Thank you to the makers, volunteers, partners, sponsors, attendees, and supporters for participating in the first Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire. Over 1500 people helped make this a great day. Onward and upward!

The Salt Lake City Maker Faire is tomorrow! If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get on it! http://slcmakerfaire.com/tickets

For those of you that have already purchased tickets (smart you!), check in at the main Faire ticketing booth on 200 East next to Library Square and exchange your ticket for a wristband. Then you can come and go as you please throughout the day.

Tickets will be $9-15 at the door.

 

Five more days until amazing! It’s nice to have met many of you before the event. We are having a few more informational gatherings if you’d like to learn more.

Tuesday at 7:00pm at Library Square by the waterfall

This is for general information and to answer any specific questions from makers and volunteers. It’s also a chance to meet each other. If you’ve attended an information session before, have received answers to all of your questions, and don’t want to see our happy faces, then you don’t need to attend. Otherwise, we’ll see you there.

Thursday at 6:00pm at Library Square by the waterfall

This will be for general information for makers and volunteers and maybe an opportunity for volunteers to meet their team leader and get specifics about volunteer duties. Again, if you’d like to learn about volunteering, please show up. You’ll be joining an impressive group of volunteers. Janice, our volunteer manager, will be available to help volunteers sign up for a shift.

To sign up to volunteer, please go to Volunteers.

For tickets, go to Tickets.

Step 1 of all projects involving soldering is to get comfortable with soldering!

Come learn the basics at the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire. We’ll have Make robot blinky light pins available for learning…they’re a fun and simple way to add soldering to your list of skills. And you have a cool pin to show off.

The Learn to Solder booth will be available throughout the day, but come make your pin early so you can wear it around!

 

 

We’ve had quite a few people express their delight that a Maker Faire was coming to Salt Lake City. We’d like to note that the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is being made in Salt Lake City, with the participation of many local and regional Makers and community supporters who are enthusiastic about sharing projects, ideas, skills and resources. As Faire Makers, we’re just gathering them in one place for a fun day.

 

If you are a maker, this Faire is for you.

If you need a little nudge to start your next project, this Faire is for you.

If you want to spend a day learning how to make new things, this Faire is for you.

If you just want to just see some really cool stuff and meet the person that created it, this Faire is for you.

We have a creative and industrious community in Utah. Add in the fact that we live in an inspiring location, and wow, this is a nice place to be a maker.

Join us at the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire on October 6. It’s going to be a great day of DIY.

(The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is part of a network of community-driven events around the world. Check out other Mini Maker Faire action here.)

We’re hosting a Cardboard Challenge at the Salt Lake City Maker Faire as part of the Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge. Build and share your own cardboard arcade game!

Additional details will be posted to our website this week, so stay tuned. We’re also looking for a few volunteers and sponsors to help with this fun event-within-an-event. Please go to our volunteer page to sign up.

If you aren’t familiar with Caine and his arcade, check out the most recent Caine’s Arcade video by Nirvan Mullick about this creative and entrepreneurial boy and the creative inspiration for cardboard arcades around the world.

Here are some more photos from Maker Faire Bay Area (one of the flagship events) to get everyone geared up for the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire.

Come meet your fellow Salt Lake City makers and share your new projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maker Faire Bay Area

 

 

Maker Camp, sponsored by MAKE magazine, is a virtual summer camp for teens, with a focus on creating, building, and discovering. Learn a new project every day and share your results with your friends and the rest of the world! The program runs online through August 24.

Check out Maker Camp here. If you’re participating, send us a link to your camper Google+ page and we’ll send you a discount code for tickets to the Salt Lake City Maker Faire on October 6 at Library Square.

Tech enthusiasts, crafters, craftspeople, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, inventors, do-it-yourselfers, artists, designers, science clubs, students, authors, commercial exhibitors, electronics clubs, and other awesome makers—we’re talking to YOU!

The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is the perfect place to show your latest projects. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other interesting makers and participants. Submit your application to participate as a maker or volunteer to help us produce a fantastic community event.