ABOUT THE FAIRE:
Organized by the staff of MAKE magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers – anyone who is embracing the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is the officially licensed Faire showcasing the makers of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the larger region. From local robotics to guerilla knitters to kid inventors, our goal is to mount one of the most vibrant minis in the world. The first Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire in 2011 wowed over 1,000 participants and showcased 72 exhibiting makers.
The Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire will take place at Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square, located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, across from Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the New Hazlett Theater. The park is located just blocks from the National Aviary, Warhol Museum, PNC Park, Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field.
“The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age.”
– The New York Times
About Maker Faire:
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 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Pittsburgh.
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. Subscribe here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
- a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
- 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 book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.