Registration is Now OPEN!

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Registration for the Faire is now OPEN! Register now and you can share the news via social media, stay in the loop with event updates and announcements, and join a growing group of attendees who will make 2015 our best year ever!!

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Meet Our Makers!

Check out the Franken ToyMobile!  This pedal powered maker space travels around the city – with a focus on the south and southwest sides – offering free workshops to youth and families.  Toy parts that have been donated are reused to make an original creation to take home.  Let your imagination run wild, take something old, and make something new with the Franken ToyMobile at the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire, August 8!

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http://www.frankentoymobile.com/

You Make Us Happen

We have 30 days left in our Indiegogo campaign and we are so grateful to those who have so generously contributed towards the success of this year’s Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. Thank you.

The south side of Chicago is made up of awesomely talented people who are constantly doing amazing things and the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire is made possible by those same people: You.

That’s why we need your help. You make us happen. If you haven’t already, please consider contributing to our fundraising campaign. Your contributions will directly help us to continue our young tradition of showcasing Makers from the often-overlooked south side of Chicago by covering the cost of maker support and event production. Plus, we have great perks!

Thank you and see you in August!

Thank You, Jeff Solin!

It is our pleasure to thank our newest MAKER-level sponsor, JEFF SOLIN!

Snap! Crackle! Pop! We think you are really tops!!!


You too can receive a special thank you on our website and Facebook page too by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! Visit our campaign page to learn more. 

 

Thank You, Drew Fustini!

It is an honor to thank our newest ENGINEER-level sponsor, DREW FUSTINI!

You are:
a) A Peach
b) Bee’s Knees
c) Cat’s Pajamas
d) ALL OF THE ABOVE!

(Hint: the answer is D.)


You too can receive a special thank you on our website and Facebook page too by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! Visit our campaign page to learn more. 

 

 

 

National Week of Making: June 12-18, 2015

It’s probably safe to say that most people in the Maker Faire community think that making is a pretty awesome way to learn, work and play. But it’s still a huge deal when the White House declares an entire week focused on making!

Last Friday, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to making as a critical strategy for learning, innovation, and building the economy.  The National Week of Making runs June 12-18 and kicked off with the National Maker Faire in Washington, D.C. and programs all over the country.

So, this week is a great time to get involved in maker activities at home, at school, or in your community! If you’re looking for things to do, check out the Week of Making site for activities in your area, or check out MAKE or Instructables for things to do year-round.

And if you haven’t already, sign up to be a maker at our Faire – the deadline has been extended to June 22nd!

Happy Week of Making, everyone!

Thank You, “In Honor of Annie Evans”!

We are excited to thank our first ENGINEER-level sponsor, IN HONOR OF ANNIE EVANS!!!

A special thank you deserves a haiku:

To our first donor,
In Honor of Annie E.
You’re the best, THANK YOU!


You too can receive a special thank you on our website and Facebook page too by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! Visit our campaign page to learn more.