Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford on July 25-26, 2015 with new makers already confirmed, a new outdoor midway location and new craft partners Handmade Toledo for the family-friendly event showcasing the amazing work of makers of all ages. Inventors, tinkerers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers looking to participate in this year’s faire can now apply at http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/call-for-makers until the June 1, 2015 closing date.
We had such a great time last year, read all about it in our blog post.
For the event’s sixth year, The Henry Ford will be moving the faire’s outdoor midway location from the front of Henry Ford Museum to the Lovett Hall lot located behind the museum. The new location provides guests more convenient parking opportunities and easier access to makers located both inside and outside the museum.
New for 2015, fans of celebrity modder Ben Heck can submit their creations for a chance to be featured in “The Hacktiques Road Show,” sponsored by the element14 Community. Chosen makers will be invited to the element14 booth on July 26th at Henry Ford Museum to show off their projects on camera with Ben and possibly be featured in an upcoming episode of element14’s The Ben Heck Show. All hacks are welcome and individuals or groups are encouraged to apply online at www.element14.com/tbhs.
Also making its Maker Faire Detroit debut this year is Cirque Mechanics. Inspired by the modern circus, Cirque Mechanics is known for its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging through acrobatics and a bit of clowning around. In addition to new makers, Handmade Toledo has signed on to present the handmade arts and crafts portion of this year’s faire.
Maker Faire Detroit is currently looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkerer spirit to participate in this year’s event. Exhibits and displays can range from student projects, robotics, 3D printers and CNC mills, textile arts and crafts, home energy monitoring, rockets and R/C toys, sustainability, green tech, radios, vintage computers and game systems, electronics, electric vehicles, biology/biotech and chemistry projects, , puppets, kites, bicycles, shelter (tents, domes, etc.), and unusual tools or machines,