Author Archives: Steve Hunter

Another Great Faire !!!

See the slideshow with highlights from our event in 2016:

First thanks to all of our sponsors:

Albemarle County Public Schools, ShopBot, PVCC, Staunton Maker Space, Apprenticeship Connections, Active Media Group, Catstone Press, Charlottesville Family, Tandem Friends School, IX Art Park and The Habitat Store

And let’s not forget our volunteers:

Marc Lipson, Peggy Riso, Mark Nizer, Ellen Climo, Jim Respress, Kate Little Hunter, Dan Hunt, Cosmo, Chi Cho, Brian Wimer, Cindy Marks , the crew from Theta Tau at UVA and last but not least, all of the folks who strutted their stuff at the Big Hat Show!

We had another terrific event, full of creative and inspired exhibitors, coming from Northern Virginia, Richmond, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Fluvanna County and of course from our Cville/Albemarle area.

Finally, thanks to all of our attendees, who bring the curiosity and energy that makes our Cville Mini Maker Faire such an enjoyable and inspiring event!

Stay Curious, Get Inspired and CREATE!





ShopBot Tools, PVCC Engineering, Staunton Maker Space, Apprenticeship Connections, Cville First Person Viewing Drones, UVA Engineering, ACPS Robotics, JMU Industrial Design, The Chaos Machine, The Cup Cake Car, Tinkersmiths, IX Art Park, Cville Repair Café, The Tick Comb, Cav. Robotics, Russell Richards Vac. Forming Masks, Transition Cville, The ELF Mobile, 3D Central, Autonomous Industries, John Rubino, Stuart Hall School, Burley Middle School, Henley Middle School, Argo Dezines, Scheps Sculpts, CATEC, Alb. Amateur Radio, Licorice Tree Felting, Cville Open Bio Labs, Monticello Jefferson Replicas, Tech Girls, Grumpy Angel Designs, Red’s Custom Jewelry, Chancellor St. School Wood Bench, Habitat Store, The Big Hat Show at 3pm, Computers 4 Kids, Stone Robinson Elementary School, Gravity Is Optional….




Check Out The Latest Interview On The Cville Mini Maker Faire

Click on this link to hear the latest interview about the Cville Mini Maker Faire

ShopBot Is Coming To Cville Maker Faire !!!

ShopBot will be demonstrating their Handibot Smart Power Tool at the 3rd  Cville Mini Maker Faire on Sat., March 26th, 10-4pm. This is not to be missed!!!

A portable computer-controlled router that can cut intricate shapes and is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can control it with your phone!

Check out this amazing machine in action with their videos HERE.


The Big Hat Fashion Show Comes to Cville Maker Faire

Months in the making, The BIG Hat Show began with a desire to mix big shapes with improvisational movement.  It is a runway show highlighting the talents of local designers, dancers, and a few fashion mavericks from New York City. screen-capture-16

We’ve got hip-hop, big designs, glitter spoons, and a whole lot of inspired, sculptural hats to bring you joy in this one-time only showcase.

The BIG Hat Show is appropriate for adults, children, contortionists, dance enthusiasts, pig wranglers, trolley drivers, line cooks and people of all creative persuasions.  Bring your friends, bring your grandparents, have a great time!

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

Graphics and Media Coordinator…….Cindy Marks

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

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