The Call for Makers is Open!

On June 11/12 the third annual Denver Mini Maker Faire returns to the


Are you ready to join this exceptional tribe of makers and creators?

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Lumenexus Interactive Light and Sound Sculpture
Created by a team based in Solid State Depot including John English, Kevin McWilliams, Austin Glaser and Claire Lay.

Strut your stuff in front of 5000+ attendees over this two-day extravaganza of making. This unique, family-friendly event draws makers from across Colorado and over 13 states to celebrate their unbridled curiosity, engineering/building skills, and creativity. Our theme for 2016 is Building the Future – so we are developing exhibits that show the future of wearable tech, interactive gaming, biotech, fabrication technologies and more. The Denver Mini Maker Faire team is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the tinkerer spirit.

“Inspiring people of all ages to actively create, invent, and problem solve is part of our mission,” said Nathan Seidle, Founder and CEO of SparkFun Electronics. “We are proud of our ongoing work with The Denver Mini Maker Faire–this event is not about a one-weekend experience, it is about connecting people to leading-edge technology and motivating them to innovate for the future.”

Show off something from the categories below – or make up your own!

Engineering and Building:
Last year we had the TrotBot created by a youth engineer club, a city built of cardboard and LEDs, metals arts and sculptures. What are you dreaming up this year?

Fashion Forward and Wearable Tech:
Tech fashion, RAFT’s recycled fashion creations, CosPlay, unique textiles

Inventors Fun & Games:
Inventors Design Studio, lifesized Interactive arcade games, Toy Hack

Rocket and Robots:
Robotics experiences, aerospace, rocket propulsion, Drones and things that Fly.

Tech tinkerers:
Electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the amazing things you do with them!

STEAM Celebration:
Innovation in education and youth STEAM projects (STEM + A for Arts).

Mad Scientists:
Denver Mad Scientists, Colorado Labs – NIST, NCAR, CIRES…science exhibitors

Character Creators and Creative Arts:
R2D2s, Stormtroopers, Daleks, TARDIS, Urban arts and Art Cars

Design and Fabrication:
From 3D design to creating with tools such as metal working, woodcrafting, CNC milling, welding

This is a hands-on event, so please have your exhibit be something that demonstrates making. If you want to discuss your ideas to exhibit or already know what you are working on, hit the MAKE button and tell us all about your awesome project!

The Call for Makers is open from now through March 30. After this date we will accept projects on a space available basis up through May 15. Last year our maker spaces filled up early – don’t wait to let us know you are interested. Don’t be shy about putting your project in, we’ll give you a call and talk through your creative ideas before confirming your space at the Faire.

The Denver Mini Maker Faire is generously supported by Presenting Sponsors SparkFun Electronics, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Make Magazine as well as builder sponsor Epilog Laser.  The Denver Mini Maker faire is independently produced by the Colorado Maker Hub 501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media.

Apply to Exhibit as a Maker:


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