More than 1,500 people of all ages walked through the 48 exhibits at the first-ever Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire at Tunxis Community College October 3.

Attendees were able to make their own creations at several interactive exhibits, including 3-D scanning, rocket building, upcycling, LEGO model-building, and more.

Called the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” community-based Maker Faires are taking place all over the world. The maker movement, now a decade old, uses invention and innovation to inspire creativity.

The Hartford event put a spotlight on the ingenuity and craftsmanship of Connecticut makers.