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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2014

Urban School Foundation

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2014

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Attendance is Free!  Why sign up for a ticket?

Registering online in advance will get you through the door faster.  On Saturday, May 3rd, just show us your ticket, get stamped, and start making!

Signing up for a ticket will also help us to gauge how many people will be coming and will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.

In exchange for signing up, you'll be entered into a random drawing with a chance at winning one of several door prizes made by our members or donated by our sponsors.  

Prizes include:

Check our website closer to the event for a full list of prizes.  Prize winners will be notified by e-mail after the event and will be announced via our website.


What day(s) and hour(s) will Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire be open to the public? 
Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where can I park? 
We strongly recomment public transportation or biking, but there will be free street parking available around the school, as well as at a nearby lot.

Where is the handicap parking located?
If you need special assistance, please contact us at

Where can I park my RV?
If you need special assistance, please contact us at

Is public transportation available? 
Yes!  For more information, please see our website:

Will you have bike parking? 
Yes.  Bike parking will be available along the east gate of Schurz High School.

Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire? 
Of course!  Please contact us at

What if it rains? 
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.

What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.

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Have questions about Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2014? Contact Urban School Foundation

When & Where

Carl Schurz High School
3601 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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About Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire:

Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest officially licensed Maker Faire in the Chicagoland area. In 2011, local lockpicker and math educator Christina Pei teamed up with Principal Dan Kramer of Schurz High School to found a local, grassroots celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit in Chicago. Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire focuses on education across all ages and social groups. Our makers represent a mix of beginners and experts, hobbyists and professionals, groups and individuals, and all ages, backgrounds, and interests. With a shoestring budget and only a dream, our inaugural Mini Maker Faire in April, 2012 was a smashing success thanks to the 50+ makers who shared their talents in 3D printing, robotics, jewelry making, and urban farming, just to name a few. Now with close to 100 makers, we're still growing. Come experience it for yourself! 

Questions? Contact us:

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 800 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in four years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Chicago Northside.

Maker Faire is organized by MAKE magazine and supported by O'Reilly Media.

About MAKE Magazine:

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects,;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.
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