Thank You for Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016!

Thank you to all of the makers, attendees, volunteers, staff, crew and partners, collaborators and sponsors who made Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016 so amazing! Plans for next year’s Faire are already in the works (or at least being discussed!) You can sign up for email updates in the right margin and follow the Faire on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pghmakerfaire.

Maker Faire of Pittsburgh 2016

Power Wheels Racing Series

Power Wheels Racing was an exciting addition to Maker Faire Pittsburgh this year!  As the crowds cheered, cars in the form of a Lego block, Lightning McQueen, ambulance, the Bluth stairs, even a waffle jockeyed for position on the course.  Some sped by, others traveled more leisurely.  Moxie points were in high contention and the sprints and the endurance race had thrilling finishes.  We can’t wait for next year!  Here are the official results:

Maker Faire Pittsburgh Power Wheels Race

Sprint 1 (Saturday):   Baltimore Burners – Lightning McQueen
Sprint 2 (Saturday):   HackPittsburgh – Lego Car
Endurance (Sunday):   HackPittsburgh – Lego Car
Moxie:  HackPittsburgh – Lego Car
Overall:  HackPittsburgh – Lego Car

Power Wheel Racing 2016 Season

Championship, Tesla Cup:   Master Builders Racing – MB4
Race Points, Chapman Trophy:   FUBAR Labs – FUBAR
Moxie Cup:   Baltimore Burners – Lightning McQueen

Maker Faire Was a Blast!

Maker Faire was a time to play and learn!  We got the weekend off to a joyful start with a Faire field trip for school groups on Remake Learning Education Friday.  Thank you to Remake Learning for its support, all of the students and educators who attended, and the makers who ran workshops and set up their booths early to show everyone their amazing projects.

Over the beautiful weekend, makers and attendees (and basically anyone who got near the Faire!) demonstrated, shared, played, learned and became more inspired with every encounter.  We walked amongst Storm Troopers, monsters and people from other worlds – even a roaming Dalek. Drones flew, realities were altered,  race cars crashed, dancers and painters made art together, chocolate Makeys were molded, theater improvised, planes soared, robots wowed – and that’s just a short list of the unique experiences had at the Faire.

It takes a community of amazing people to pull off a Maker Faire and this event was no exception.  Top of the list is Maker Faire Director Kayce Dewey, and Chad Elish of Faire co-producer HackPittsburgh for their long hours and hard work.  A standing O for all of the makers who spent the weekend sharing and playing and learning with attendees. We are grateful for the support of all our wonderful Sponsors.  The Faire ran smoothly on account of the incredible Faire staff led by Greg, Allie and Casey, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff and the many fabulous volunteers.

As this Faire goes in the books, we know many people are planning, designing and tweaking their next maker project as a result of what they learned and saw this past weekend.

Remember to post your photos and highlights to @makerfairepgh on Twitter and Instagram, and facebook.com/pghmakerfaire on Facebook.  

Thank you!  #makerfairepgh

Maker Faire Is Here

Saturday was a beautiful day at Maker Faire Pittsburgh, with mini cars racing until the wheels (literally) came off, makers of all ages inviting you to discover their ingenious projects, hands-on workshops, drones flying, acrobats, artisans, music, food and so much more.

The weather report calls for another gorgeous day, the makers are excited and we’re ready for Day 2!

A few reminders:

One-day Tickets can be purchased at all three box offices at the Faire throughout the weekend.

Parking is available on street, and in the Nova Place Garage at $10 for the whole day.  Just show your Maker Faire tickets.

Food:  There are plenty of food options at the Faire, including Food Truck Village with food trucks from BRGR, Pittsburgh Po’ Boy, Franktuary and many more; the Big Red Room Cafe in the Children’s Museum;, and Eco Bistro in Nova Place mall.

Maker Faire and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, producer of the Faire, are committed to providing an inclusive and interactive experience for all visitors. Check out the Accessibility tab for information on services available.

Check out the Attend tab for all the essential details, and we’ll see you at the Faire!