Reminder: The Ann Arbor Mini Maker faire is only a few weeks away, so if you are planning to exhibit you should sign up soon! The Faire will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 5th, 2010. See you there!
Note that this event is different then Maker Faire Detroit, which will be happening at the end of July.
Organizers of the Ann Arbor “Mini” Maker Faire have issued a Call for Makers for the June 5, 2010 event to be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds (aka “Saline Fairgrounds”). The Faire features exhibits and activities in robots, green tech, science, radio, rocketry, unusual tools/techniques, fixing and/or taking things apart, and other areas, all with an emphasis on “do it yourself.” Last year’s Faire drew over 1,200 people to engage in activities such as learning to solder and silk screening t-shirts, and saw exhibits some of which were featured in Make Magazine. Organizers are tripling the space and hope to have at least twice as many exhibits for 2010.
The Faire is free to exhibitors and visitors alike, and is funded by sponsors and the organizers. It is a local version of the major Maker Faires in the Bay area, and, new this year, at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit and in New York City.
Exhibitors can find additional information and an online application form at http://www.a2makerfaire.com. Application deadline is May 5, 2010.
The mission of the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is to present interesting or unique exhibits, individuals, and demonstrations in DIY science, technology, engineering, and art that excite, motivate, and educate. The emphasis should be on cool things, skills, and knowledge. As a shorthand, the exhibits should be the kind of thing you’d see in Make Magazine.
Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
(a.k.a. Saline Fairgrounds)
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103