Heartland Maker Fest 2017

Meet the Makers: Ctrl-Z

We are excited to have Ctrl-Z back at the Fest after a few years absence! Team 4096, Ctrl-Z, is a growing FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Champaign County in Illinois. Founded in 2011 by passionate students, parent and college mentors. Students come from 9...

Meet the Makers: Evelyne’s Intentions

Evelyne’s art spans a variety of materials, methods, and subject matter, but all have the common element of intention.  Her work seeks to create beauty and inspire through color, symbolism, and style. She has found mandalas to be a strong tool for meditation and...

Meet the Makers: Caroline Campbell

We are thrilled to have one of our youngest makers to date return! Caroline embodies the spirit and heart of a true maker – using found objects, things around the house, or resources from the I.D.E.A Store.  This year she will be building structures with PVC...

Meet the Makers: Epyon5

Epyon5 is a full time artist who resides in central Illinois. Although originally an oil painter trained in the fine art of renaissance style realism, his focus has shifted to a more contemporary style of stencils and spray paint while combining elements of old world...

Meet the Makers: Dot Dot Dot T-Shirts

Eco-friendly fashion from Dot Dot Dot T-Shirts! Dot Dot Dot reuses and up-cycles thrift or donated cotton clothing (Mostly Knit) and yard goods and remakes them into Braided and/or Tie dyed Shirts, Braided or Dyed Leggings, infinity (loop) scarves WayFarer scarves,...

Meet the Makers: Origami by Xudong

Photo by Jay Schubert (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jayschubert/) We’re thrilled Xudong Guan will once again share his beautiful origami creations at the Heartland Maker Fest.   Origami is not just “Crane”. Inspired by the modern origami works seen...

Meet the Makers: Makerspace Urbana

Makerspace Urbana, a working group of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, is dedicated to enabling the blend of arts, humanities, science and technology. Our mission is to provide an open community lab where people of diverse backgrounds can learn, teach,...

Meet the Makers: Fresh Press

Fresh Press hand makes small batches of artisan sustainable agri-fiber papers made from locally sourced harvest waste from the Illinois Sustainable Student Farm. This always unique agri-fiber paper can be used for stationary, resumés, or to create your next...