Cleveland Mini Maker Faire
presented by Ingenuity Cleveland & Cleveland Public Library
Wondering what a ‘maker’ is? Haven’t heard of the ‘Maker Movement’? Let’s clear this up: a maker is defined as a creator, an artist, a hobbyist, a tinkerer, a scientist, technologist, engineer, and everything in between. Somebody who…well…makes things! Make Media defines the Maker Movement as the following
As the movement has gathered increasing momentum, makers have created their own market ecosystem, developing new products and services. The combination of ingenious makers and innovative technologies such as the Arduino microcontroller and personal 3D printing are driving innovation in manufacturing, engineering, industrial design, hardware technology and education. Over the years, the MAKE division has become synonymous with the Maker Movement and is the recognized leader of this growing community of makers.
Many makers are hobbyists, enthusiasts or students (amateurs!)–but they are also a wellspring of innovation, creating new products and producing value in the community. Some makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies.
So what will you find at a Maker Faire?
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
How much does it cost?
The Cleveland Mini Maker Faire is FREEEEEE!!!!!!