NoCo Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers is now OPEN!

        Call for Makers is Open!

Applications will be accepted in July and August for Maker Participation 

Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Colorado’s largest Maker Event to be held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this hands-on celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulnesscanfind out more and apply at www.nocomakerfaire.com. The NoCo Mini Maker Faire particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. The Call for Makers is open from now through August 31. Even if you are just imagining what you might create to show off at the Faire, click on the Make button and tell us what you are thinking. We’ll call you within a couple weeks and talk about ideas, collaborations, and possibilities.

This unique family-friendly event draws makers from all over the State to celebrate their unbridled creativity. Last year’s event drew thousands of makers and families from across the Rocky Mountain region and this year will be even bigger and better! We’re creating a wide range of amazing Showcases to show off all of the wonderful things you are making – take a look and join us!

 

Fly me to the Moon!
Aerospace, rockets and propulsion, things that take flight.

Making the Future – Youth entrepreneurship:
Including a Youth Entrepreneurs marketplace, Middle School Innovation Center, CSU Center for Entrepreneurship

Artisan Hall:
Metal arts, folk arts, woodworking, glassblowing, textiles spinning and weaving, quilting, natural products

Innovation to Commercialization:

  • Idea creation, Design and Entrepreneurship –  desktop tools, prototyping, market launch services, inventors
  • Manufacturing/Tools of Production – CNC Milling, 3 D printing, Digitizing, tools manufacturers, craftsman, tool shop, machine shop

Fun & Games:
Cardboard Challenge, Sculpture Games, Legos, Toy Hack

Robotics:
Statewide Robotics competition/Action Works, Robotics Experiences and presentations

Tech tinkerers:
Electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the amazing things you do with them! Fort Collins Museum of Discovery take-apart electronics, Sparkfun Soldering booth

STEAM Celebration:
Innovation in education and youth STEAM projects (STEM + A for Arts)

Arts/Creativity:
Connectivity paint, wire, National tech artists, Steampunk, fine arts and urban arts

Mad Scientists:
Colorado Labs – NIST, NCAR, CIRES, NREL….., science exhibitors

Pedal Power and Creative Cars:
bikes, boards, scooters, Nerdy Derby, CSU race team, art cars

Character Creators:
Making Stories, presentations from national Animators  and Comic Book creators, R2D2s, Stormtroopers, Dalek, CosPlay

Cultivate:
Local food and cultivation

 

In addition, we are creating collaborations throughout the region to bring you community projects that will knock your socks off! We’re bringing in a manufacturing career faire, a VIP Maker Mixer, and a community-wide art project that you’ll be able to help create! Stay tuned for more….

To sign up, click the MAKE button below!

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The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, the NoCo Faire is supported by Presenting Sponsor by SparkFun Electronics. Additional Community Sponsors include Action Works Educational Non-Profit and the City of Loveland. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the website at www.nocomakerfaire.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nocominimakerfaire .The NoCo Mini Maker faire is independently produced by Making Progress in collaboration with Maker Media.

 

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