ABOUT

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 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Shenzhen, Oslo, Tokyo, Silver Spring, Milwaukee and Atlanta are the home of “featured” 2014 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

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 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.

 

8 Responses to ABOUT

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  2. Aubrey Schierbeek

    Hello,

    I am working with one of the potential makers and we need to send in the $50 check to complete his application. Can you please tell me where to send the check and who to make it out to? Thank you!

    Aubrey

  3. Is this event wheelchair accessible.?

    • Absolutely – it’s split between a road and a parking lot, and there will be ramps available to transition from one to the other.

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  5. If someone could email me to let me know if we’ll be able to be in this years Maker Faire in Atlanta. Thanks. I represent
    E-Nable we make prosthetic hands and arms for mostly kids with our 3D printers. We have over 1,900 members all over the globe.

  6. I need to know how the faire is organized? Do I need to attend both days to cover al booths and events? is there any schedule?

    • Hey there – for the most part, everything will happen all of the time. We have a few makers who will only be here on Saturday or Sunday rather than both, but 95% of folks will be there the whole time. The only thing truly scheduled is our speakers: http://makerfaireatl.com/speakers/. Now, truth be told, with over 200 makers, you may want to make it a two day visit simply because there is so much ground to cover. Let us know if you’ve got any other questions at makerfaireatl@gmail.com.

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