Makers

What is a Maker Faire?

Maker Faire events across the United States are celebrating a DIY/homegrown invention movement. Whether it’s a home-built robot, video game, handbag, miniature race car, musical instrument, or sustainable micro garden, Maker Faires showcases all that is creative and innovative in our community.

What kinds of exhibitions will be there?
Interactive projects that showcase the value and process of “making,” including:

  • Vintage Tech and Gaming
  • Design/Architecture/Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Hacker and Maker Space
  • Biotech/Biochem
  • 3D Printers
  • Tesla Coils
  • Miniature Racing and Boating
  • Student Projects/Experiments
  • Clothing/Textile Design and Innovation
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Crafts
  • Found objects
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Fire/Water Displays
  • Unusual Tools
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • HAM Radio
  • Art Cars

What are the characteristics we are looking for as Makers?

A do-it-yourself project that is unique, inspiring, engaging, and interactive with observers. It tells a story. It might be a piece of art or a tool or project that does something different. It should be something that hasn’t been seen before, or at least by few people. It should not be for commercial purposes. The Maker needs to be there to demo and explain their product. There are different categories in size, most will fit in a 10x10ft inside space, but bigger exhibitors will be outside. It’s okay to take commercial things and do a “mash-up” that repurposes things in unique and “ah hah” ways, like an underwater bicycle. Risky projects are encouraged, but need to be managed in a way that the audience and property remain safe. For example a rocket-propelled motorcycle would be great, but would need to be shown in a safe way.

The CALL FOR MAKERS APPLICATION is here:
Maker Faire Vermont Application to Exhibit
The Call for Makers is open until August 30, 2017.


More questions? Contact us at (802) 578-7738 or email doug@cmfinnovation.org