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Seattle Mini Maker Faire

A public faire featuring passion projects of all stripes.

  1. An original-concept racecar exhibited at the 2014 Seattle Mini Maker Faire, the DIY Supercar was built in a home garage using techniques that anyone can learn and tools that anyone can afford.

    Photo courtesy EMP staff.

  2. The Seattle Mini Maker Faire was held at EMP Museum for the first time in 2014, in partnership with Penny University. Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2014 brought audiences the latest inventions, activities, and talks that blended art, engineering, science, and technology from more than 60 makers.

    Photo courtesy EMP staff.

  3. Young makers enjoyed displays such as the Autonomous Toy Train using Arduino, Battletrack by Play-Well TEKnologies, Craft Stick Toys, and more.

    Photo courtesy EMP staff.

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!

Tickets

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TypeOnline AdvanceAt the Door
 1-Day Pass2-Day Pass1-Day Pass2-Day Pass
Adult $15 $20 $20 $25
Students (with ID) $10 $15 $15 $20
Youth (5–17) $8 $12 $12 $15
EMP Members $10 $15 $15 $20
Youth 4 and under FREE FREE FREE FREE

Now in its fourth 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 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!

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.

Apply

Note: Applications are due at 11:59 PM on July 1, 2015.

Important Dates

  • Entry Opens: October 10, 2014
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
  • Acceptance Notifications: by July 31, 2015
  • Load-In for All Makers: September 18, 2015
  • Seattle Mini Maker Faire: September 19–20, 2015

Venue

We are thrilled to announce that Seattle Mini Maker Faire is expanding its footprint to include both EMP Museum as well as surrounding Seattle Center locations to make room for more makers.

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. Download the 2015 Maker Faire Sponsorship packet (PDF) for details on sponsorship levels, and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, fill out our Seattle Mini Maker Faire Sponsorship FormDetails

Fill Out Sponsorship Form

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!

Date

September 19–20, 2015

Location

EMP Museum and surrounding Seattle Center locations

Committee

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 representatives from:

4Culture, Academy of Interactive Entertainment, ARCADE Northwest, Brown Paper Tickets, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Fab Lab Tacoma, Flying Heritage Collection, Geek Girl Carrots, Jigsaw Renaissance, Jordan T Adams Events : Creative, King County Library System, Lead Pencil Studio, Living Computer Museum, Lost Lake Technology, LLC, Metrix Create Space, Museum of Flight, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Arts and Culture, Open Beam, Pacific Science Center, Penny University, Pierce County Libraries, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Makerfest, Seattle Interactive Conference, Seattle Made/Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Schools, SODO Makerspace: Seattle Fab Lab, The Boeing Company, The Children's Museum, UW Division of Design, UW Ecoclimate Lab, Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, Velocity Dance Center, Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

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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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