About

Stay up to date: follow us at Facebook.com/SLOMakerFaire or follow us on Twitter @SLOMakerFaire.  Keep the conversation going on Twitter by using the hashtag #SLOMMF.  See you in May!

First, the details                                                                                                                       When:  May 11, 2013 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Where: SLO Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

To contact us, please write to makerfaireslo (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

What & Why:  A Maker Faire is about learning, doing and making.  It’s not about the finished product.  It’s a place to share and show off what we are learning.  It’s a place to celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur.

The SLO Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to San Luis Obispo for the first time on May 11, 2103.  Our location is the jewel of downtown SLO, Mission Plaza.  At our event, you will see DIY science and technology, sustainability, unique hand-made crafts, and educational exhibits.

The SLO Mini Maker Faire is a collaboration among the San Luis Obispo Museum of ArtCentral Coast STEM Collaborative (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)iFixit.com, SLO MakerSpace, and students and faculty from Cal Poly SLO Materials Engineering DepartmentArchitecture DepartmentLiberal Arts and Engineering Studies ProgramExpressive Technology Studios, and the Science Cafe at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library.

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 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in San Luis Obispo SLO.

Maker Faire is organized by MAKE magazine and supported by O’Reilly 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. Subscribe here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE 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 book publishing imprint with best-in-category titles on introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.

2 responses to “About

  1. Rita Rodriguez

    This sounds like a great event! I would like to tell my preschool families about it. Is it free?

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