SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®


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The Second SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® will take place during SolarFest 2014. We are once again pleased to be working with our friends at Champlain Mini Maker Faire® to bring this exciting event back to the SolarFest community!


If you have something you have created that you want to show off, then we want to hear from you!

The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®

Call for Makers closes on June 23!

Click here to submit your Maker project.


Are you someone who enjoys building things, taking things apart, making things work better, understanding how things work, or are you just someone who appreciates good old Yankee ingenuity? If so, then the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is definitely something that you will want to be part of!

On Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th during the 20th annual SolarFest weekend the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® will bring together regional Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts to learn from and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of Makers. At the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® you’ll find all sorts of interesting projects, technologies, ideas, innovations and smart, creative people actively creating a maker culture and displaying their creations in a show-and-tell format. The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is an interactive, hands-on community based learning experience that inspires everyone to become a Maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. Come and talk with the Makers, learn about their creations and find your inspiration to create something.


If you have something you have created that you want to show off, then we want to hear from you!

The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®

Call for Makers closes on June 23!

Click here to submit your Maker project.


 

The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is a collaboration between SolarFest, Inc. and CMF Inc., the producers of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire® which will hold its third annual event on October 4th and 5th 2014 at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, a beautiful late 1900 barn with stables, a courtyard, and open indoor spaces adjacent to Lake Champlain.

The Champlain Mini Maker Faire® has become an annual festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, hack, recycle, build, think, play, and be inspired by science, technology, engineering, arts, food, music, and crafts. Dozens of Makers and thousands of attendees of all ages will participate in two days of exciting exhibitions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages while enjoying interesting presentations/speakers, food creations, live music, and visual and performing arts.

What will you see at the second SolarFest Mini Maker Faire®? Keep checking back to find out!

 

About Maker Faire®:
Maker Faire® is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire® is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire® event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire® New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Rome, Paris, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzen are the home of “featured” Maker Faires® (200+ makers), and almost 100 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires® are now being produced around the around the United States and the world—including right here at SolarFest 2014 in Tinmouth, Vermont.

The SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 

About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.

Besides the magazine and the Maker Faire®, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects,blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.