Calls For Makers — Bay Area (Closing), Detroit (Launching)


Our fearless Faire Director, Sherry Huss, texted today to remind me that the “Call for Makers” for the Bay Area Faire closes tomorrow (March 21). If you haven’t submitted yet, brew yourself a pot of strong coffee, beget your big ideas, and fill out this form. Here’s some of what we’re especially looking for. Does this look like you?

Entries
The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to Maker Faire. Please link to photographs or videos of what you make. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
* Student Projects
* Robotics
* Music Performance and Participation
* 3D Printers and CNC Mill
* Textile Arts and Crafts
* Home Energy Monitoring
* Rockets and RC Toys
* Sustainability
* Green Tech
* Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
* Electronics
* Electric Vehicles
* Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
* Food and Beverage Makers
* Robotics
* Puppets
* Kites
* Bicycles
* Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
* Unusual Tools or Machines
* How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

You can find full details and the “Call for Makers” entry form here.

Maker Faire Detroit “Call for Makers”
Also, the Maker Faire Detroit “Call for Makers” will launch on Tuesday (March 22), so tune in for that!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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