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Milwaukee's First Maker Faire

Maker Faire Milwaukee

As long as there have been basement workshops, there have been people that have taken things apart to see how they work. 

And people who have taken parts of various kinds, and turned them into projects. Useful things, fun things, and sometimes just things that go beep.

But computer technology is enabling a new sort of industrial revolution, and getting a new generation of people interested in building things.

An event this weekend at the State Fair Park celebrates the so-called "Maker" culture. The Maker Faire will bring together hundreds of people with diverse skills, connected by a love for creating.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich chats with Lance Lamont, lead organizer for the Maker Faire; Kelley Yunk, with Brady Corporation; and Kathy Cannistra, with the Betty Brinn Children's Museum .