Seattle Mini Maker Faire

See. Make. Break. Share. Repeat.

  1. Maker Faire is an interactive and educational platform for makers of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re interested in robotics or crafting, this DIY festival is filled with tons of hands-on family-friendly activities.

    The whole family can get into the maker spirit with a variety of demonstrations and interactive projects.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. Maker Faire combines the spirit of a science fair, country fair, and the DIY movement into the greatest show (and tell) on earth.

    Makers pose with Predicta PC’s up-stored, up-graded, and restored Philco Predicta TVs. Made fully functional with Windows PCs, this installation paid tribute to lost music icons Prince, David Bowie, and Lou Reed.

    Photo by Nat Seymour (Be Technical Graphics).

  3. What is the maker movement?

    Comprised of tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, and garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds, this grassroots innovation focuses on the creation of DIY technology. Maker culture is interested in hands-on projects ranging from engineering to craft-based pursuits. With an emphasis on practical skills, the maker movement inspires rugged individualism and learning through doing.

    Photo by Nat Seymour (Be Technical Graphics).

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!


The Seattle Mini Maker Faire is seeking anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an enthusiastic audience. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share!

Applications will be accepted April 5, 2017-June 26, 2017. Application link available April 5!

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! 

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Dates + Time

September 16–17, 2017


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!


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

About MAKE Magazine:
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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