Become a part of the Stark Mini Maker Faire by filling out our Maker Signup Form or contact Marianna DiGiacomo at mdigiacomo@starklibrary.org. Deadline for submissions is April 20, 2019.

2019 Exhibits

Check out all the exciting things to discover at this year’s Maker Faire. Thanks to all our exhibitors for showcasing their work!

Quilting 101Cassie and Dee’s Weekend Projects
Paracording projectsRich Walters
Scrollsaw fretwork/puzzlesWood Wonders
Children’s ActivitiesAkron Children’s Museum
How to Install a ToiletBusy Beaver
Drawing of Book MarkersCat’s Paw
Hands-On ProjectBoy Scouts of America – St. Joe’s Chapter
Trompe l’oeil Mini MuralsDorothy Chandler
Fiber Arts ProjectAlpacas – Weaving & Fiber Arts
Tech GadgetsCHAMP
3D PrintingDept 100 
Staging Homes for SaleCharlynn Bridges
Pillow Case MakingNorth High Ladies
Slot cars and their tracksOhio Racing
Building Walls in Your HomeHabitat for Humanity
Wood carvingStark County Wood Carvers
Home remodelingThe Stockpile
Bee keepingStark County Bee Keepers
Embroidery demonstrationEmbroidery Guild of America-Stark Chapter
Make-and-take art projectArts in Stark
Recycling informationStark-Wayne-Tusc. Recycling District
Baked GoodsSabrina’s Specialty Sweets
GardeningOSU Master Gardeners
Makers Studio EquipmentStark Library
Tech Try It Out GadgetsStark Library
Green Screen Space PhotosStark Library
Giant Chess SetJim Rondinella
Picture PaintingGary Rife
Crocheted clothesHeavenly Stitches
Wreath Outdoor/IndoorWreath Making
Crocheted clothesCrocheting with Giovanna
Knitting Children’s ClothingNorth High Ladies
3-D PrintingMassillon Public Library
Electric BikesPeter Smakula
Lampwork and Jewelry TechniquesEdy Seaman
Lampwork (Glass) Bead MakingPaula Mastroianni
MeditationSuni Moon
Pour PaintingEdy Seaman
Meditation TechniquesSuni Moon
Paper Bead MakingDeborah French


2018 Exhibitors

  • Stark Library Technology Petting Zoo
  • One Byte at a Tyme
  • Society for Creative Anachronism
  • Renewable Energy Perspectives with Green Energy Ohio
  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • Katy’s Kreations
  • Weekend Projects: Receiving Blankets with Cassie Rondinella
  • Wilmot Wilderness Center
  • Akron Library Tech Zone
  • American Cancer Society/Relay for Life – Paracord Bracelets
  • Crafts and Beads with D’Juana Philpott
  • Cat’s Paw Drawing
  • Wood Carving with Chuck Keehn
  • What Can You Do with Alpaca Fleece? with Kathy Williams
  • Mesh Wreaths
  • Stark Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District – Crafts from Recycled materials
  • Spinning with Rochelle Kramer
  • McKinley High School Pep Band
  • Master Quilter Dottie Boyce
  • Origami with Nicole Wong
  • Boy Scouts – Pack from St. Joseph – Pinewood Derby
  • S.T.E.A.M.M. Academy from Hartford Middle School – Canton City School District
  • and many more!

2017 Exhibitors

Get inspired by this list of exhibitors from the 2017 Stark Mini Maker Faire. Check out all the cool things to see, learn, and do!

Canton Hacker and Maker Place

CHAMP’s exhibit is based on the Arduino micro controller. Attendees will have hands on experience programming the Arduino to make a servo motor move and LED lights blink. CHAMP will also display several Arduino powered items including: 3d printer, a robot hand that moves, a robot that draws on eggs, a drone, and more! http://hackcanton.com/

Renewable Energy Perspectives

Green Energy Ohio volunteers will demonstrate and explain renewable energy options using a trailer with 8 solar panels, an electric vehicle, and a table top fuel cell demo. Located in the parking lot.

Colors and Chords

A light show display presented by Net Think Tank. The experience will include activities involving full color stage lights, LED rainbow cubes, and virtual reality.

Department 100

Department 100 will demonstrate 3D printing and how to get started creating 3D objects.


Learn about Gardening and growing through a series of mini workshops. http://starkfresh.org/

Mini Workshops

3pm-3:45pmIndoor kitchen scrap gardens
4pm- 4:45pmDIY “Good Bug” Hotel: To attract beneficial insects to your yard
5pm- 5:45pmKitchen Food Hacks: Things you can do to make food preparation and cooking much easier!
6pm- 6:45pmIndoor Worm farming: Create Compost from food scraps!
7pm-7:45pmBird Feeder from recycled materials

Slot Cars

Demonstration with Chris Rondinella.

Electric Pete’s E-bikes

Pete Smakula from Electric Pete’s E-bikes in Akron will display E-bikes.

Wheel demonstrations on a pottery wheel

Hand building demo with Teresa Marinakis  2-4 pm
Professional Ceramicist and Canton Ceramics Artist Guild President, Frank Susi 4-6 pm
Presented by the Canton Museum of Art

Glazed Ceramics with Donna Seebach

Handmade acrylic glazed ceramics including holiday and seasonal creations.

Sweet Events by Sugar Rush

Layer cake decorating demonstration and hands-on cupcake decorating.

OSU Extension/4H

Sewing demonstration and hands-on activities. Presented by Louise Harding.
DIY: How to make hand and foot scrub.

Spinning with Rochelle Kramer

Learn about spinning your own yarn and textiles.

Mayfield Manor Assisted Living

Art exhibit and hands-on art activity.

Wilmot Wilderness Center

Hands-on bird feeder activity.

What Can You Do with Alpaca Fleece

Kathy Williams will demonstrate how to create with alpaca fleece.

Wood Carving by Chuck

Demo and display of wood carvings by Chuck Keehn.

Wood Carving Angels

Demo and display of wood carved angels by Tim Barr.

Weekend Projects: Wreaths

Cassie Rondinella

McKinley High School Pep Band

Performance by the band from 4:30-5:00 in Teen department

Canton City School District STEAMM Academy

  • 1,2,3 Code: Students from 7th grade STEAMM Academy @ Hartford Middle School will teach computer programming essentials using programs called Code Combat, Lightbot, and MIT App Inventor. Attendees will complete a hands on activity appropriate to for their age, and walk away with a new found addiction to computer programming!
  • Fun With Laser Engravers: See all the cool things we can make with a laser engraver! Operated by our 8th grade students, we will show you what can be done with this piece of equipment. Feeling adventurous? Let us laser engrave something for you while you watch!
  • Computer Science @ STEAMM: 7th grade students from STEAMM Academy @ Hartford Middle school will showcase work that they’ve completed this semester in our computer science class. Students will showcase apps created using MIT App Inventor, webpages built in Wix, and coding accomplishments within Code Combat.
  • Project Oasis:  Students have worked on a community service learning project called Project Oasis, that deals with the issues regarding Canton City area food desert. Students have researched, built, and brainstormed solutions to this problem that they will showcase for the public to raise awareness.

Stark County District Library – Technology Petting Zoo

Check out hot new tech innovations at the SCDL Technology petting zoo!

Children’s Activities

  • WeJoySing (Hands-on, interactive musical activities for children. Play instruments, sing, dance, and have fun! http://www.wejoysing.com/)
  • Norio Kids
  • Make a Kite
  • Fun with Makey Makey
  • Teens CREATE (Music and Snap Circuits)

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