Makers

 

Saskatoon Mini Maker Faire is a community festival bringing together engineering, arts and crafts, music, inventions, science and performance by a variety of makers. This gathering is designed to promote idea sharing, learning, workshop participation, and hands-on creativity activities. You will be amazed by the ingenuity Saskatchewan has to offer!

We particularly love exhibits that are interactive and show the processes behind them. We want to make this day memorable for you and for all the visitors. If you have a great project but are not sure how to make it come to life don’t let that stop you from entering. We will be happy to work with you to make your display engaging!

 

 

Entries

  • Want a reminder when important dates are approaching?  Sign up for our Mailing List!
  • Call for Maker Open Date: Fall 2018. Please enter early so we can reserve space for your exhibit.
  • Priority Round Close Date: February 2019*.
  • Second Round Close Date: April 2018*.

*Apply early to secure your spot. Applications received after all booth spaces are filled will be added to a pending list in case of dropouts.

 

 

MAKER  TOOLKIT

The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals, groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools, commercial makers or crafters, startups, and companies.

Note: There is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product.  If you are a “commercial maker” and want to sell, booth fees start at $200. There are a limited number of vendor spots available. Visit the Commercial Makers resources page for more information.

Display Types

Maker Exhibits: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 10’x10′ space. Use your space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. If you need more space or special installation for your exhibit or project, you can let us know in the Call for Makers form.

Presentations and Performers: 10, 15 minute or 30 minute time slots.  Can be demos, stories, how-to’s, group (panel) conversations, musical and non-musical performances.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, etc.
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass

 

  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • Ceramics
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)