Denver Mini Maker Faire 2015 Call for Makers

The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy. The things we make define us as a society and build our future. Image Credit: Denver Mini Maker Faire

The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy. The things we make define us as a society and build our future. Image Credit: Denver Mini Maker Faire

February 16, 2015 – The call for entries is now open for the Denver Mini Maker Faire. This unique family-friendly event draws makers from all over the State to celebrate their unbridled creativity. The Denver Mini Maker Faire team is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the tinkerer spirit. Show off something from the categories below – or make up your own! This is a hands-on event, so please have your exhibit be something that demonstrates making.

Artisan Hall:
Metal arts, folk arts, woodworking, glassblowing, textiles spinning and weaving

Fun & Games:
Caine’s Arcade/Cardboard Challenge, Sculpture Games, Legos, Toy Hack

Rocket and Robots:
Robotics experience, rocket propulsion, Drones and things that Fly.

Tech tinkerers:
Electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the amazing things you do with them!

STEAM Celebration:
Innovation in education and youth STEAM projects (STEM + A for Arts).

Arts/Creativity:
Connectivity paint, wire, Steampunk, fine arts and urban arts.

Mad Scientists:
Denver Mad Scientists, Colorado Labs – NIST, NCAR, CIRES…science exhibitors

Pedal Power and Creative Cars:
Bikes, boards, scooters, Nerdy Derby, human powered Kinetic conveyances

Character Creators:
R2D2s, Stormtroopers, Daleks – Oh My!

Design and Creation:
From 3D design to creating with tools such as CNC milling, welding, waterjets

Exhibits and displays can range from the categories above plus anything you can imagine from biotech to puppets, school projects to innovative corporate projects, kites to unique tools or machines. Hit the Apply for Makers button at www.denvermakerfaire.org. The Call for Makers is open from now through March 15. After that date, projects will only be selected on a space available basis up through May 1.

The Denver Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics and Make Magazine. Colorado Maker Sponsors include Epilog Laser and Aleph/Lulzbot 3D printers. From Monkey Hunter Physics to a Drone Obstacle course to a Synthesizer Petting Zoo, there is something for everyone.

Any groups or individuals interested in participating should find out more and apply at www.denvermakerfaire.org.