Call for Makers

The Maker Faire is returning to the Queen City!

The third annual Charlotte Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Discovery Place Science from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Call for Makers will open in June as we begin our search for the innovative and interactive exhibitors, workshop leaders and performers to share their talents with the Charlotte area at this one-of-a-kind event.

luthier with instruments at Charlotte Mini Maker Faire

There is no cost to exhibit at the faire, unless you have creations you will sell to the public. If so, you will be considered a Commercial Maker and will be charged a $50 fee to participate.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Homegrown drones
  • Arduino projects
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Space projects
  • Food makers (Food and drink sales are not permitted, although you may give away free samples.)
  • Conductive materials projects
  • Kit makers
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile arts and crafts
  • E-Textiles
  • Home energy monitoring
  • Rockets and RC toys
  • Sustainability and green technology
  • Radios, vintage computers and game systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric vehicles
  • Science, biology/biotech and chemistry projects
  • Puppets, kites and other whimsical creations
  • Bicycles
  • Large-scale art
  • Shelter (tents, domes, etc.)
  • Music performances and participation
  • Unusual tools or machines
  • How to fix things or take them apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.)

These are just some of the topics we’re looking for. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.