Call for Makers

The Maker Faire is returning to the Queen City!

The fourth annual Charlotte Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Discovery Place Science from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Call for Makers deadline is midnight on September 3, 2018. All applicants will be notified by September 17, 2018.

Become a Maker

luthier with instruments at Charlotte Mini Maker Faire



  • 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
  • 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 interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things.