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.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1200 makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. 23 other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few—and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

About Seattle Mini Maker Faire

Now in its fifth year, Seattle Mini Maker Faire offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers, and commercial makers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the enthusiastic audiences—anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit. The 2016 Seattle Mini Maker Faire is produced by EMP Museum with the support of a large community of makers, sponsors, and organizations.


Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages.Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: is: a vital online stream of news and projects; a retail outlet for kits and books; the Maker Shed, a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel; Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino, and more.

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