Maker Faire | Loehmann's Plaza | Special Events | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Maker Faire 

When: Sun., April 25, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 2010
Price: Free

The annual Bay Area Maker Faire is a sprawling, multiday extravaganza that resembles a DIY Disneyland. Started by Make magazine in 2006, it brings together hobbyists, crafters, engineers and hackers of the physical world as well as the electronic. With more than 600 exhibitors, the 2009 Faire was a sensory overload, with human-powered amusement park rides, flame-throwing robots and a life-size Mousetrap game, to name just three of the sights.

Maker Faire: NC will be a much smaller and lower-key affair but with a similarly eclectic range of exhibitors, from quilters to robotics clubs to the creator of miniature remote-control warship cannons. It's co-sponsored by TechShop, the membership-based, all-purpose fabricating plant profiled in the Indy last summer. According to a The New York Times article published two weeks ago, the founders of the original TechShop in Silicon Valley plan to open 10 more franchises in the next two years. Similarly, the Maker Faire is expanding to Detroit and New York. Both groups are betting on the continued growth of the "maker" movement, which reimagines consumer culture and calls for the democratization of the means of production. —Marc Maximov

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation