WHAT IS 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.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, performers, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
THIS YEAR AT ALBUQUERQUE MINI MAKER FAIRE
This year at Mini Maker Faire: Christian Ristow will bring his “Face Forward” down from Taos. Check out this video from 2012 where Christian describes “Face Forward”. He also provides an excellent overview of what Maker Faires are all about:Face Forward / Christian Ristow from Jagged Melon Productions on Vimeo.
Check out these images from the 2013 Mini Maker Faire:
Inventor, Storyteller, Hobbyist, Tinkerer, Artist, Musician…
Who is a maker?
- Makers are people who embrace the do-it-yourself spirit whether individually, or in teams.
- Makers create, build, invent, re-purpose, hack, alter or otherwise change and improve the world around them through thinking and creativity.
- Makers use Arduino, circuit boards, wood, clay, fabric, LEDs, metal, plastic, robotics, yarn, sewing machines, computers, hot glue guns, paint, batteries, fire, electricity, recyclables – just about anything you can imagine.
Spread the word
You are welcome to help spread the word about the event or promote it on your website or social media profile. Download the logo below to post and link back to our main webpage: http://www.albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com
“Today’s DIY is tomorrow’s Made in America” President Obama proclaimed June 18th the “National Day of Making”. Read more about the proclamation here »