When you have an arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D printer around, all it takes is someone with a little bit of curiousity and creativity who likes to tinker and pretty soon you have something new that never existed before. That describes the Maker movement. Put a lot of Makers together and you have a community. Put all the Makers in a specific city together and you have a Maker Faire.
Whether you are an artist, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, tech enthusiast, science club member, you will love attending a Maker Faire. It’s a cross between a science fair and a county fair. Makers of all kinds get together to show off what they have made and what they are making and to learn from others about how they create their crafts. It’s an all-ages, fun-filled event with hands-on activities for kids and adults alike. There are now more than 14 full Maker Faires and more than 120 mini-Maker Faires around the world.You’ll get to meet other curious and fascinated Do-It-Yourselfers who share an interest with you. You will also see new technologies showcased.
There are special resources available for K-12 school administrators, teachers, parents or students who are interested in hosting a School Maker Faire emphasizing STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. You can review the replay of a hangout that talks about what you need to consider if you’re going to run a School Maker Faire.