Seattle Mini Maker Faire

See. Make. Break. Share. Repeat.

  1. Makerologist is a Seattle based maker technology agency. Our objective is to bridge the gaps from idea to DFM to production for hobbyists and professionals alike by creating interactive ed experiences.

    Photo courtesy of Makerologist.

  2. Dubbed the "best kids magician in the world" by David Blaine, Mario "the Maker Magician" is known for his clever integration of DIY robotics and handmade elements in his family magic show. Magic in the spirit of the maker movement, and hilarious too.

    Photo courtesy of Mario the Magician.

  3. The Luminescent Grand is the worlds first fully interactive LED grand piano. With an acrylic hand made body, 1760 rgb pixels, an arduino due, and a digital keyboard the Luminescent Grand visually represent what the performer plays on the keyboard!

    Photo courtesy of Luminescent Grand.

Maker Faire, hailed as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just hungry to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!

Guests are invited to get their hands dirty and try out amazing projects through exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations, performances, and talks that blend art, engineering, science, and technology. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share!

2017 Important Dates

Exhibitor Acceptance Notifications: By July 18
Presenter and Performer Acceptance Notifications: Late July/Early August
Meet the Makers Happy Hour: August 15, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Maker Orientations: September 8 and September 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Maker Load-In: Friday, September 15 (afternoon/evening)
Maker Faire Event Dates: Saturday, September 16–Sunday, September 17, 10:00am–5:00pm
Load-Out: Sunday, September 17 (evening)

We encourage interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things, including, but not limited to:  
Art and Engineering Projects // Hands-On Workshops & Builds // 3D Printers and Laser Cutters // Autonomation // Bikes and Cars // Biology and Science // Coding // Gaming // Music and Instruments // Textile Arts, Crafts, and Handmade Goods // Makerspaces // Pop Culture Geeky Projects // Recycled and Upcycled Projects // Robotics // Start-Ups, Hackers, and Tech // Sustainable // Wearable Art // Youth Makers and Schools // AND SO MUCH MORE!

Call for makers is now closed. Welcome to all makers that have been accepted! Read through our welcome information packet for details on your participation. 

2017 IMPORTANT DATES

Application Open: April 5
Application Deadline: June 26
Acceptance Notifications: By July 18
Maker Load-In: Friday, September 15 (afternoon/evening)
Maker Faire Event Dates: Saturday, September 16–Sunday, September 17, 10:00am–5:00pm
Load-Out: Sunday, September 17 (evening)

VENUE

The Seattle Mini Maker Faire venue includes the Museum of Pop Culture and additional outdoor space on Seattle Center’s Next 50 Plaza.

TYPES OF MAKER EXHIBITORS

1. Maker Exhibit – An all-weekend exhibit to demo your project(s) (includes non-commercial and small business commercial makers). Exhibitors can indicate if they would prefer a booth and/or host demos/workshops. Hands-on and interactive exhibits are encouraged
2. Performer/Presenter – A scheduled presentation or performance (10, 20, or 30 minutes in length), or indicate that you’d like to be a roaming presenter
3. Sponsor – Start-ups and established companies that would like to have greater Maker Faire visibility and want to support the local maker community please email AmandaS@MoPOP.org

NOTE

• More details and descriptions of the entry categories can be in additional tabs
• Makers may fill out more than one proposal and more than one category if desired
• Please select a quality photo of your project or yourself to include with your application

Questions? Email makerfaire@MoPOP.org

 

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Dates + Time

September 16–17, 2017
10:00am–5:00pm

Location

Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle Center's Next 50 Plaza

Committee + Partners

Seattle Mini Maker Faire would not be possible without the incredible community of innovators and makers from across the region. Additionally, Seattle Mini Maker Faire has a large team of advisors, committee members, and collaborators including current and past representatives from:

4Culture, ARCADE Northwest, Brown Paper Tickets, ChickTech, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Dorkbot Seattle, Fab Lab Tacoma, Flying Heritage Collection, Foundry10, Geek Girl Carrots, Glowforge, HiveBio Community Lab, International Gaming Association, Jigsaw Renaissance, Jordan T Adams Events : Creative, King County Library System, Lakeside School, Living Computer Museum, Lost Lake Technology, LLC, Metrix Create:Space, Museum of Flight, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Online Metals, Open Beam, Pacific Science Center, Penny University, Pierce County Libraries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Makerfest, Seattle App Academy, Seattle Attic Community Workshop, Seattle Interactive Conference, Seattle Made/Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, SODO Makerspace: Seattle Fab Lab, Seattle ReCreative, Start-Up Weekend, Taya Sol, The Boeing Company, The Children's Museum, The Foundry Bellingham, Third Place Technologies, UW Division of Design, UW Ecoclimate Lab, UW Human Powered Submarine Team, Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, and all Seattle Mini Maker Faire exhibitors!

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Seattle Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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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.

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