Maker Faire

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Maker Faire
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ORBIT 2 Kinetic Sculpture by Carl Pisaturo shown at 2008 Maker Faire
Location(s) San Mateo, California
Austin, Texas
Dearborn, Michigan
Queens, New York
Years active 2006-present
Website
MakerFaire.com
Sharkmobile at Bay Area Maker Faire 2009

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset".

Flagship Faires[edit]

Flagship Maker Faires are held in San Mateo, California, Detroit and New York. The New York Maker Faire is also known as "World Maker Faire".[1]

2013 Flagship Faires[edit]

Other Upcoming Maker Faires[2]

Past events[edit]

The first Maker Faire was held April 22 – 23, 2006, at the San Mateo County Event Center. It included six exposition and workshop pavilions, a 5-acre (20,000 m2) outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and DIY competitions.

The second Maker Faire was held May 19–20, 2007, also at the San Mateo County Event Center.[3] Another fair was held later the same year in Austin, Texas, October 20–21, 2007.[4]

Maker Faire 2008 was held on 3 and 4 May at the San Mateo County Event Center. Highlights of the Faire included a human-sized Mouse Trap board game, kinetic squid sculpture, bicycle-powered music stage, a solar-powered chariot pulled by an Arnold Schwarzenegger robot,[5] and over 500 booths from different makers. There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance.[6][7] Featured guests included Adam Savage, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Lee David Zlotoff,[8] Tony Baxter and Eepybird.

An additional 2008 Maker Faire was held on October 18–19, 2008, in Austin, Texas.[9]

The 2009 Bay Area Maker Faire was held on May 30–31 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Guests included Adam Savage.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 was held May 22 and 23, at the San Mateo County Event Center. Featured makers included Adam Savage, Eepybird, OK Go, ArcAttack, and The Crucible.

Maker Faire Detroit 2010 was held on July 31 and August 1.

Maker Faire New York 2010 was held on September 25–26.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 was held May 19–20, 2012 at San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, California.

Mini Maker Faires and Other Events[edit]

Children participating at a Maker Meetup in Garden City, Idaho
An organizer examines a project

Make Magazine assists independent event organizers in producing small-scale Maker Faire events in local communities.

We call independently-organized events "Mini Maker Faires." Community-driven Mini Maker Faires have sprouted up around the United States, with events in Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, Durham, Oakland, and Boston. Canada now has four Mini Maker Faires: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.[10]

2011 Mini Maker Faires were held in Canada (Toronto), the United Kingdom (Brighton) and a number of cities in the USA: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Oakland, California; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Fishers, Indiana; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh, North Carolina; Poulsbo, Washington, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Linthicum, Maryland; and Urbana, Illinois.

Future Events[edit]

See a more complete list here [3].

Past events[edit]

The first Maker Faire in the United Kingdom took place on March 14–15, 2009, in Newcastle upon Tyne, as a joint venture with the Newcastle ScienceFest.

In the US, the 2009 Maker Faire Rhode Island was scheduled for September 6–19.[11] The first Maker Faire North Carolina 2010 was held on April 25 in Durham, North Carolina. It moved to Raleigh, North Carolina for 2011.[12]

2011 Mini Maker Faires[edit]

2012 Mini Maker Faires[edit]

2013 Mini Maker Faires[edit]

2014 Mini Maker Faires[edit]

Related Events[edit]

Maker Faire Africa is a similar event, not run by Make magazine.[21] It took place

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maker Faire, retrieved 2011-12-16 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ ["http://archive.makerfaire.com/bayarea/2007/ "Maker Faire - Bay Area 2007"]. 
  4. ^ "Maker Faire 2007 Austin". 
  5. ^ Autobots, Freaks and Geeks: Welcome to Maker Faire, Wired magazine, May 3, 2008, accessed May 4, 2008
  6. ^ "Home invention". The Economist. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  7. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (2008-05-04). "Maker Faire more popular than ever". CNet News. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  8. ^ "Holy Crap: MacGyver Blockbuster Film Coming!". Gizmodo.com. 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Maker Faire Austin 2008". 
  10. ^ So You Want to Make a Maker Faire?, retrieved 2011-12-16 
  11. ^ "Rhode Island Maker Faire and D.I.Y. Festival". 
  12. ^ Maker Faire North Carolina, retrieved 2011-12-16 
  13. ^ Mini Maker Faire, retrieved 2012-07-11 
  14. ^ Brighton Mini Maker Faire, ORGZine
  15. ^ Brighton Maker Faire Looking for Makers for 2012 Event, WiredSussex
  16. ^ Atlanta Mini Maker Faire October 26, 2013 at Georgia TechAtlanta Mini Maker Faire | The Hub for Southern Makers. Makerfairatl.com (2013-08-05). Retrieved on 2013-08-20.
  17. ^ Mini Maker Faire Norfolk, retrieved 2012-10-20 
  18. ^ Groningen Mini Maker Faire - #MF050, retrieved 2012-11-02 
  19. ^ Bristol Mini Maker Faire, retrieved 2013-02-19 
  20. ^ "Anchorage's First Maker Faire Showcases Alaskan Style". MAKE Magazine. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  21. ^ Maker Faire Africa. Maker Faire Africa. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.

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