What is Maker Faire

About Make:

Make: has been at the vanguard of the worldwide maker movement through the publication of Make: magazine and Make: books for over 16 years, as well as through a global network of Maker Faires. Make: has two goals: to increase the number of people who are exposed to making and become makers, and to share the wide variety of projects that makers create and show their contribution to society.

Make: believes it is essential that more youth can access the tools, materials, concepts, and support to grow as makers through formal and informal learning opportunities in their local communities. Making empowers people to solve real-world problems, develop their own voices and skills, and creates a workforce ready for the 21st century.

About Maker Faire

MFR19Maker 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 2019 celebrated its 14th annual show with some 900+ makers and 90,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, grew over five years to 750+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Annually, many large-scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world — Orlando, Milwaukee, Vienna, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few — alongside a wide variety of independently organized Community Maker Faires.

About Make: Magazine

Make: is the leading 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.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: is:

  • vital online stream of news and projects (makezine.com);
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed (makershed.com);
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel (youtube.com/make);
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more; and
  • a gathering point for discussion, project sharing, finding assistance, and accessing unique content at Make Community (make.co).