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Maker Faire Detroit combines art, engineering

Associated Press

Dearborn – The Henry Ford is hosting an annual festival celebrating arts, crafts, engineering and technology.

Maker Faire Detroit takes place Saturday and Sunday in Dearborn. It features robots, rockets, virtual reality, 3D printing, crafts, sculptures and other creations as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations. The event is sponsored again this year by GE Digital.

Detroit Circus aerialist Courtney Jackson, of Southfield, hangs upside down as she performs on this lyra hoop.

Some returning attractions include “Heavy Meta,” a fire-breathing dragon made from a bus, and Camp Pencil Point, a workshop teaching the basics of drawing. A number of The Henry Ford’s own artifacts will be on display, including a working replica of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford’s 1896 Quadricycle.

The Henry Ford history attraction includes the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.