Create, Learn, Discover, and Play at the Akron Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, thinkers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and more.
Akron Mini Maker Faire is independently produced by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and licensed by Maker Media, Inc. It is a coming together of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it.
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 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Thirty-two larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world
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. Download a free issue 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 instruction;
• a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.
How Can I Show My Stuff at the Akron Mini Maker Faire?
Glad you asked! You can apply to be a Maker during the Call for Makers, September 12-October 15 by clicking this link. Individuals and groups, Makers of all ages are encouraged to fill out the Call for Makers application. Makers will be notified of their acceptance by October 20.
Not Sure If You’re a Maker?
Anyone can be a Maker. Take a look at who has been a Maker in the past. Join the fun and share what you love to do.
How Can I Attend the Akron Mini Maker Faire?
Walk, run, ride your bike, drive your car, hop on a Metro bus – any way you want to get to Main Library in downtown Akron on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 4 pm. Bring the whole family (ok, leave the pets at home; only service animals are allowed in library buildings). It’s free and it’s fun.
Got a question?
We’ve got an answer – we’re a library, after all. Contact Science & Technology at 330-643-9075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.