Hi, I’m Christin Boyd. I started on the path towards producing Seattle Mini Maker Faire in the summer of 2011, when some friends were talking about putting together a bunch of weekend workshops on electronics, canning, and various artistic projects. I offered to be their project manager. Within a few months, I had contacted O’Reilly Media and started the process of licensing the Mini Maker Faire brand, lobbying Ignition Northwest to sponsor the event, and collaborating with the Pacific Science Center’s new Science Expo event. Continue reading
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.
- 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
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
We try to describe Maker Faire on the About page, but it’s hard to describe something this dynamic. So here’s a video of the Kansas City Mini Maker Faire to help you feel the excitement!
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