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Call for Makers Now Open

We need people who are passionate about making and want to show their work off.

This might be a stuffed iguana you turned into a guitar, a felted paperweight, or a fancy new printed circuit board that allows you to program Atmel chips in a jiffy. The heart, the soul of what we are about is finding people who are willing to spend hours working on a project because they care about it – that’s all.

If you fit into that category, then you’re a maker, and you deserve to have your work play a part in the largest Maker Faire to take place in the Southeast US. Head to our Makers page to read all the fine print, and then fill out the form you’ll find there.

MFA2014′s Inaugural Power Racing Series

Maker Faire Atlanta is excited to announce that this year the Power Racing Series will be making its debut appearance in Atlanta. The Power Racing Series brings the thrills and excitement of adults racing modified children’s toys around a track of unknown length to the cheers of thousands of spectators, fans and curious passers-by. We will provide the race course, the timing system, the Moxie board (check the rules) and FABULOUS AWARDS (the fabulousness of the awards is to be determined), but we need YOU to provide the fastest, craziest, most insanely modified electric vehicles possible, while keeping under a $500 budget and obeying all of our safety rules (written for your protection and amusement).

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Photo by: Power Racing Series

Do you think you have what it takes to rip apart a Barbie Camaro and turn it into a competitive electric racing machine? Would you rather spend your $500 budget on a great costume and gently drive around the track being a nuisance to those other makers who have taken this thing way too seriously? Then we hope you will put together a car and come be part of the most exciting semi-legit $500 electric racing event featuring adults on kids toys in the world!

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Photo by: Anne Petersen

MakerFaire Atlanta 2014 will take place on October 4th-5th in Downtown Decatur. Prepare your vehicles now, or wait until the last minute to throw something together. Either way, we hope to see you there. For more information and entertainment check out http://www.powerracingseries.org/.

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