Summer 2014

Exhibition: Break it! Build it at BCA Center in Burlington
Featuring the work of Vermont Makers and others
JULY 25 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Guided Tours Open to the Public:

Saturday, August 9, 12 – 1pm
Thursdays, August 14 and 21, 12-1 pm
Click here for details

Burlington City Arts Gallery
Wednesday August 20th @ 6:30pm at BCA.:

Join artist Jenn Karson and BCA curator DJ Hellerman for an open, community dialogue about Critical Making and Burlington’s place in bridging the gap between creative physical and conceptual exploration.

summer-library-programVermont Libraries and Makers:
Spark a Culture of Innovation

For Vermont Kids and Families
July + August 2014


This summer Vermont Makers with the support of the Vermont Community Foundation, The University of Vermont, The Craftsbury Public Library and many other partners is delivering 28 programs to 14 Vermont libraries all across the state of Vermont! Programs for kids of all ages will showcase hands-on STEAM-y (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) projects.

This Series is made possible by a Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations Grant. Partners on the grant include the Craftsbury Public Library, Vermont Makers, Vermont Public Library Foundation, UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, The Vermont State Department of Libraries, Champlain Maker Faire and the Vermont Library Association.

*STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts + Math. 

These programs are also available as part of our Maker-in-Residence Program. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these programs at your institution, contact us.

The Town of Morristown invites you to get creative and participate in the 1st Annual Morrisville  700 Downhill Derby

on Friday, July 4th, 2014
on Copley Avenue in Morrisville, Vermont 05661
More info

ArtDuino Maker Camp

August 4-8, Shelburne Farms

More info

Vermont Engineering Initiative

For Middle School and High School Teachers
Registration Opens Feb 12, 2014

Design Thinking
For High School and Middle School Teachers
(3 Credits) July 28 – August 1, 2014
Instructors: Chase and Karson – Votey 369

CEMS 295

This course will provide a lively introduction to iterative design and design thinking through hands-on projects. Class projects will survey physical science concepts including motion, forces, energy, sound, light, and electricity. Participants will make devices, experiencing a spectrum of design from low tech to high tech. From paper rockets to e-textiles and circuit bending, partici- pants will have the opportunity to work with colleagues on classroom ready answers to incorpo- rating engineering and design into existing curriculum, New fabrication tools will be explored, featuring Vermont FabLab’s rapid prototyping equipment. Beyond the classroom we will connect educators to local and online resources for STEAM educational approaches and the DIY Maker Movement.

If you are interested in enrolling contact UVM Continuing Education: Phone: (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085 orr fill out the contact form here. 

Summer Academy at UVM
For High School Students
More information about the Summer Academy + Registration 

Who Should Apply?

  • Busy athletes whose schedule requires flexibility
  • Highly-motivated students interested in being challenged by college-level academics
  • Students interested in attending the University of Vermont
  • Students who want to explore a field of study

Vermont FabLab Workshop: Projects
For High School Students
Summer Academy at the University of Vermont
Session I: June 30 – July 11, 2014 

Vermont FabLab Workshop at the Summer Academy is an intensive overview of the convergence of art + technology in engineering contemporary art and the DIY maker movement. Class projects will introduce design thinking, ecological thinking, handmade electronic microcontrollers, physical computing, e-textiles circuit bending and how to use Vermont FabLab’s rapid prototyping equipment.

For High School Students
Summer Academy at the University of Vermont
Session II: July 14 – July 25, 2014 

Practice key principles of engineering design using an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Open to artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments (Arduino) to explore hands-on the mechanisms and abilities of robotics experimentation and design.

More information about the Summer Academy + Registration 

High School Students should also take a look at all the fabulous programs with the Governor’s Institute of Vermont (GIV)



ACX 14: Vermont’s Architecture & Construction Expo

Friday June 6, Hilton, Burlington

1:15 – 2:45pm
Trends in Rapid Prototyping Tools & FabLabs: What Do They Mean for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries?
Presenter: Jenn Karson

3:30 – 5:00pm
Tour of the University of Vermont FabLab

More information and registration here:

Eco Logic All, a Vermont Makers Meetup

Looking at ecological issues through the arts, economies & technologies. Come together to culture curiosity into the logic of creations that impact our ecologies.

Thursday, June 19th, 7pm

Generator, in the Annex at Memorial Auditorium, 250 Main St., Burlington
More information

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