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Made in Dearborn: Locals Represent at Maker Faire This Weekend

Artists, tinkerers, inventors–and local to Dearborn. The Maker Faire takes place Saturday and Sunday at The Henry Ford.

Ever wonder what cool and unique things are coming out of Dearborn? Stop by the , happening this Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot of .

At this year's event, representation from the Dearborn area will come in the form of art, music, and inventions.

3D Stereo Photographs

A trio of Dearborn artists–husband and wife David and Theresa Smith, plus friend Bob Niemczewski–will be showcasing their unique 3D photography at this year's Maker Faire.

This is David's third year at the annual festival of inventions, art and exploration. The trio's exhibit–3D Photography: Anaglyphs and Phantograms–winn include a variety of 3D images. Plus: learn how to create your own 3D photographs using a digital camera and a simple computer program.

. Note: A pair of 3D glasses is needed to fully experience the art.

Tech Shop Detroit

The Allen Park-based Tech Shop will be making a quick trip down Oakwood Boulevard to head to the Maker Faire, and will host an open house Saturday night in conjunction with the event.

Visitors to Tech Shop's booth will be able to join a pewter casting workshop. The class will be held once every hour, both days of Maker Faire.

The open house at TechShop Detroit's main building will take place Saturday from 7:30-10 p.m. There will be tours, demonstrations and member projects on display. The shop is located at 800 Republic in Allen Park.

OttO Vector

The metro Detroit band with Dearborn ties is also a repeat visitor to Maker Faire. And fans of OttO Vector will be happy to know that the band is returning to the event this weekend.

Combining Motown, techno, pop and rock sounds, the group will perform a DJ set on Sunday at noon.

Ticket prices at $30 for adults (13-61), $20.50 for youth (5-12), and $27 for seniors (62+) can be purchased now. Children 4 and under are free. Prices for a two-day pass are $54 for adults, $38 for youth, and $48.50 for seniors. Members of The Henry Ford receive free admission to Henry Ford Museum and can purchase Maker Faire tickets at a discounted price.

For more information, call 313-982-6001, or visit www.thehenryford.org/makerfaire.

Millie July 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Come see us in the craft section and we will teach you how to knit!! Really. You can do it!!
City of Dearborn (Editor) July 28, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Thanks for sharing, Millie!
Phil Humber41 July 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM
How come no coverage of the Telegraph cruise?
City of Dearborn (Editor) July 29, 2012 at 02:54 AM
To be honest, Phil, I didn't know it was happening until I drove down Telegraph today! We were never contacted by organizers about it, either. I would welcome any photos you or other cruisers would like to share! You can post them in our photo gallery - http://dearborn.patch.com/pics, or email them to jessica.carreras@patch.com. Thanks for your interest!

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