ABOUT

About Atlanta Mini Maker Faire:

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.

Maker Faire Logo

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Atlanta.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

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.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make:
and Maker Media 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.

14 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.

  7. What can a commercial maker expect in terms of space and facilities? Tables? Chairs? Electricity? Internet Access?

    • Hi there – all makers are given a 10×10 space, 8′ table, 2 chairs, electricity, and internet access, if needed. Tents must be provided on your own, however.

  8. Hi,
    Will you taking on any musical entertainment during this event? Even if the act (myself) is slightly avant garde and experimental? Or do we have to apply for a display space?

    • Hey Monica – absolutely! Go ahead and apply through our Call for Makers page, and just indicate that you’re a performer.

  9. What’s the deal? The email I got says “Mini Maker Fair” but I thought this was a full on Maker Fair.

    • Hey Ben – we are definitely a full on Maker Faire. That email template hadn’t been updated, that’s all.

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