If you have a DIY skill, artistry, hacked system or crazy invention that you want to show off and teach people about, we want you as a part of Maker Faire Pittsburgh! This all-ages weekend is like a futuristic county fair, featuring DIY science and technology, unique handmade crafts, educational demonstrations, large-scale collaborations, and singular performances all from young, old, established, emerging, student and veteran “makers.”
Last year, almost 10,000 people rode a spirograph scooter, slipped on some “Iron Man” armature, played the steel drums, made yarn with Kool-Aid, stepped into the Tardis, played giant Jenga, learned circus arts and soldered an LED pin. And that’s just scratching the surface. This year’s Maker Faire will be even more creative and fantastic!
“…kids who attend Maker Faires may be inspired to become tomorrow’s scientists, engineers, programmers and more…Although the Maker Faire delights people of all ages, it’s the kids who show the greatest enthusiasm and joy as they go from booth to booth. What makes the Maker Faire so unique is that it presents technology in a hands-on way, with less focus on the math and science behind what’s happening. And while Maker Faire events certainly attract plenty of boys, I see more girls — and a more diverse crowd in general — every year, a good sign for technology’s future.”
The Call for Makers for Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2017, Round Two, is now open. If you are an individual, group, school, club, organization or entrepreneur with a project that highlights the DIY and tinkering spirit, we want you at Maker Faire!
Exhibits and displays range from student projects, vintage computers and game systems, chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles and textile arts and crafts to robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, rockets and R/C toys, green tech, electric vehicles, biotech and innovative tools. We welcome eclectic, diverse and forward-thinking projects and ideas. Show us something we haven’t seen or dreamed of yet!
The Call for Makers Round Two closes on September 23, 2017. More details and maker application at pittsburgh.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/.
Students can experience the creative, inspiring and innovative world of Making, from makers of all ages, through hands-on activities, demonstrations and workshops.
Registration is required and is now open! Learn more at http://pittsburgh.makerfaire.com/remake-learning-education-friday/.
Attend an upcoming Info Session to learn more about the Call for Makers application process (Round II deadline is September 23), discover what will happen on Education Friday (October 13), learn any new details about this year’s Faire, and tell us what you want to do and see at the event.
Info Session I
Thursday, August 24, 6:00 PM
4824 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (Garfield)
Info Session II
Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM
MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (North Side)
Hope to see you at a session!
The Maker Faire Pittsburgh Team
The Call for Makers for Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2017 is officially open! We are accepting applications from individuals, groups, schools, clubs, organizations and entrepreneurs interested in being a maker presenter. We welcome eclectic, diverse and forward-thinking projects and ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkering spirit.
Exhibits and displays range from student projects, vintage computers and game systems, chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles and textile arts and crafts to robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, rockets and R/C toys, green tech, electric vehicles, biotech and innovative tools. And things we haven’t known or thought about but want to see from you!
The Call for Makers closes on August 1, 2017.