Living Web Farms’ mission is to provide a local and global resource for organic and sustainable agriculture education and living models that people can learn how to implement in communities around the world. They host a variety of different meetups and workshops, such as repair cafes, small engine repair, tortilla making, and presentations on various agricultural methods.

Have you ever wondered what happens to plastic when you throw it in those blue recycling bins? Living Web Farms will be demoing their plastic recycling system, taking discarded plastic waste, grinding it into pellets, and finally hot-molding it into new products!

They say not to reinvent the wheel, but what about the clock? Linear Clocks are the brainchild of Lindsay Morris, a local retired software developer. They are a calm and elegant way to look at time: a beautiful wooden pointer moves across a fine hardwood bar to indicate the passage of time.

The computer-driven pointer opens up hundreds of ideas for new clocks, from a standard wall-mounted timepiece, to custom applications like a therapy office session time tracker!

We are so excited to welcome Alli Makes all the way from Pennsylvania! Alli Makes is a young maker who loves to create things with electronics. She will be exhibiting some of her projects such as “Flower Power”,  a musical plush toy that uses touch, audio, and light to create an interactive and fun experience.

You can find more of her projects, as well as videos where she explains how her projects are made, on her YouTube channel: Alli Makes

Here is a really cool new project she made, battle bots!

Zentar, Predictor of the Future is the brainchild of Zen Sutherland, a local mixed media artist. Zentar features a glowing electronic man mounted on top of a fantastic wooden box designed by local artist Maryanne Pappano. Filled with lights and vocal predictions, he will play Magic 8 Ball, Make random predictions, and even recite an original Haiku at the press of his big red button.

Zen will be bringing some of his other creations as well, such as the “Tickle Brain” and a “Haiku Raygun” which can generate up to 16 million Haiku compositions!

Echoview Fiber Mill is a spinning mill, knitting operation, and design house based in Weaverville, NC. They produce high quality yarns and beautifully designed home goods. It all starts with farming luxe fiber from animals such as sheep, alpacas, mohair goats, and even angora rabbits. they then process the sheared fiber and spin it into yarn. Finally, they knit and weave the yarn to make exceptional products.

Echoview Fiber Mill will be demonstrating how they make and weave yarn at the Asheville Maker Faire. If you take a look at their website you can even get a sneak peek of a surprise furry guest!

The ArtCrawler is a recycled United States military vehicle that serves as a platform for audio-video recording, 3D printing, CNC cutting, and sculpture fabrication and welding, as well as being a mobile power station.

They believe that limited access to technological design tools, hardware, software, and development facilities, is a major issue facing lower and middle income students. The ArtCrawler Project aims to engage students by not only bringing these tools to different communities, but by also providing workshops and classes that show how these tools can be used.