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February 10, 2011 12:48 ET

Maker Faire -- Call for Makers Is Open -- 6th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area Festival

Calling All Makers!

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) -  Maker Faire, the World's premiere DIY (Do-It-Yourself) event, Opens the Call for Makers to its 6th Annual Bay Area festival being held, May 21st and 22nd, 2011 at the San Mateo County Event Center.


Call for Makers Maker Faire Bay Area 2011
Produced by the folks who bring you MAKE Magazine, Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves -- from rockets and robots, to DIY science and technology, to sustainable foods and upcycled clothes. 

Maker Faire invites Makers to submit projects for this years 6th annual festival. More than 600 Makers and Maker organizations will participate and showcase their projects. The festival is expected to draw 95,000 attendees from across the state, the country, and beyond.


The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs, schools and organizations. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to Maker Faire. Please link to a photograph or video of what you make. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some suggested ideas for topics that we're looking for:

Student Projects
Space Projects
Music Performance and Participation
Personal Fabrication including, 3D Printers and CNC Mill
Textile Arts and Crafts
Hacker and Maker Space Projects
Hands-On Activities
Home Energy Monitoring
Rockets and RC Toys
Sustainability/Sustainable Living
Green Tech
Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
Electric Vehicles
Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
Food and Beverage Makers
Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
Art Cars
Large Scale Art Projects
And more...


Call for Makers Application and Information can be found at the following link:

Please enter early so we can reserve space for your exhibit.
Entry Close Date: March 14, 2011.

If you are a crafter, and your primary interest is to sell your goods at Maker Faire, you should consider applying to Bazaar Bizarre. Please check out their website for the latest details. Bazaar Bizarre applications for Maker Faire will start being accepted late February 2011.


Saturday, May 21nd - 10AM - 8PM (Maker Faire Bay Area)
Sunday, May 22
rd - 10AM - 6PM (Maker Faire Bay Area)


San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA

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About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is being held on May 21 & 22, 2011 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Held annually in each of these locations, the event may expand elsewhere in the future. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators. For more information about Maker Faire, please visit

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