San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire:
The Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire was first held in 2010. Now in its fourth year, the event was the first of its kind to focus specifically on youth makers. This youth-oriented DIY festival encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves and take part in a wide-range of hands-on activities, all aimed at promoting invention, creativity, and a sense of wonder.
If you are interested in being a Maker/Exhibitor/Performer at this year’s event, here is a helpful tip in planning your proposal: THINK HANDS-ON!! The most popular exhibits in years’ past have been those that allow attendees to get involved in playing, making, creating, & learning.
Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?
Signing up for a ticket will 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:
- free subscriptions to MAKE magazine
- books and kits from the Maker Shed
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 Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10am-3pm
Where can I park?
There is free parking at Sonoma Country Day School
Where is the handicap parking located?
There are spaces available for handicap parking
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.
When & Where
Sonoma County Office of Education
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 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in three 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 Sonoma County.
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,
- a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
- 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.