Info Session #1

Thursday, June 4
6:00 – 8:30 PM
TechShop Pittsburgh

Join us to learn about:

  • Initial plans for Maker Faire Pittsburgh and the many ways you can participate
  • Call for Makers application process opening June 15
  • Making suggestions for what you’d like to see at the event

Beverages and light fare will be provided.



This is the first in a series of Maker Faire Pittsburgh info sessions.

Maker Faire Pittsburgh is a celebration of the region’s makers. Individuals, groups, schools and organizations will be invited to apply to demonstrate what they make and share what they have learned. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’ll be looking for:

Student projects * Robotics * Homegrown Drones * Arduino projects * Raspberry Pi * Space projects * Food makers * Conductive materials projects * Kit makers * Interactive art projects * 3D Printers and CNC Mills * Textile Arts and Crafts * E-Textiles * Home Energy Monitoring * Rockets and RC Toys *  Sustainability & Green Tech * Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems * Electronics * Electric Vehicles * Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects * Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations * Bicycles * Large-scale Art * Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.) * Music Performances and Participation * Unusual Tools or Machines * How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Types of Exhibits:

Maker Exhibit: Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. There is no fee for standard Maker Exhibits. Maker Exhibit can also include these two sub-types:

Commercial Makers: Individuals who would like to market their products or services along with demonstrating what they make at their maker exhibit. There will be an exhibit fee for a standard set-up.

Crafter and Artist Vendors: Indie crafters and artists whose primary intent is to sell their products and artworks at Maker Faire. There will be a fee for participation.

Performance: Musicians and other performing artists who would like to perform at Maker Faire.

Presentation: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community OR makers who would like to demonstrate what they make and how it works in a stage setting.

Sponsors: Start-ups, corporate entities and established companies are welcomed as sponsors at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsor page.

— Other Ways to Participate at Maker Faire —

Volunteer: For information about making an invaluable contribution to the planning and execution of this special community event, please sign up for our mailing list and indicate you would like information on volunteer opportunities.