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ATTENTION ALL CREATIVES, it’s time to sign up to exhibit and participate in Central Virginia’s “Mother of All Show ‘n Tells” . This will be our 3rd Maker Faire and it will be 6 hours of CREATIVE COLLISIONS and a smorgasbord of all you can eat BRAIN FOOD!

Saturday, March 26th from 10-4 at Monticello High School.

Cville Maker Faire On PBS

Be sure to watch Cville Inside-Out, on PBS. Click here to watch the segment on Cville Maker Faire.

Stay curious, get inspired and CREATE!

Steve Hunter, Founder and Director

Scenes from our Maker Faire

Click to enjoy scenes from our 2014 Maker Faire

Stay Curious   Get Inspired   &   Create !

Founder and Director……………….Steve Hunter

Maker Coordinator…………………….Ellen Climo

Maker Coordinator…………………… Michael Asaro

Graphics and Media Coordinator…….Cindy Marks

Artist/Poster Illustrator……………….Kate Little Hunter

Stage Tech Director…………………….Mark Nizer



Scenes from the 2014 Faire

Here is just a taste of the fun we had at the 2014 Charlottesville Maker Faire.

The T-Shirt Cannon

The T-Shirt Cannon

The Chaos Machine is a huge hit with seemingly endless tracks and marbles.

The Chaos Machine is a huge hit with seemingly endless tracks and marbles.

Monticello shared some Thomas Jefferson inventions.

Monticello shared some Thomas Jefferson inventions.

The woodshop!

The woodshop!

The Staunton Maker Space introduces themselves.

The Staunton Maker Space introduces themselves.

Ongoing Robot Battles

Ongoing Robot Battles

St. Anne's students bring Steampunk to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

St. Anne’s students bring Steampunk to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Thomas Jefferson, himself, introduces the fashion show.

Thomas Jefferson, himself, introduces the fashion show.


It Was Great!

Thanks to all of the exhibitors, speakers, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors for helping to make such an enjoyable and inspiring event. A special thank you goes out to Albemarle County Schools for their continued generous support and commitment to bringing Maker Education into the classroom and community. In addition, our gratitude goes to Albemarle County teachers and students who participated in this year’s event, reminding us that education can be inspiring!

Stay Curious, Get Inspired and Create!

Steve Hunter  Founder and Director, Cville Mini Maker Faire

Exhibitors and attendees, please take time to fill out our post-event survey that will be coming your way shortly. We value your feedback.



The Future of Shoe Design And Manufacture

Sag_Cor_RunDr. Casey Kerrigan, renowned rehabilitation physician, inventor, and founder of OESH Shoes, (a Cville based company), will be giving a presentation on the “Future of Shoe Design and Manufacture”. Come learn about how sustainable materials, 3D design software and rapid prototyping are coming together to create a healthy fit for our feet and body.

Our small (legal) size poster is available for you to download and share!

Want to tell your friends, students, co-workers all about the Maker Faire? Put a reminder on the fridge? HERE is the downloadable and printable pdf of our 8.5″ x 14″ (legal sized) poster. Thanks for all your help getting the word out! Use of this poster is limited to the promotion of the Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire.


Need A New Knee? What’s The Future Of Rapid Prototyping?

GavinGarnerrotunda-guitar-2Come to the 2014 Cville Mini Maker Faire and hear Dr. Gavin Garner talk about the future of rapid prototyping.  Gavin is an Associate Professor at UVA in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a huge fan of the Maker Movement. He will bring some of his UVA engineering students and a few of their very cool creations. Not to be missed!

More about Gavin:

Science Hackerspace BioLogik coming to Cville Mini Maker Faire 2014!


BioLogik calls themselves “A Gateway to Science for Everyone.” The new Norfolk biohackerspace is a professional science lab packed with equipment and resources, overseen by citizen scientists. They provide workshops, mentoring and interactive learning, hoping to inspire and motivate students to experiment and give back to their community. Their lab follows professional protocols and aims to be accessible to all ages and levels of expertise. YOU can become part of the new DIY movement in biotech!


Scenes from last year’s 2013 Maker Faire

Just a reminder of how fun last year’s Faire turned out to be and WHY you want to be SURE and sign up for our 2014 Maker Faire!