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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Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event!

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.

 

 

Call for Makers Information Session

 

On WednesdaSONY DSCy, July 23 The Geek Group, located at 902 Leonard Street NW in Grand Rapids, will host a Maker Information Session from 6 to 8 p.m. This session is intended to share information about the Mini Maker Faire, and encourage makers to submit applications that evening.

We are currently seeking makers who are interested in participating in the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire on August 30 & 31, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The call for makers is now open through August 1. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event should complete our application.

Follow the development of the Grand Rapids Maker Faire on Twitter @GRmakerfaire, as well as on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr/ as well.

 

Maker Faire Coming to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI: Maker Faire is coming to Grand Rapids! 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.

“What an exciting event to bring to Grand Rapids,” said Kate Moore, VP of Marketing and PR for the Grand Rapids Public Museum. “As a community institution, we are pleased to be one of the planning partners and venue for the inaugural Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire. This event will truly capture the maker spirit of West Michigan.”

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire takes after its enormous flagship event, Maker Faire Bay Area, which hosts more than 130,000 visitors in San Mateo, California in May. The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and educational installations.  Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group, GRCC and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators, and tinkerers.

“The GR Makers have just returned from the largest Maker Faire the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are excited to be a part of this collaboration bringing Maker Faire to Grand Rapids,” said Casey DuBois of GR Makers.

“The Geek Group is proud to be a partner in the first Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire” said Josh Spencer, Director of Development for the Geek Group.  “This will be a great opportunity to highlight the creative talent that exists in this region and the innovative ideas that are being executed by members of the Geek Group.”

The call for makers is now open through August 1. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event should complete the application at makerfairegrandrapids.com. Makers and creators will be listed and featured on makerfairegrandrapids.com after the Call for Makers closes on August 1.

Maker Faire began in 2006 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE magazine. Maker Faire has appeared in Austin, Detroit, and New York City. Mini Maker Faires have started to sprout up around the United States, including events in Ann Arbor, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, and Boston, and in major international cities such as Tokyo and Paris.

Follow the development of the Grand Rapids Maker Faire on Twitter @grmakerfaire, as well as on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/makerfairegr.