Just Three Years in, Maker Week Looks to Craft Innovation for Years to Come

In just three short years, Lansing’s Maker Week has become something unique and extraordinarily educational for the entire community. The idea behind Maker Week is to inspire individuals to get involved with aspects of creationism in the form of 3D design and crafts, in addition to DIY projects. Lansing has a rich history of being a pinnacle for manufacturing and innovation, so the weeklong event is a welcomed extension of the pride the capital city has for its unique ability to accommodate innovations in multiple industries.

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All maker week events are free, which makes the accessibility of the week’s festivities obtainable for everyone. The purpose of the week is not to generate profit or to advertise positions in different industries, it’s simply to spark the creative spirit in all of us.

Have you ever been curious about how certain things are 2made? How new technologies like 3D printing is paving the way for design? Maybe you’ve always been interested in learning more about the technology behind the robots trolling distant planets. The diversity of topics is overwhelming but it’s a good thing because it opens the doors for people of all ages to not only learn more, but connect with the professionals that work behind the scenes to turn dreams into realities and are willing to embark towards the unknown. Without events like those found at makers week here to promote youth and community to work towards development of emerging industries could leave the potential of many minds untapped. With strong support from many area businesses, many of whom hosted demonstrations and exhibitions at their locations, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership has crafted something special that places them as a prospect for being a key component in culminating growth within diverse industries for future generation.

Lansing Makers Week concludes this Sunday, however most of the events are scheduled throughout the weekend so get out there and learn how you can be the next to pave the way for advancements in tech, art, design and so much more. For a full schedule of events and information about how you can get involved in the years to come, visit http://lansingmakerweek.com.

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Adam Lansdell

Adam Lansdell

Adam Lansdell is a Grand Valley State University alumnus, and currently a Communications Specialist with M3 Group of Lansing. With a passion for all things creative it comes as no surprise that he’s also a musician, movie buff and graphic designer. Adam spends his down time biking, and spending too much of his personal income on concert tickets or vinyl records.

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