About

About The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire & Innovation Expo:

Here’s a quick show on what is a Maker Faire:

As this event grows our mission is to continue to seek out and showcase the culture of art, design, and Do-It-Yourself that has made The Ozarks one of America’s unique cities.

What’s Being Said About the Maker Movement:

“The Maker Movement is also touted as a boon to education because of the science, technology, engineering and math components necessary for many inventions.” -Entrepreneur Magazine

“…the gathering of folks from all walks of life who blend science, technology, craft and art to make things both goofy and grand.” -New York Times

“If you teach people to do things through science and technology, they do,” Savage said. “And kids find it most exciting of all.” -Adam Savage in an interview with PBS News Hour Extra

If you have additional questions contact: Deb Wilson, theozarksmakerfaire@gmail.com or call 417-882-9603

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.

Maker Faire Logo

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 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, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the Ozarks.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

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.

One response to “About

  1. Hi there, my name is McGwire Stroud. My partner Makaela Ingemi and I would like to contact the people in charge of this event in order to possibly conduct an interview. We are apart of Glendale High School’s Broadcast Journalism team and we would love to create a story around this awesome event! The email you can reach me at is mcstroud@hotmail.com

    Thanks for your time and we look forward to learn all about the Maker Faire!

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