maker faire detroit

Motor City’s fourth annual Maker Faire Detroit is taking place next month, on July 27 and 28 at The Henry Ford, and there are still a couple of days left to submit your project and participate as a maker.

Maker Faire Detroit is scouting for all kinds of projects, but in particular looking for exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Here are just a few of things they’re seeking:

Student projects


Arduino projects

Raspberry Pi

Space projects

Conductive materials projects

Kit makers

Interactive art projects

Textile arts and crafts

Rockets and RC toys

Green tech

Radios, vintage computers, and game systems


Electric vehicles



Shelter (tents, domes, etc.)

Unusual tools or machines

Why not show off what you make and share your project with the Midwest maker community? Applications are open through Friday, June 14. Apply today!




Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

Contact me at [email protected] or via @snowgoli.

  • susan easlick

    I took 7 people to the maker faire in Detroit last year. I had been the year before ( with four people) and have been to the San Fran Maker faire( buying tickets for another 6-8 people). LAST YEARS DETROIT MAKER FAIR WAS HORRIBLE. I wanted to ask for my money back. There was little that was technical about it. People made crafts and were selling them, otherwise little was available and you travel far within the museum to see so little, and last year to see such pablum.