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Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire

The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, workshops, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is organized under license from Maker Media, Inc. and is part of a global network of  independently produced events that are inspired by the large, flagship Maker Faires held in the Bay Area in the spring and in New York in the fall. Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire 2015 is produced by Benefete and Makertoast in cooperation with partnering organizations and volunteers.

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, scientists, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Orlando, Milwaukee, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of “featured” 2015 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and almost 100 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Salt Lake City.

MAKE Magazine

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics,Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.