Call for Maker extended!

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire has extended the call for makers! Sign up now through Wednesday, August 26 to be part of this annual event. The second annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be September 5 & 6 held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and at Grand Valley State University’s downtown Pew Campus.

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology based inventions. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire should complete the application located to the right. Spots are first come, first serve basis with openings inside both the GRPM and GVSU as well as outside on the GRPM’s lawn. This year’s Maker Faire expects to see over 7,000 visitors throughout the two day event.

 Tickets are available for purchase now!  $2 off per ticket through August 28.

 

Grand Rapids Maker Faire Tickets on Sale Now!

Join us for this year’s Grand Rapids Maker Faire featuring 100 makers! Tickets on sale now.

One day pass: Adults $8, Children $3 and Seniors $7
Two day pass: Adults $14, Children $5 and Seniors $12

BUY TODAY AND SAVE $2 PER TICKET! 

Makers will include 3D printers, robotics, electric vehicles, tesla coils, knitting and more! Click here to see a list of accepted makers, and check back often as the call to makers is open through August 7.

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Join us for our Maker Mixer tonight!

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, join us at the GR Makers maker space located at 401 Hall Street SW, Grand Rapids!

See live demonstrations, learn about this year’s Maker Faire, ask questions and enjoy refreshments! Representatives from our community partners, GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will be available to talk to and help you sign up for our event!

Want to participate, but don’t want to showcase? Become a volunteer! Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Manager, will be available to talk to about special opportunities.

See you tonight!

IC3D Printing Provides Filament for 2015 Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

3D printers hurry and sign up today for this year’s Maker Faire! Thanks to a generous donation from IC3D printing, the first 15 applicants using 3D printing technology in their demonstrations for this year’s Maker Faire will be provided with filament for these demonstrations.

IC3D printers have donated 15 spools of filament to be used by makers to demonstrate the technology during this year’s Faire.

“We hope that through this donation, we will have even more makers using 3D technologies create engaging, thought provoking demonstrations at this year’s Faire,” said Kate Moore, VP of Marketing and PR at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Thank you IC3D Printing!

About IC3D:

IC3D’s mission is to enable curious tinkerers and inspire young inventors with the high-quality 3D printing gear they will enjoy, while exploring and expressing their inner creativity to the world.

IC3D customers aren’t just buying the best products. They’re buying the trust, confidence, and security that can only come from a team who designs their products for themselves first, and the market second. IC3D filament is developed exclusively for 3D printers and manufactured in Ohio, USA.

 

Calling all Makers!

Whether established or emerging, come and share your innovations at the Grand Rapids Maker Faire!

Join us on September 5 & 6 for the second annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire at the GRPM. Applications are now being accepted. Apply early to ensure your spot for this incredible event to showcase what you’ve made to over 5,000 visitors.  This is a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be accepted through August 7 or until all the spots are filled.

Event tickets will go on sale soon! Check back for more details.

Grand Rapids Maker Faire Call to Makers Now Open!

Join us on September 5 & 6 for the second annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire, once again held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum!

Apply today to be a maker for this year’s fair! The call for makers is now open through August 7. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event should complete the application  on the right of this page. Makers and creators will be listed and featured online later this summer.

The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 6. Tickets will be available for purchase at grpm.org this summer.

 

 

Great Success at the GRPM for our First Mini Maker Faire

With over 70 makers, 4,000 visitors and two fun-filled days, the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire was a success.

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GR Mini Maker Faire

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 The first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for August 30 & 31, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new.

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is being organized by the GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

 

Call for Makers Extended!

We have announced today that we extending the deadline for Maker applications to August 10. The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will take place August 30 & 31 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

We are looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology based inventions. Any groups or individuals interested in participating should complete the application.

See Makers that will be showcasing at the GR Mini Maker Faire here.

TONIGHT: GR MINI MAKER FAIRE INFORMATIONAL EVENT

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Stop into the Maker Information Session tonight at The Geek Group, located at 902 Leonard Street NW in Grand Rapids,  from 6 to 8 p.m.

This session is intended to share information about the Mini Maker Faire, answer questions Makers may have and encourage makers to submit applications. Beverages will be provided.