A Decade in the Making!

Our 10th Annual Maker Faire!

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is a community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading, and makers of all kinds. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the Baton Rouge area and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Our theme this year is metal! Metal is one of the most common maker materials out there and so many makers rely on it’s durability and variability in their work. Makers of all types rely on metal in their projects; be it jewelry-making, repurposing scrap, CNC work, and even sewing and crocheting! We’re particularly looking for people whose work highlights or features metal and metal-inspired work, like using or repurposing scrap metal; using heavy machinery; and so much more!

Building a strong maker community means working together, so priority acceptance will go to makers who can incorporate something to teach or share with Maker Faire attendees. When the Call for Makers is open, you can click below to sign up.

The Call for Makers is CLOSED!

Join us on October 7th at the Main Library on Goodwood to meet this year’s makers!

 

Not sure what “counts” as being a maker? Here are some of the things previous makers have done:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: makerfaire@ebrpl.com