Get in on the action and volunteer!

Want to receive a free ticket to Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016? Volunteer! We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in general operations and ticketing throughout this three day event. Volunteers will help set up, tear down and clean up maker booths. Duties also include processing tickets and assisting the general public as they navigate the greatest show and tell on earth! Just four hours of your time will help make this Faire possible, and as a thank you for your dedication, volunteers will receive free admission to Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link below:

Call for Makers EXTENDED to September 12!

22511748782_b2610b43d3_oDue to the volume of inquiries we have received this last week, we decided to extend our Call For Makers until September 12, 2016! Calling all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: the Call for Entries is now open for Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2016!

Maker Faire Pittsburgh will be held October 15-16, 2016, on Pittsburgh’s Historic Northside. New this year is our Education Friday, to be held on October 14, 2016.  This is a special sneak preview for all students and schools in the region from grades 2-12 to enjoy the Faire!


Maker Faire Pittsburgh is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and forward thinking projects and ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkerer spirit. Exhibits and displays can range from student projects, robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, textile arts and crafts, home energy monitoring, rockets and R/C toys, sustainability, green tech, radios, vintage computers and game systems, electronics, electric vehicles, biology/biotech and chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles, and unusual tools or machines.

Individuals, groups, schools, clubs, organizations, and commercial makers are invited to apply to demonstrate what they make and share what they have learned with other makers and with the community.


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Highlights from Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015



Here are just a few of the wonderful images captured at Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015.  See the entire album at our Flickr site.

Photos by Larry Rippel.