron Makes!”— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 20, 2021
Tonight I am at @GLScienceCtr for the @Cleveland_PL’s #Maker Faire #Cleveland Showcase - 9th annual @CLEMakerFaire.https://t.co/8p7fnbu6Vhhttps://t.co/2o8m8lNdPQ
I always enjoy #CLEMakerFaire! https://t.co/F32Z3qCkgM https://t.co/lSVqy7BvS5 pic.twitter.com/IXdjEHeGm2
Dream & Do @GLScienceCtr. We’re hosting @makerfaire until 9pm. Come join us for free family fun! #CLE pic.twitter.com/LPD8FPCmt8— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 20, 2021
Wow! There’s so much to see and do @makerfaire. Don’t miss out on a night of fun under the dome. We’re @GLScienceCtr until 9pm. Free event. Free parking. What else do you need? #CLE pic.twitter.com/NeOG2c6Q9p— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 20, 2021
Life-size scrabble, Maker Space, virtual reality gaming and more @GLScienceCtr. Join us for @makerfaire. We’re here until 9pm. Don’t miss out! #CLE pic.twitter.com/swFCgGBjOc— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 20, 2021
We’re minutes away from a virtual author talk with @Nnedi, creator of the Binti trilogy @makerfaire. #CLE pic.twitter.com/H5n4PXyGL2— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 20, 2021
Bringing the Library to you. Don’t forget to sign up for a Library card and take home a great read @makerfaire. Come check us out @GLScienceCtr. We’re here until 9pm. #CLE pic.twitter.com/vcuqLDX05a— Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL) November 21, 2021
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art exhibition across Northeast Ohio comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that takes place across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. Its inaugural edition An American City, which was curated by Artistic Director Michelle Grabner, generated over 90,000 visitors from more than 25 countries and brought $31 million in new economic activity to the region.
Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second iteration of FRONT International, will run from July 16 through October 2, 2022. Building on the success of the first edition, FRONT 2021 will further the Triennial’s commitment to stimulating new and sustained cultural conversations within the region.
With our experience in 2018 attending FRONT International exhibitions, we were glad to see that they had a booth at the Cleveland Maker Faire with information about the next FRONT International in 2022. In 2018 (our sixth year of blogging), we wrote more blog posts than any other year, largely because of writing about so many venues during the inaugural year of FRONT International. (See our FRONT International blog posts by clicking here.)
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FRONT International blog posts
At the FRONT International booth, we talked to FRONT Fellow at Cleveland Public Library Ron'Dale Simpson (@jakkz89), who told us that the events will start in the summer of 2022, and continue into the fall.
While writing this blog post, we learned that Ron'Dale Simpson is also the founder and artistic director of Blakk Jakk Dance Collective, which was founded in 2020 "...to allow dancers of color opportunities to improve their skills, perform and build a network of emerging and professional dancers."
If you want to get a taste of what is coming in 2022 you have the opportunity NOW!! The FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools exhibition is open at Transformer Station through January 2, 2022 -- don't miss out! Learn more at TransformerStation.org and by reading our blog post about Stuart attending the public opening party for Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools on Friday, October 8, 2021:
- Blog Date: October 14, 2021 - FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools
.@FrontTriennial is in the house at @GLScienceCtr for @Cleveland_PL’s #CLEMakerFaire.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
I talk to @jakkz89 about #FRONTART2022. He is doing his fellowship with @FrontTriennial. https://t.co/KyyjxgmB0z
I enjoy @FrontTriennial #art https://t.co/ZcPIUhxGB2https://t.co/s8OVxMPwqG pic.twitter.com/ezYiDnEYQa
Yes!— Fred Bidwell (@fredbidwell) November 21, 2021
Here are tweets about the preview, which is open through January 2, 2022:
Blog Post: "FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools"https://t.co/4556hUxaSC— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 15, 2021
This blog post shares what I saw at the #FrontArt2022 preview party at @TransformerStat.
Thanks to @FrontTriennial sponsors for making this possible!!! https://t.co/LAeWm96V5u pic.twitter.com/6e4C5p29ek
I am glad I saw @OhioCityTweets’ tweet announcement for @FrontTriennial’s #FrontArt2022 Preview Exhibition Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools.https://t.co/KyyjxgmB0z— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 8, 2021
Reserve your FREE entry ticket to visit this exhibition through 1/2/22 at @TransformerStat https://t.co/EXMkkGOMuO https://t.co/PV929hvqwZ pic.twitter.com/fT48OBJvda
Great evening at @TransformerStat for preview!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 9, 2021
Thank you, @FrontTriennial!
In addition to the artwork, the best part was talking to a couple of people I have not seen in person for a long time & an artist who I talked to at @MidTownCleInc Murals week. https://t.co/FMwhihcHEi pic.twitter.com/1CaKovip5f
Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater -- Journey to Space
Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop … Mars!
Journey to Space
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Journey to Space (also known as Journey to Space 3D) is a 2015 American 3D documentary Adventure film directed by Mark Krenzien. It was presented in collaboration with Boeing and Toyota. It depicts an unveiling of a new era of unprecedented deep space exploration in dramatic giant screen film format. The documentary is narrated (voice) by Patrick Stewart.
The documentary film features some reused and remastered in-space footage from previous IMAX films Destiny in Space, The Dream is Alive, Space Station 3D and Mission to Mir. In addition, unused archival IMAX high definition shots were used, including the astrovan approaching Space Shuttle Endeavour for STS-69 in September 1995, the launch of Challenger and Columbia on STS-8 and STS-40 in August 1984 and June 1991 respectively, landing of STS-51A, and high speed footage of the launch of STS-135 in July 2011. Remastered spectator footage of Endeavour's transport through the streets of Los Angeles is seen in 2012.
Other scenes featured computer renderings of a future SLS mission to a Ion-powered interplanetary space station and a Mars lander with an inflatable heatshield.
We took a break from talking to the people at the Saturday night Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021 to watch the fascinating 2015 film Journey to Space (@jts3dfilm) in the "newly remodeled Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. . . . under a giant domed screen that soars six stories high . . ."
I learned some new things about the current @NASA program in the “@ClevelandClinic DOME Theater” during the the @Cleveland_PL’s #CLEMakerFaire.https://t.co/MUW036qF7B— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
Thank you, @Cleveland_PL, for opening the @GLScienceCtr #museum tonight for a FREE visit during @CLEMakerFaire! pic.twitter.com/j7HuNDeguM
As a technical expert on EVA (extravehicular activity) Lindsay Aitchison is at the forefront of assessing readiness for space exploration missions. Catch her in Journey to Space 3D now playing at California Science Center#journeytospace #imax #3dfilm #spaceshuttle #mars #nasa pic.twitter.com/YXccKs8BFP— Journey To Space (@jts3dfilm) October 21, 2021
#JourneyToSpace comes to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray June 7! Pre-order here: https://t.co/rJB71uo8T3 pic.twitter.com/zj5f05mSXr— Journey To Space (@jts3dfilm) June 2, 2016
Internet Controlled Christmas Light Display
See more Tom Hammond Christmas lights videos on: Youtube.com/User/TomInOhio2
Using low-cost hardware and free software, you can build an interactive light show that can be viewed and controlled by anyone in the world! You can use existing traditional Christmas lights, store-bought digital lights, or generic lights used by enthusiasts all over the world.
Not only can you see and control my lights this holiday season, but this website provides complete instructions on how to build your own holiday display.
Control Tom's Christmas lights
When we went up a level at the Great Lakes Science Center, Stuart saw a familiar and very impressive display about how to create your own Internet-controlled Christmas light display. Stuart had talked to Tom Hammond the week before, on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Akron-Summit County Public Library's Akron Makes 2021. Please read Stuart's blog post from the Akron maker event to learn more about the creative people he talked to at the Akron-Summit County Public Library:
- Blog Date: November 22, 2021 - Akron Makes 2021 -- Fun Time Learning From Creatives!
In addition to the tweets from the Cleveland Maker Faire, we also included here the tweets from the Akron Makes 2021, since they contain links to useful information if you are interested in making your own lighting display. Please share our following tweets by retweeting, so more people can learn about the great resources Tom Hammond shared with us.
Last Saturday I saw Tom Hammond incredible #Internet controlled #Christmas lights at @AkronLibrary’s “#Akron Makes!”— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
Great to see him again at @GLScienceCtr for @Cleveland_PL’s #CLEMakerFaire.
See https://t.co/ocupRCWmo9 for how to do light display! https://t.co/ZMtVFr5esO pic.twitter.com/P5RfhH6BjD
Tweets about Internet-controlled Christmas lights from Akron Makes 2021:
#Internet controlled #Christmas lightshttps://t.co/Ttx5OHHF4u— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 13, 2021
“Using low-cost hardware & free #software, you can build an interactive light show that can be viewed and controlled by anyone in the world!”
At @AkronLibrary’s “#Akron Makes!” pic.twitter.com/wfH9rpHrca
See “P5 LED Panel With #RaspberryPi By Tom Hammond in #CircuitsLEDs” on @instructables website https://t.co/xJY7RaEtYB#Internet controlled #Christmas lights https://t.co/Ttx5OHHF4u— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 13, 2021
At @AkronLibrary’s “#Akron Makes!” pic.twitter.com/vLvJbv4yMT
#3Dprinting demo at @GLScienceCtr for @Cleveland_PL’s #CLEMakerFaire. pic.twitter.com/bhjlvzI3Yk— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
MakerGear: 3-D Printers
Watch the following video about how Makergear 3-D printers are made in Northeast Ohio, USA!
Watch the following video about Makergear and some makerspaces open to the public in Northeast Ohio.
The MakerGear Story
A BID FOR BETTER AT THE DAWN OF 3D PRINTING
He was a software guy, not a machinist. Not yet, anyway.
But one afternoon at auction, he got into a spirited bidding war on a machine. $250 later he had his very own vintage micro-lathe. It was exactly what he needed to enable him to begin making a real difference in the dawning desktop 3D printer movement.
It was 2009 and Rick Pollack owned one of the first commercially available desktop 3D printers. The machines were built with laser-cut plywood and, though they were a lot of fun to build, did not work very well. . . .
COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS & COMMUNITY
Today, MakerGear printers can be found in all 50 states and over 75 countries. Rick Pollack’s commitment to the community in which it all started has kept MakerGear’s headquarters, production and tech support in Beachwood, Ohio. Many of the components used in MakerGear 3D printers are manufactured within a 30-minute drive of Cleveland, and, with its extensive investment in local manufacturing, MakerGear has brought tens of millions of dollars into Ohio.
While much has changed since Pollack’s initial investment in a vintage lathe in 2009, MakerGear continues to embody his vision as a company that never lets anything stand in its way of creating machines that set the precedent for precision and durability. A company built on thoughtfully responding to the changing needs of its customers, MakerGear continues to push the boundaries of innovation and craft rock-solid machines. Amidst the numerous advances and seismic shifts that have occurred in desktop 3D printing, MakerGear printers remain as ready-to-run and built-to-last as ever.
We have known about MakerGear for years, and talked with their founder, Rick Pollack, at tech events such as IngenuityFest and NEO Entrepreneur Expo. It was interesting to see something new at the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021 -- a 3-D-printed 3-D printer:
MakerGear Micro 3D Printer Kit
"This 3D printed 3D printer is designed to be a fun and easy-to-build open source project for anyone and everyone! With so many of our customers being in education, we set out to create the perfect tool for STEM education that not only encourages students to use their school's 3D printers but also helps them better understand the mechanics and technology behind them."
forked from Garr-R/MakerGear_Micro
Go to @MakerGear website for MAKERGEAR MICRO 3D PRINTER KIT https://t.co/me6vGoks9i— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
3D printed #3Dprinter!!
“Don't just make your own 3D printer; make that 3D printer your OWN”
At @GLScienceCtr for @Cleveland_PL’s #CLEMakerFaire. pic.twitter.com/bzK0Nt3vV0
Looking for a fun 3D printing project?!..— MakerGear (@makergear) November 8, 2021
How about 3D printing ANOTHER 3D printer!
Download the files FREE here:https://t.co/zMsjMXpEyC
Or get a kit with no soldering or crimping required AND pre-installed firmware on your board & screen.https://t.co/aWbRPZLBJ5 pic.twitter.com/ypqvarOFpX
The MICRO was designed to be a project accessible to students and makers of almost any age!— MakerGear (@makergear) November 8, 2021
For more experienced users not afraid of handling their own wiring, our github provides everything you need to get started FREE while our new kits provide a more plug & play option.
After @Cleveland_PL #CLEMakerFaire at @GLScienceCtr, I learn about #MakerSpace locations in NE #Ohio in @MakerGear video: https://t.co/jbugZOoDhAhttps://t.co/XNnpwfLRfl@LorainCCC @CampanaCenter Fab Lab https://t.co/mK1tzoSktu@TriCedu Ideation Station https://t.co/xFWvFyaEf8 https://t.co/yHTw0f4I6G pic.twitter.com/DHq9Ath7AU— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 23, 2021
Cleveland Public Library Makerspace -- TechCentral!
. . .
Manager: Suzi Perez
. . . TechCentral is an innovative technology and learning center providing services to Main Library and all 27 branch locations. . . .
. . . Access one of nearly 90 computers in the TechCentral Computer Area . . . equipped with Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, WinWay Resume Creator, and Rapid Typing Tutor. Adaptive Technology Stations equipped with Jaws, ZoomText, and Sorenson Video Relay service are also available.
. . . The TechCentral MakerSpace is a cutting-edge space equipped with industry-standard technology and fabrication, equipment, and software, allowing you to turn your ideas into reality. 3D Printing and Scanning, Vinyl and Laser Fabrication, as well as Music, Audio, and Video production are all available in the MakerSpace. . . .
Learn how to create something new by attending one of our MakerLab series programs available at Main Library and throughout our branches. From learning how to 3D print or creating your own unique font, to making duct tape wallets or digital abstract art, MakerLabs are a great way to be creative and ‘make’ something new.
We knew to look for Cleveland Public Library TechCentral Manager Suzi Perez (@wx_rocknchic), since she and her TechCentral team are always out at Cleveland tech events sharing the library's. makerspace. We last talked to her on Saturday, September 25, 2021, when the TechCentral team was present at Ingenuity at the Lake! (@IngenuityCLE - #IngenuityFest)
- Blog Date: September 30, 2021 - moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park
Stuart talked to Suzi Perez, and learned from her the status of all the cool tech available with your library card at TechCentral. Currently, all projects must be done within the library's COVID-19 safety protocols.
Stuart was fortunate to attend both the TechCentral grand opening and the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG) “field trip” to TechCentral in 2014:
Blog Date: January 16, 2014 - Cleveland's TechCentral MakerSpace Grand Opening
Blog Date: February 13, 2014 - GCPCUG Field Trip: TechCentral MakerSpace
Good talking to @TechCentral_CPL manager Suzi Perez— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
She tells me about all the is happening at @Cleveland_PL’s @TechCentral_CPL. https://t.co/xf7nxkfF7s
A lot of interest in @TechCentral_CPL tonight at @GLScienceCtr for #CLEMakerFaire. @CLEMakerFaire pic.twitter.com/CopDCxGLIt
Always a pleasure! We appreciate your support and sharing of all the resources we have.— Suzi Perez (@wx_rocknchic) November 21, 2021
Above And Beyond
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Explore the future of aerospace technology and air travel in Above and Beyond!
Included with General Admission
Get ready to explore the future of aerospace technology and air travel in Above and Beyond, presented by Parker Aerospace!
Above and Beyond features 5,000 square feet of unprecedented interactive demonstrations of the advances in aviation and aerospace from the first powered flights to the newest innovations.
Within the exhibition, guests will be able to step into a simulated space elevator that takes them to the edge of the universe, design and test a supersonic jet to face off in a virtual high speed flying competition, experience a flight simulation with motion-sensing technology to get a sense of what it’s like to fly like a bird, and discover concepts for future aircraft.
Above and Beyond runs through Sunday, January 2. Above and Beyond is included with general admission to the Science Center.
Above and Beyond is presented by Boeing and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
ONE OF THE MOST INTERACTIVE AND INSPIRING EXHIBITIONS EXPLORING FLIGHT EVER TO TOUR.
Looking back at the history of flight, one thing is clear: the sky was never the limit. From the moment humankind got off the ground, the race was on to go beyond. Faster . . . farther . . . higher . . . smarter! Today, these goals and new visions propel aerospace innovators onward and upward.
What if we could . . .
- Get airborne wherever and whenever we wanted?
- Fly faster than the speed of sound without making a lot of noise and burning a lot of fuel to make supersonic flight the norm?
- Design ultra-green flying machines to carry more people more places and treat the planet better?
- Invent super smart flying robots to assist us in our daily lives, as delivery-bots, eco-bots, and more?
- Build a new generation of reusable space vehicles to make trips to Earth orbit as common as air travel?
It was getting near the end of the evening, so we didn't have a lot of time to see this exhibit. It is an exploration of flight, from birds, to planes, to space travel.
Closing time, so only able to see a little of @GLScienceCtr “Above And Beyond!” presented by @Boeing.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) November 21, 2021
VERY impressive #NASA display.
Thank you, @Cleveland_PL, for tonight’s FREE night at @GLScienceCtr for @CLEMakerFaire!
Excellent time!! #CLEMakerFaire pic.twitter.com/glouReGzXw
Design your own jet and then see if your design has the juice to get through our test course! @Boeing pic.twitter.com/FTGQ6bl32c— Above and Beyond (@aboveexhibition) October 1, 2015
How do you create an exhibition about something that hasn't happened yet? http://t.co/zmEMoyfbIw pic.twitter.com/iDRZ7nVXuy— Above and Beyond (@aboveexhibition) August 15, 2015
Going (way) up! #DidYouKnow you can take an elevator to space in Above and Beyond?! Reserve your tix now. This exhibit is presented by @ParkerAerospace. https://t.co/pV3gZVUAdn pic.twitter.com/26HYc90zuG— Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) October 13, 2021
#DidYouKnow? Mars has the largest volcano and canyon in our solar system! Learn about the red planet and what it would take to live there, or on dwarf planets, exoplanets, and moons in Above and Beyond, presented by @ParkerAerospace. https://t.co/pV3gZVUAdn pic.twitter.com/GGrO0LXy11— Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) October 22, 2021
It's time to stretch your wings and soar!— Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) November 2, 2021
Learn about the forces of flight in Above and Beyond! Reserve your tix now. This exhibit is presented by @ParkerAerospace. https://t.co/uUeZaY91pH pic.twitter.com/lcEUtCJrcs
Dreaming of a trip to Mars? You're in for a long-haul flight! Learn about the total flight duration, the psychological impact the flight may have and more in Above and Beyond, presented by @ParkerAerospace. https://t.co/pV3gZVUAdn pic.twitter.com/JVoIGyGtBI— Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr) November 15, 2021
Needless to say, I had fun at the @Cleveland_PL @makerfaire at the @GLScienceCtr. #CLE pic.twitter.com/ZgxszijqKs— Corey Gerad Brooks (@CoreyGBrooks) November 21, 2021
Thank You, Cleveland Public Library!!!
We appreciate that the Cleveland Public Library plans interesting tech and NASA-related events. We have attended several of them! The library is "The People's University" in Cleveland.
Related Blog Posts
We always like to end our blog posts with a list of related blog posts, but we have written so many blog posts about "Maker" events and locations in our community, that it is best that you just see them all by pulling them up by their tag. Here are topic links that you may be interested in that relate to this blog post:
Maker or Hackerspace - For information about MakerSpaces/Hackerspaces, Maker Faires, and Hackathons.
Library - Events at Northeast Ohio libraries, including everything from FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, to Superman, to NASA, to, of course, maker events.
Science Center - NASA Tweetup, IngenuityFest, Cleveland Foundation 100th birthday celebration, Science After Dark, North Coast Harbor Ice Fest, solar eclipse, and, of course, maker events.
NASA - Tweetup, LaunchHouse Accelerator Expo, CWRU think[box] Thinkapalooza!, EarthFest, NASA Glenn Research Center 75th Anniversary Open House, Hidden Figures, NASA Hackathon! Space Apps Challenge, The 30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn Graphics & Visualization Lab (GVIS).
Science - Think & Drink, March For Science, Reel Science, Behind-The-Scenes Night, Bald Eagle Fest, and more!
Thank you for reading my blog post. You can learn about my travel journeys with my wife and co-blogger, Julie, and the venues we explore in Cleveland and Akron at: sosAssociates.com/Blog