Maker Faire Stimulates Creativity, Invention

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

September 14, 2013 Updated Sep 14, 2013 at 7:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Creativity was in abundance at Headwaters Park for the Third Annual Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire.

The Maker Faire is a family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by the cool projects made by people in their basements and garages.

While there, you can catch a glimpse of remote controlled cars, hand built jet engines, and even robotics.

Organizers say the faire is to connect the makers with the general public.

“This event is free to our makers and it's all about sharing their creativity with us and with each other and connecting new people and creating, forming new relationships, and hopefully new creative energy amongst the makers. It's also to encourage the public to hey, try something new! Maybe try picking up a hammer or saw and try making something themselves,” said Jane Applegate, Makers Faire Producer.

The faire will continue Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Headwaters Park, downtown.

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