Sunday, August 8, 2010
Maker Faire is an offshoot of Make Magazine, which encourages people to work on imaginative DIY projects. The Faire has categories such as Arts, Crafts, Engineering, Food/Sustainability, Green, Music, Science, Young Makers, and Jewelry.
The Maker Faire site offers resources for Educational Outreach, including projects teachers can do with their students, special info for teachers attending the faire, and social networking for teachers.
There's also MAKE TV, which has episodes showing you how to make everything from cigar box guitars to kinetic wave sculptures to blasters that can propel a burrito fifty yards. They offer a free downloadable Project Pack with simple projects to get people started making.
You can see videos about the 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire here.
The big upcoming Faire is in NY, but there are also mini Faires in Kansas City, Rhode Island, and East Bay.