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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:

makerfairepittsburgh.com/volunteers/

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!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS A MAKER

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.

 

Highlights from Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015

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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.

 

Making the Faire Accessible to Everyone

IMG_4299 cropChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh thanks the Pittsburgh Pirates, Westinghouse, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Urban Innovation 21 for their support in helping all members of our community attend Maker Faire Pittsburgh.

Thanks also to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Westinghouse for underwriting the Museum’s ability to extend its Museums for All policy to Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015 attendees.


In addition to the accessibility accommodations from the Children’s Museum, we were excited to welcome several makers whose projects focus on making experiences accessible to all, including:

Xogo (formerly Haxbox) makes it easy to use all sorts of interfaces — joysticks, buttons, sip-n-puff, etc – to play the latest game consoles, letting you fully customize how you play favorite video games. It allows people with physical disabilities to play alongside abled friends and socialize on an equal footing.

Watch Xogo in action at Maker Faire

Find Some Flow creates inclusive play and play spaces round Pittsburgh in its quest to free play and play for the masses, create engaging examples of the power of play and deliver these experiences to the populations that need them most.  It supports wildly engaging health experiences, challenges perspectives and adapts environments to change what is possible through games, play and the principles that underlie them.

Watch Find Some Flow inclusive games at Maker Faire