Author Archives: MAKESHOP Angela

We Are All Makers

The deadline for the Round I Call for Makers is just 24 hours away at 5 pm on June 30th! We want to see the geekiest, craftiest, noisiest and most downright jaw-dropping stuff that you make, Pittsburgh. To get inspired (and see some fun examples from other Faires), check out this unforgettable TED Talk by the founder of Maker Faire, Dale Dougherty.


Video Call for Makers

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is hunting for the most inventive makers around to help us mount one of the most vibrant mini maker faires in the world! The first deadline is just 1 week away on June 30th. Click the Call for Makers tab to apply and check out this video for glimpses of the action from the first annual Faire last year. Share this video widely with makers YOU know!

Special thanks to WDO Photography and THE MAKESHOP SHOW™ for producing this video.

Tune in to the radio Call for Makers

Tune in to The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show this Saturday morning, June 16 at 7:20 a.m. to hear Faire coordinator Angela Seals chat with host Larry Berger about this year’s Call for Makers. To listen online or find the radio dial location nearest you, click here. If you live in Pittsburgh, you’ll hear it on WRCT 88.3 FM.

How To Design a Make-tastic Maker Booth

Now that the Call for Makers is officially open for Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire 2012, creative folks  all over the region are buzzing about what to present at the Faire. Our goal is to mount one of the most vibrant minis in the world right here in southwestern PA. One of the keys to getting there is for every maker to propose and present an amazing booth! Get inspired with these resources:

  • Virtually visit Maker Faire through entertaining videos, photos and blog posts online. The original Faire in San Mateo, CA each spring draws over 80,000 attendees and is the standard bearer for the 40+ mini faires around the globe.
  • Seattle Mini Maker Faire’s Booth Workshop, posted in full online, offers tips and ideas for interactive booth design and hands-on activities. 

Start dreaming about what YOU will propose as your entry to Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire 2012. Then click here to apply!

The Call for Makers is Open!

Save the Date!

The second annual Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire will be held Sept. 22, 2012 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square (formerly known as Allegheny Public Square) on the North Side, hosted again by HackPittsburgh and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Save the date and stay tuned for details!