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Call for Makers, Seattle!

Seattle Mini Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Join the fun and apply to run a booth or workshop at Seattle Mini Maker Faire, June 8-9 at the Seattle Center!  Applications are due by April 1st.

The first step to participating in Seattle Mini Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Seattle Mini Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making things.  

Click these links to learn more about how to apply as a Maker  (adults) or a Young Maker (ages 10-17).

Workshops at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012

Here are just a few of the many workshops and activities at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012!

Cascade Science Squad

Cascades Science Center Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to sparking children’s interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through hands-on activities that stimulate creativity, encourage exploration and inspire active learning for children to unlock their full potential.  At the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, the kids will have an opportunity to participate in fun science activities led by the volunteers of the foundation.

Cascade Science Squad - Real Science Real Fun!

Joy Guild’s Creative Reuse Challenge

The Joy Guild is a village of creative-minded people who seek fun, playfulness, and inspiration to live a happy life. Continue reading

Presentation Schedule for Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012

You can also find the list of Makers and Workshops on the Makers page.

Saturday June 2, 2012

Start End Title Speaker
10:10 10:30
Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments
Bill Beaty
10:40 11:05
Mind-Controlled Robots
Joshua Madara
11:10 11:40
Citizens in Space
Edward Wright
11:50 12:30
Electronic Cloud Chamber (Radioactivity!) and Arduino Laser Show
Rich Olson
12:40 12:50
Holofunk
Rob Jellinghaus
12:55 13:25
Hazard Factory
Rusty Oliver
1:35 1:50
Folk Art painting on recycled objects
Ruth Moen
1:55 2:25
Computer Security 101, with Alice & Bob
Jerry Whiting
2:35 3:35
Thought 2 Thing in an Hour or Less – 3d Design and Print Workshop
Larry James
3:45 4:15
The Tesla Gun
Rob Flickenger
4:20 5:00
Resurrecting old computers
Jerry Whiting

Sunday June 3, 2012

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Seattle Mini Maker Faire: Call for Makers!

Seattle Mini Maker Faire will showcase the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit.

Key Points

  • Seattle Mini Maker Faire: June 2 and 3, 2012 .
  • Maker Application Due Date: April 7, 2012 . Please enter early so we can reserve space for your exhibit.
  • Maker Info and Application Form

Entries

The first step to participating in Seattle Mini Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Seattle Mini Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for: Continue reading

Official Web Page of Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

This is the official website for Seattle Mini Maker Faire!  Mark your calendars for June 2nd and 3rd, 2012!

Next we need to post the form for Makers to apply for a spot at the Seattle Center to display your creations, share your skills, meet fellow makers, teach workshops, and sell kits!

In a few months we will post the link to purchase tickets to attend Seattle Mini Maker Faire.  Tickets will be available online from Event Brite and also at the door of the event.

Let this be a gentle reminder to step away from the internet and go make something.  Put on your safety glasses, warm up your glue guns or soldering irons, and tinker with stuff!  Even if the only thing you make is a mess.  The things you learn making a mess today are the skills you leverage to make something amazing tomorrow.  It’s the process that counts.

-Christin Boyd, Event Producer, Seattle Mini Maker Faire