Maker Faire

Fire up the buzzsaw! Break out the loom! Crank up the microcomputer! It’s time to apply to be a part of the Louisville Mini Maker Faire this fall. There are a lot of ways to participate in the Maker Faire: You can teach a workshop, exhibit your DIY gizmos, perform something Maker-y, or be an exhibiting sponsor. You also can participate as a solo maker or sign up a group.

Earlier this month, IL reported the Maker Faire is moving its date and location this year. The event will take place on Museum Row on Sept. 19 and is no longer a part of NuLu Festival. The Faire is expanding from one block to two — so there is a lot more space in which to play.

Organizer Dayna Neumann tells IL that she sent an invite to schools and teachers in May. The summer is the perfect time to dream up a project for your handy kids. Young Makers ages 7-17 and their adult helpers are invited to participate. The invite said: “We love having young Makers demo their projects — but we love it even more when they help teach other kids Maker skills!”

Don’t forget, while the Maker Faire leans tech-heavy, it’s not tech-exclusive. Artists are Makers, too.

“We welcome Makers of all ages who are passionate about STEM and STEAM and demonstrating what you make and how you make it.”

Apply to participate online now.

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