Call for Makers Now OPEN

22511748782_b2610b43d3_oCalling 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.

Round 1 Application Deadline:  July 15, 2016

Round 2 Application Deadline:  August 15, 2016

Want to learn more? Join us for one of these Maker Info Sessions:

May 12, 6:30PM, at Assemble in Garfield   Click here to register

May 24, 6:30PM, at Children’s Museum MAKESHOP in Pgh’s Northside   Click here to register

June 9, 6:30PM, at TechShop in East Liberty   Click here to register
*This Info Session will include ASL interpretation and Audio Description

June 23, 6:30PM, at Looking For Group in Brookline   Click here to register

July 12, 6:30PM, at HackPittsburgh in Uptown   Click here to register

July 28, 6:30PM, at  Innovation Works in Pgh’s Northside   Click here to register

Education Friday


New This Year!
Maker Faire Pittsburgh Education Friday
Friday, October 14, 2016

Where: Buhl Community Park and Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center) On Pittsburgh’s Historic Northside

Bring your students grades 2 – 12 on a field trip to get a Sneak Preview of Maker Faire Pittsburgh on Friday, October 14.

This day offers an excellent opportunity to engage kids in the Maker Movement and have a hands-on experience in the world of making.

Click here to join the Maker Faire mailing list and stay up-to-date on details and information for Maker Faire Pittsburgh Education Friday.

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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.