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What is MakerFaire? Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire is a one-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, music, science, and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself spirit in our community. At the UC Mini Maker Faire, the focus is on the process of making — not just the finished product.
Emerging from MAKE Magazine, Make: Online, and CRAFT, Maker Faires have rapidly made a significant impact on American culture today. These regional events feature things people create themselves, from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to robotics and rockets to crafts. There has been extensive national coverage of the “maker movement” in publications such as the New York Times, CNN, and ABC News.
We hope to inspire, inform, educate, and entertain our local community of highly imaginative people who are transforming technology and crafting with unconventional and even renegade techniques and materials.
This isn’t a craft fair, and it’s not your average science fair! Come share in the delight in the magic of tinkering, hacking, creating, and reusing materials and technologies.
Urbana-Champaign Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.