That’s right! Maker Faire is coming to the East Coast April 25, 2010 right here in the Triangle of NC. Keep reading to learn about this GREAT event and how you can participate!
What is it?
Maker Faire:NC is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers–anyone who is embracing DIY and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
Costs and Participation
Exhibitors: $50 – $200 (100-1600 sq ft)
A note from the organizer:
Maker Faire is an annual event organized by the people who bring us MAKE Magazine. Maker Faire:NC is a fully sanctioned event but is being planned and coordinated by Raleigh/Durham locals. Our goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists, Artists, and anyone else interested in learning from NC, SC, VA, DC, and beyond.
Just like the bigger Left-Coast version, Maker Faire:NC celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality “slow made” foods and homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages.
“At the surface, Maker Faire is a fun event for people of all ages,” explained (San Mateo 2009) Event Director Sherry Huss. “But we want people to experience more than just a weekend of creative entertainment, we want them to leave feeling inspired — that they too can create things, express themselves, and engage the world around them. Our goal is to resuscitate the spirit of American creativity and innovation.”
This video from the Full Size Maker Faire held in 2009 in California will give you a little idea of what we’re all about.
Ideas for Makers who want to participate (remember, it’s FREE)!
- Green Tech and Clean Tech
- Music Performance and Participation
- 3D Printers and CNC Mill
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Home Energy Monitoring
- Rockets and RC Toys
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
- Food and Beverage Makers
- Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
- Unusual Tools, Machines, or Techniques
- How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
Links and Resources
- Maker Faire NC Site: http://makerfairenc.com/
- Maker Faire NC on Twitter: @makerfaireNC
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