The 2015 Nashville Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203.
2015 Exhibits & Activities
- Robot combat
- Power Wheels racing
- 3D printing
- Star Wars props & costumes
- Virtual reality technology
- High altitude ballooning
- The Majestic Calliopatronium
- Kids tinkering zones
- Screen printing
- Steampunk gear
- Digital projection dome
- Mr. B’s Rap App
- Live music
- …and much more!
Click here to learn more about being a Maker at the Faire and winning the $1,000 “Best in Show” prize, courtesy of Lightning 100!
WHAT IS IT?
The Nashville Mini Maker Faire (or NMMF from here on out) is a one day exhibition of creative making. Think of NMMF as a local version of Maker Faire Bay Area or World Maker Faire New York, two yearly exhibitions organized by Make Magazine. NMMF is one of over 100 “mini” faires around the globe, organized by local grassroots makers.
NMMF will host exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, panelists and performers from around the region. The faire will take place at the Adventure Science Center, using its outdoor campus.
Why Mini? Why not Maxo-Stupendous? Is it small or for little things?
No, there is nothing small about this event, except for maybe how amazingly small the circuit boards have become which power some of the exhibits. The “mini” in NMMF just means that it’s a locally-produced event. Whenever you see “mini,” just think Uniquely Nashville!
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Sponsor the Faire!
Several sponsorship options are available to appeal to both small and large organizations. Find out more.
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.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 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, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.
About Make: Magazine:
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.