For those of you who are new to Maker Faire, it is the largest celebration of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) in the world.
Maker Faire is a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done. The Faire is the most diverse in the world, and you’re to participate in teaching and learning for all ages and interests! If you have an awesome project to showcase, share at the San Fernando Valley Mini Maker Faire on October 7 at Van Nuys City Hall complex.
“Making STEAM” is the theme of the San Fernando Valley Mini Maker Faire. All attendees will be able to explore making in its many aspects and young attendees, in particular, will see firsthand what a STEAM career can help them achieve.
We asked Shaun Shue, media relations director of the San Fernando Valley Mini Maker Faire what they’re looking for in “makers.”
What are some examples of "makers?"
We’re looking for all kinds of makers to exhibit their work and/or provide a hands-on experience:
- Industry professionals: Production designers that built otherworldly vehicles and props plucked from their imaginations. Robotic puppeteers that can covey human emotions. Practical effect wizards putting the magic in Hollywood magic.
- Hobbyists: Tinkerers who’d build a fire breathing unicorn to replace their broken toaster. DIY Da Vincis who'd build a bicycle powered carousel playing 80’s one-hit-wonders, just to see if they can.
- Artists: Any and all works that are meant to be touched and interacted with. And anything that just plain looks cool."
How do makers apply?
Interested parties can apply here: http://sanfernandovalley.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/application/
The San Fernando Valley Mini Maker Faire is not a competitive science fair or art show. It is a fun event where over 100 makers will gather to share their creations with each other and the public.
All presenters and their team will receive complimentary passes (3 total) for the event. In certain cases, depending on the originality and size of the work or presentation we may offer to offset the cost of bringing your idea to the fair. We have a limited space and we anticipate a great number of applications being submitted. Originality and interactivity are the top two criteria we will use in selecting projects for the event.
October 7, 2017
14400 Erwin St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
About Hackerspace Los Angeles:
Hackerspace Los Angeles is a 501.c.3 public charitable organization based in the San Fernando Valley. Hackerspace Los Angeles provides workshops and classes on new and emerging technology to underserved communities in Los Angeles for free.
The main objective of Hackerspace Los Angeles is to support the creative process and personal growth of individuals by providing a workshop space where amateurs and professionals interested in art, electronics, photography, robotics, software, video, wood or metal working, etc. can expand their skills, invent and build new products in a collaborative environment.
All Hackerspace Los Angeles workshops and classes are free to attend with materials provided free of charge.
About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! It’s 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 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Los Angeles.
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