Meet the Makers: Electric Giraffe with Lindsay Lawler

Electric Giraffe with maker, Lindsay Lawler, at the White House Maker Faire. Come talk to Rave ‘Raffe and Lindsay at the Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire on October 4th, 2014!

Electric Giraffe, aka Rave ‘Raffe, and his Maker friend Lindsay Lawler will be attending the Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire! Come meet AND TALK to Electric Giraffe. Yes, you read that right… give the 17 foot tall ‘Raffe a nice pat in one of the sensor “petting zones” and he will talk and interact with you!

Want to learn more about the technical aspects of the Electric Giraffe? You can check out his website for plenty of in-progress images and technical descriptions, and come equipped with questions to ask Lindsay at the Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire on October 4th!

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“Maker Faire is interactive and educational in all kinds of ways. Maker Faire is not a passive sit-down experience; it’s a hands-on experience that you grab hold of. From simple conversations and detailed explanations to amazing do-it-yourself demonstrations, Maker Faire is all about participation and sharing. Many Makers develop exhibits with hands-on activities. Others bring unusual objects that we don’t see everyday.

Maker Faire rewards curiosity. We get to learn how things work, and why. We get to try new things and understand that we can expand our own capabilities. We consider the process of making as important as the perfect, finished product. Sharing the process with others creates new opportunities for learning.”  Courtesy of Maker Media, Inc.

We know that Southern California has some extraordinary makers. If you, or someone you know, has made or in the process of making, any of the cool things below, please sign up to amaze, amuse and surprise us! This includes individuals (like you), companies, clubs and/or organizations:

  • Comic arts / anime
  • Steampunk / diesel punk
  • Kit planes / Kit cars
  • LEGO Users Groups
  • Robotics / Drones
  • Fabric Arts / Leathercraft
  • Costumes / Cosplay
  • Prop Making / Sets
  • 3D Printing & Scanning
  • Welded projects / Fabrication
  • Industrial Arts
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Composting, recycling
  • Gardening / Aquaponics
  • Model Making / Scratchbuilding
  • Musical instrument making
  • Programming / Coding
  • DIY Science & Experiments
  • Bicycle groups / Custom bikes
  • Art cars, Tiny homes / RVs
  • Race cars, off road cars
  • Young Makers groups
  • Sewing & textiles
  • Woodworking
  • Prepping / Survival Skills
  • Paper airplane making
  • Science workshops
  • School Engineering clubs
  • and ?????
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2014 Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire is coming!

Riverside California, 2014…Vocademy – The Makerspace  is proud to be hosting the 1st Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 4th  at 1635 Spruce Street (near the corner of Chicago Avenue) in the City of Riverside. Maker Faire is an all day,  family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. A perfect family event with interactive activities for all ages and the first of it’s kind in the Inland Empire!


Makers range from tech enthusiasts,  to students to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers and many more. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Makers will demonstrate and exhibit their creative work in science, technology, invention and the arts.

We are working to bring together upwards of a hundred exhibitors and are looking for your suggestions. Visitors can expect to see 3-D printers, CNC technology, robotics; quad copters with cameras; toy and electronic musical instrument hacking; science demos; liquid nitrogen smashing of fruits; engineering clubs, steampunk creations, , and many more! Our exhibitors will focus on creative applications of technology, the arts and sciences.

WE NEED YOU!  Mini Maker Faires are only possible with dedicated volunteers, exhibitors and sponsors! We welcome you as an individual, a local organization, a club, your company, your school, and local governments. Please use the buttons on the right and sign up, and help us spread the word!

Please sign up for our newsletter by clicking the IEMMF NEWS! button. We will also post regular updates here, on Twitter ( @IEMakerFaire ), and please like/share our Facebook Page at:

IEMMF Host Organization:
Vocademy – The Makerspace is “the place to learn and make anything!”. It is open 7 days a week, from 11am to 11pm and tours are free. Located at 1635 Spruce Street, in Riverside. There is ample parking and is conveniently located less than a mile from UCR and Downtown Riverside.
Contact Vocademy at 951.266-6630 or for more information and/or free tours or classes.