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About Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire:

Click here to watch the PBS segment on our last Mini Maker Faire:

http://video.ideastations.org/video/2365480750/

Click to enjoy scenes from our 2014 Maker Faire

Click to enjoy scenes from our 2013 Maker Faire!

Charlottesville and the surrounding Jefferson Area has been a quiet hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, but no more! It’s time to make some noise, bring out our maker and crafter projects, battle some ‘bots, and have some raucous family fun. Our third Mini Maker Faire in Central Virginia will be held on MARCH 26, 2016, and will celebrate invention, innovation, and curiosity.

The Mini Maker Faire will be held at Monticello High School. Thanks to Albemarle County Schools for their generous support! Monticello High School  is located on Independence  Lane, just off Mill Creek Drive and Route 20 south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you are a maker, crafter, inventer, tinkerer, hacker or DIYer, come show of your stuff. Submit your proposal now.

Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire is produced  by Got It Made Productions LLC

Founder and Director………….Steve Hunter        steve@got-itmade.com

Maker Coordinator………………..Ellen Climo       ellen@got-itmade.com

Graphics and Media Coordinator….Cindy Marks     cindy@got-itmade.com

Poster Illustration…………………………Kate Little Hunter

Stage Tech……………………………………Mark Nizer

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.

Maker Faire Logo

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Charlottesville.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

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.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make:
and Maker Media is:

  • 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 publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.

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