‘Meet Your Makers’ set for March 2

An opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors to meet and learn about technology innovations in Columbus will take place next month.

An open house called “Meet Your Makers” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 2 at various locations around Columbus.

After the open houses are completed, there will be a Maker Meetup at the Garage Pub and Grill, 308 Fourth St.,  from 4 until 6 p.m. March 2. Guests must be 21 or older.

“Meet Your Makers” is an outgrowth of a joint community partnership program announced last October that involves Columbus and Bloomington, as well as “Elevate Ventures,” a venture development organization in Indianapolis.

Since the “Meet Your Makers” open house is for all ages, the event will provide a number of opportunities to interact with high tech, such as tearing apart a computer, playing with a robot, testing welding skills and printing a map of Columbus with a laser.

Registration is available through the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce website at columbusareachamber.com. Those who register will receive a map of 10 different Bartholomew County locations where “Maker” event-related activities are taking place.

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