DEARBORN — Attention all tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers — in short, “Makers.” The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2013 at The Henry Ford.
Now in its fourth year, this unique, two-day, family friendly event promises to bring Makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness. Maker Faire Detroit will be held July 27-28 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To participate in Maker Faire Detroit, an entry form must be completed at www.makerfairedetroit.com/call-for-makers. Entries can be submitted by individuals or by groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. The Henry Ford particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. The closing date for all entries is June 7.
Maker Faire Detroit is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the DIY and tinkerer spirit. 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,
Maker Faire Detroit is independently produced by The Henry Ford in collaboration with Maker Media.
The Henry Ford is an internationally recognized cultural destination where stories and artifacts from 300 years of America’s history bring to life the accomplishments of ordinary and extraordinary individuals alike. Nearly two million visitors annually experience its attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. More at www.thehenryford.org.
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and e-commerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jump started a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, Calif., Maker Media is the publisher of Make Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.