Call For Submissions To Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2015

Are you a maker, inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, designer, hacker, or student who wants to share their latest creation or maker project? The call for entries for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire at the Brighton Dome on 5th September 2015 is now open.

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LED lights display at Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014. Photo by Kati Byrne

 

Last year, more than 3000 people came to learn something new, and be inspired by over 200 mind-boggling Maker projects. Highlights included playing the giant spherical Pac-Man game, felt-making,  knitting, robot wars, the explosive science lab, toy-hacking, designing a city in Minecraft, and smartphone-controlled 3D-printed cars.

Some makers get involved to share their passion for traditional craft or their latest invention, others see it as a chance to test the waters with new products and have launched ventures such as 3Dify, MakerClub, Young Inventors’ Centre, Stone Turners and the Crafty Robot.

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Edi and Amelie making R2-D2 and a doll with auntie Katie. Photo by Kati Byrne

This year’s Brighton Mini Maker Faire, which is part of the Brighton Digital Festival, is returning for its fifth consecutive year. The celebration of arts, crafts, science and technology has appealed to people from all walks of life and ages, particularly families with children. Visitors spend on average 4 hours at the event, soaking up the magic and getting hands-on.

Andrew Sleigh, co-founder of the Brighton Mini Maker Faire, said: “I never cease to be amazed by the ambition and passion of our makers. Each year there’s something bolder and more creative than the last.”

This year we are pleased to welcome community review giant Yelp as gold sponsor and are grateful to our founder sponsors Maplin, Bare Conductive and O’Reilly, for their help in launching Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2015.

Key dates:

Deadline for projects and workshops submissions: Monday 8th June 2015

Brighton Mini Maker Faire: Saturday 5th September 2015

Applicants are asked to describe the nature of their project or workshop and how they would like to exhibit or share it with visitors here:

http://is.gd/calltomakers15

All applicants will be contacted in July.

The event is organised by a team of volunteers, so if you are interested in getting involved in the run up to and/or during the event, please get in touch here: www.makerfairebrighton.com/volunteer

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More About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, that celebrates the Maker movement.

Activities for all ages include arts & crafts, robots and engineering, wood and metalwork, electronics, science, tech, music and more amazing do-it-yourself creations.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The Maker Faire mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire.

Further information can be found at www.makerfairebrighton.com

Follow us at: twitter.com/makerfaireBTN

Facebook.com/brightonmakerfaire

For more information about the call to makers, the actual event, images, and interviews please contact Kati Byrne, 07984185838, kati.byrne@developingdreams.com

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. Over the past 3 years, Brighton Mini Maker Faire has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
  2. The event is produced in association with Build Brighton, Developing Dreams, Make magazine, Brighton Dome, and NLD Accountancy.
  3. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is part of Brighton Digital Festival, a month-long celebration of digital culture throughout September in Brighton. www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk
  4. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006 and in 2014 celebrated its 9th annual Bay Area event with some 200,000 people in attendance. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Brighton Mini Maker Faire. To find out more about the global Maker Faire movement, visit: http://makerfaire.com

One comment

  1. Paige

    This Mini Maker Faire looks like loads of fun. I am sure there are fascinating crafts and inventions there. Thanks for sharing the info!

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