What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About the Rochester Mini Maker Faire

A MAKER FAIRE IS ABOUT CELEBRATING LEARNING AND DOING – NOT JUST THE FINISHED AND PERFECT END PRODUCT.  IT’S A PLACE TO SHOW PROJECTS AND SHARE WHAT WE’RE LEARNING WITH OTHERS.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Rochester Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

2016 marks the third anniversary of the Rochester Mini Maker Faire.

The Rochester Mini Maker Faire celebrated its first event in November of 2014 with over 90 maker exhibits from across Western New York and 1,500 visitors of all ages in attendance. In 2015, we had 115 maker exhibits and approximately 3,000 attendees.

 

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE:

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

 

ABOUT NYSCATE:

NYSCATE is an organization of dedicated technology using educators, committed to transforming teaching and learning, in order to provide our children with an education that prepares them to live satisfying and productive lives.

NYSCATE (The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education), is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 8,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations, and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools. NYSCATE is involved in helping define statewide policy regarding the use of technologies in education. Please read the President’s Welcome message to learn more.

NYSCATE has drawn strength and support from its talented and diverse membership since 1965. With a current membership of over 2,000 members, all regions of the state are represented in our community of teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, consultants, and business people.