2017 Makers

Meet this year's Makers

Meet the Makers: CUDO Plays

CUDO Plays is an Illinois-local board game design competition hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization. They bring together gamers, makers, and designers to bring their game ideas to reality! For four years, they have guided teams over the course of seven...

Meet the Makers: Illinois MakerLab

The Illinois MakerLab is the world’s first Business School 3D Printing Lab.  We are very proud to have them back again at the Heartland Maker Fest. Join us to learn how to turn objects into ideas, with 3D printing. Find out how you can become a certified maker in 3D...

Meet the Makers: Teen Open Lab @ The Urbana Free Library

The Lewis Auditorium at The Urbana Free Library becomes the Teen Open Lab most Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. 3D printing, music making and recording, reading, drawing, crafting, film-making, gaming, or just hanging out–the Teen Open Lab has...

Meet the Makers: CU Community Fab Lab

The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab has truly become a staple of the DIY/Maker community in Champaign-Urbana and they are returning to the Heartland Maker Fest to show off all they have to offer. Be sure to stop, say hi, and get hands on with some of the fun...

Meet the Makers: Moldover

New to our stage this year is Matt Moldover! Moldover designs and builds his own electronic performance instruments, the instruments built into his album packaging, and many other crazy gadgets! In his words: If technology and music are your life, brace yourself-...

Meet the Makers: Royel Bijou

Royel Bijou’s Trashion Fashion is back for Heartland Maker Fest 2017! We are delighted to announce that Royel Bijou will be returning this year to share her talents for turning recycled materials into new garments. She is working to bring awareness of recycling...