EEC believes that engineering expertise and passion should be shared and passed on to others. That’s why EEC sponsored this year’s NoCo Mini Maker Faire, held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland on October 10–11.
If you’ve not familiar with the Maker movement, it’s a growing movement that celebrates “innovators, thinkers and tinkerers” in a convergence of hands-on technology and traditional artisanship. Colorado’s dedication to thriving entrepreneurial, arts, technology and manufacturing sectors lead to Governor Hickenlooper declaration of October 10 as the first annual Colorado Maker Day.
The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is “One of the Greatest Show-and-Tells on Earth.” It is family-friendly showcases of DIY technology projects that highlight innovation, creativity and resourcefulness. As an in-kind sponsor, we worked with our long-time partner, the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC)—a non-profit economic development organization that promotes job growth in clean energy—to provide a solution to one of the Faire’s central challenges: how to provide clean power to outside maker-presenters and to distribute that energy internally?
EEC brought its best engineers to determine the project needs, create a comprehensive plan, and then bring in other CCEC partners to make it a reality for the even. The result was a spectacular success, and EEC couldn’t be more excited to help Colorado’s best innovators and thinkers—and maybe a few future engineers—showcase their projects and provide opportunities for interactive learning.
At EEC, we believe that the values the Makers movement embodies—innovation, creativity and resourcefulness—are also at the core of what we bring to every engineering project, and we encourage everyone, both young and old, to celebrate innovation in technology.
We hope you were there, but if you weren’t, make sure you’re there next year to see what the future of engineering looks like!