Contact the Makers 2017


  Christopher Ryan Email:
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Exhibit: Remotely piloted aircraft are aircraft that do not have a pilot on board. There are many types, several of which I will be exhibiting. There may also be a demonstration if weather permit.
Bio: I have been flying Remote Controlled (RC) Aircraft for almost 3 years now. I have a passion for teaching others how to fly. I am the Vice President of the Wayne County RC Club, and the founder of the Ohio Fixed Wing Racing group.

Vicki Prunty Phone: 330-439-9379 / Website:
Acrylic Painting for Beginners Exhibit: My name is Vicki, and I’m fairly new to painting. I never thought that I was creative. Once I let go of my fears and realized it was just a matter of practice and I learned how to paint! I’ll show you how easy it is.
Bio: I have been painting for just a little over a year. I am 42 years old and work full time at the Orrville Area United Way. Currently, I attend the University of Akron for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Urban Studies – Non-Profit. Painting helps me relax and I love to share my love of painting with others.

Roche Harmon Email: / Phone: 330-417-2411 / Website:
Hiland High School Woodworking Projects Exhibit: Students will be displaying their woodworking projects they have made this school year. Some of the projects you will see include coffee tables, display tables, dressers, chess tables, gun racks, tables, and storage boxes.
Bio: Roche Harmon is currently the Industrial Technology Teacher at Hiland High School, which is part of the East Holmes Local School District, where he teaches woodworking and computer aided design. He is currently completing his 33rd year of teaching.
Address: 4400 SR 39
PO Box 275
Berlin, Ohio, 44610

  Jodie Engle Email: / Phone: 614-297-2582 / Website:
Dear Ohio Exhibit: Dear Ohio helps gather stories and information from a counties community that can be shared to others interested in visiting their community or county.
Bio: The Ohio History Connection is traveling to all 88 counties over the next few years to hear Ohioans stories and learn what they value. Dear Ohio, is an internal organizational-wide project. Our goals are to provide opportunities for staff to connect with individual community members in every county while increasing and deepening relationships across the state.
Address: 800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, 43211

  Zips Electric Racing Email: / Website:
Exhibit: We are an engineering student design team at the University of Akron (main campus). Every year, we design, build, and compete and all-electric, formula-style car. We compete against other university students from around the world each June.

  Steve Kitchen Email: / Phone: 330-465-2595
Flintknapping: part Geology, part History, and part Art. Exhibit: Demonstration of the art of flintknapping; you will see how Native Americans made stone arrowheads of flint from Ohio quarries. You will also see how the modern knapper can use these colorful pieces to create moving works of art called mobiles.
Bio: Steve has been flintknapping for 15 years. He has exhibited at many Art Fairs in Ohio and New York. He has regularly demostrated and taught flintknapping for the College of Wooster’s Archaeology Department. He is a retired banker and lives in Wooster, Ohio.

  Tandy Leather Email: / Phone: 440-843-1332
Exhibit: Stop by our Tandy Leather booth and get reacquainted with leather crafting or start a new, amazing hobby as well as make your own leather bracelet to take home!
Address: Tandy Leather
6863 Southland Dr.
Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 44130

  Jerry Troyer Phone: 330-763-4887 / Website:
Caddy-Pal Exhibit: Caddy-pal is a versatile caddy that can transport lawn chairs to your outdoor event and then flips over to be used as a handy little table for grilling, small child’s table,e.t.c.

  Anthony Serpette Email: / Website:
Modular Origami

  Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft Phone: 330 683-1065 / Website:
Laser Maze Logic Gam Exhibit: Join our table for a hands-on game of logic with 60 different laser challenges for the beginner to the expert! A fun activity for kids and adults. Great activity to build sequential reasoning and planning skills. This is the electronic version of the popular Rush Hour game. Player(s) receive a card with a challenge to complete. Player(s) arrange pieces in a configuration which will direct the laser through the maze. They might have to split the beam, stop the beam, or reflect the beam to successfully win the challenge! We will have 3 different game boards available with separate challenges to set up (Ages 8 and up, or younger if they have an adult to help)
Address: Orrville Public Library
230 N. Main Street
Orrville, Ohio, 44667

  John Roncone Email: / Phone: 330-684-8772 / Website:
Fun Fitness Obstacle Course! Exhibit: Fun Fitness Obstacle Course! Four passes to the course…it will encompass cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength & endurance, agility, speed, coordination, balance and of course, a smile! Will you have the best time to beat!?
Address: Wayne College
1901 Smucker Road
Orrville, Ohio, 44667

  Wayne Center
for the Arts
Phone: 330-264-2787
Exhibit: Wayne Center for the Arts promotes artistic creativity, education and presentation for a collaborative, inclusive and vibrant cultural community. Come take a look at we have to offer you, your family, and your friends!
Bio: The mission of Wayne Center for the Arts is to enrich lives and strengthen communities through art. We strive to be relevant, accessible and affordable to all residents of Wayne County while providing services and programs that are of the highest quality. Our Core Values include providing professional, courteous, helpful service in an inspiring environment that reflects a high standard of quality, to ensure accessibility to programming that is creative and innovative at its core for all Wayne County residents, to strive to meet community needs and continually assess relevance of program offerings and to maintain a flexible and open approach to partnerships, space and audience.
Address: Wayne Center for the Arts
237 S. Walnut St.
Wooster, Ohio, 44691

  Kristin Lorson Email: / Phone: 330-988-0171 / Website:
Painting with Kristin Lorson Exhibit: Kristin teaches acrylic painting for private parties and Heartland Point, starting with basic lessons. She has been creating beautiful, personalized artwork and logos for 26 years in this area and can ship her designs anywhere.
Bio: Kristin teaches acrylic painting for private parties and Heartland Point, starting with basic lessons through advanced. She has been creating beautiful, personalized artwork and logos for 26 years in this area and can ship her designs anywhere. Kristin also creates murals, t-shirt designs, illustrations, and other works. Kristin’s art is one of a kind, thoughtful, and breathtaking!
Address: 727 McGill St.
Orrville, Ohio, 44667

  Laura Grimm Email: / Phone: 330-828-2405
Planning a Trip to Mars – An Adventure in 5th grade STEAM Education Exhibit: Mrs. Grimm, Dalton Local School District K through 8 STEAM teacher, and 5th grade students will the STEAM curriculum, Planning a Trip to Mars. In this class, students integrate basic physics and art though the making of stomp rockets, thermal protection systems (heat shields), Martian landers, helicopters, rovers, a model of a sustainable community, and a mission patch. Examples of students work will be presented. Students have been trained to describe the project and their learning. A PowerPoint loop will explain the project in greater detail. If space (height) allows, students will demonstrate stomp rockets throughout the day.
Address: Dalton Elementary & Middle School
250 N. Church St.
Dalton, Ohio, 44618

  Erica Cramer Email: / Website:
Knitted Dinosaurs Exhibit: Colorful handmade knit dinosaurs available. Can be made in your choice of colors. Also, learn some basic knitting techniques!
Bio: Erica has been knitting for 16 years, and learning about dinosaurs for even longer. She also really likes to travel.

  Barry Romich Email: / Phone: 330-464-7877 / Website:
Romich Foundation Exhibit: Romich Foundation operates a small free community (Creston area) makerspace that includes laser engravers, CNC routing, TIG welding and other technologies. The Maker Faire display will include photos and items fabricated in the makerspace.
Bio: Barry Romich is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering. He is a serial entrepreneur and is an avid supporter of making. In addition to Romich Foundation work and operating the makerspace, he recently participated in a CNC router construction workshop. Current interests include learning Arduino, adding grid failure battery backup to his residence, and planning an expanded makerspace in which the only utility will be Internet. Barry’s interest in energy sustainability is evidenced by a 10 plus KW grid tie solar PV array, a plugin hybrid electric vehicle and various local charitable initiatives. He is a multi engine instrument rated private pilot with about 2000 hours flying time, but no longer flies and has enjoyed motorcycle riding.
Address: 13875 Cleveland Road
Creston, Ohio, 44217

Sue Lackman Phone: 330-683-1065 / Website:
Warm Up America! Orrville Exhibit: Learn to knit and crochet with Warm Up America! Orrville. Our volunteers are ready and able to demonstrate and teach basic techniques to get you started!
Address: Orrville Public Library
230 N. Main Street
Orrville, Ohio, 44667

  Joe Shalala Email:
Design Challenges at Lincoln Elementary School Exhibit: Lincoln Elementary School 4th Graders have created a showcase of design challenges that we’d like to share with the Maker Faire community. Our goal is to inspire families and schools to provide design challenge opportunities to even more children.

  Dick Radosevic Email: / Phone: 330-704-7737
Renewable Energy & Sustainability, The Future is Bright! Exhibit: 1. Trailer with 8 PV Panels. (about 10′ x 20′ space), 2. Electric Vehicle (Volt) plugged into above trailer. (about 10′ x 20′ space). Demonstrates the size of a Solar PV system to provide a 10,000 mile capability. 3. 10′ x 20′ shelter for: (use 2 large tables), A. Small Fuel Cell to Water cycle (table top) demo, B. Small Sun driven Sterling Engine (3D printed) (table top) demo?, C. Charts describing how various renewable energy system work and how to size them. Note: I need to confirm availability of the Trailer with the panels and further evaluate the probability of having the Sterling engine on time.
Bio: Retired Electrical Engineer. Education: BS from the University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering. Other than CoOp experience, worked at one location in Akron, OH for Goodyear Aerospace, Lorel Defense Systems and Lockheed Martin. Worked in the defense industry on Simulation Systems, large scale Parallel Processors and Underwater Systems. Have been a Volunteer for Green Energy Ohio (GEO) coordinating the local GEO Annual Solar Tours for 7 years. Was the GEO Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

  Drew Fuller /
Bruce Steiner
Phone: 330-669-7000 / Website:
WCSCC RAMTEC Exhibit: RAMTEC – Wayne County Schools Career Center’s newest program. Focusing on the needs of local industry, we offer both High School and Adult Education classes in Robotics, Automation and CNC Machining. Your future starts here!

  Elliott Liggett Email:
Observation of Nuclear Particle Tracks in a Peltier Cooled Cloud Chamber Exhibit: This cloud chamber project was constructed using Peltier devices, a power supply and heat sink typically found in desk top personal computers. Condensation tracks from naturally occurring nuclear particles can be readily observed in the chamber.
Bio: Retired Chemist, Engineer, Interests: Electronics, Nuclear Physics, High Voltage, Machine Shop, CNC Gem Stone Cutting