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Seattle Mini Maker Faire

A public faire featuring passion projects of all stripes.

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!

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 public—anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit.

Over the course of the weekend, guests are invited to get their hands dirty and try out the latest inventions, activities, and talks that blend art, engineering, science, and technology from over 60 makers. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share!

Call for Makers

Deadline

January 10, 2015

Requirements

To start the process to participate in the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, fill out an application that tells us more about your project. Individuals of all ages, businesses, and non-profit organizations, as well as groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools are all encouraged to apply. Read full details below.

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We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things, including, but not limited to:

  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Arduino projects
  • Space projects
  • Food makers
  • Conductive materials projects
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D printers and CNC mills
  • Textile arts and crafts
  • Home energy monitoring
  • Rockets and remote controlled toys
  • Sustainability, green tech
  • Crafters, puppets, kites, bicycles
  • Radios, vintage computers and game systems
  • Electronics, electric vehicles
  • Biology/biotech and chemistry projects
  • Shelter (tents, domes, etc.)
  • Music performances and participation
  • Unusual tools or machines
  • Demonstrations on how to fix things or take them apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.)

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

The next step for participating in the Seattle Mini Maker Faire is to fill out an application that tells us more about your project. Individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, young makers, as well as groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools are all encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Important Dates

  • Entry Opens: October 10, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2015
  • Acceptance Notifications: January 23, 2015

Venue

We are pleased to announce that this year we will be expanding the Seattle Mini Maker Faire to include EMP Museum and some outdoor space around the museum, including the first floor of the covered parking lot located at 5th and Harrison next to the Seattle Center. We are looking forward to providing makers a standard booth size of 8’ x 8’ and to feature more innovative projects from around the area.

Types of Maker Exhibitors

Maker Exhibit

An all-weekend exhibit to demo your project(s) (includes commercial makers). Exhibitors can indicate if they would prefer to have a booth and/or host workshops. Details

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. Details

Sponsor

For start-ups and established companies that would like to have greater visibility before, during, and after the event and also want to support the local maker community please email makerfaire@EMPmuseum.org for more information on becoming a sponsor. For details on sponsorship levels, download the 2015 Maker Faire Sponsorship packet (PDF)Details

Note:

  • Makers can 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 info@makerfaireseattle.com

Entry Information

Submitting an Application

Detailed information about entry categories and booth specifications can be found in the tabbed sections. To apply, click on the link to the application. After submitting your application form you will receive a confirmation email confirming your application completion. If you do not receive this, please email info@makerfaireseattle.com.

What Happens Next

Immediately following your submission, you will receive email confirmation that we have received your application. If you don’t receive this email, let us know by contacting us at info@makerfaireseattle.com. Acceptances with further details will be sent via email. We will send regular updates and your Maker Agreement in advance of the Faire to give you ample time to plan for the event.

We look forward to seeing you at Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

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Note: Applications are due at 11:59 PM on January 10, 2015.


Maker Faire is organized by MAKE magazine and supported by Maker Media.

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.