A celebration of all things handmade at Miami's first Mini Maker Faire

  • Dimitry Saïd Chamy of Coconut Grove talks about Lumaquilt -- a decorative, modular, flexible DIY paneling system made with recycled milk jugs -- to visitors at the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Miami's Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Gisela González, of Miami, knits during a break from volunteering at the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The all-day festival, at the LAB Miami and the LightBox, was a way for technologists, crafts people, inventors, and artisans to share their works, some serious, some fun, and all ambitious. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Santo Steele, 6, of Coconut Grove, creates artwork inspired by Sktchy, a creative community app, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 during the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Wynwood. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jonathan Taylor, 23, of Jupiter, readies "Swamp Thing," a robot programmed to throw flying discs, for a demonstration during the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. "Swamp Thing" is part of Children of the Swamp, which mentors more than 3,000 robotics teams globally, Taylor said. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Youngsters ride on a quirky tire swing controlled by John McNulty (aka "Jack Trash"), center, founder and co-director of Makers Square, at the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Miami's Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The all-day festival, at the LAB Miami and the LightBox, was a way for techies, crafts people, inventors, and artisans to share their works. McNulty's Makers Square is in Fort Lauderdale. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Florida International University lead student researcher Irvin Cardenas, left, gets instructions from Jong-Hoon Kim, center, director of FIU's Discovery Lab, and Nagarajan Prabakar, right, associate professor at FIU's School of Computer Science, before a Telebot demonstration at the Miami Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The all-day festival, at the LAB Miami and the LightBox in Miami's Wynwood community, was a way for techies, crafts people, inventors, and artisans to share their works. FIU's Telebot is being designed for disabled veterans and police officers to perform full-time law enforcement duties, Prabakar said. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Florida International University computer science major Shadeh Ferris-Francis, left, shows Kirill Safin, 17, of Deerfield Beach, the components for assembling a USB flashlight at the Miami Mini Maker Faire in Miami's Wynwood on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. The day-long event drew the creative and curious to the LAB Miami and the LightBox. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF