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Seeking: Projects for Fresno’s Mini Maker Faire

FresnoIdeaworks_MMF_logos_GooglePlusIt’s sort of awesome how hip the Fresno Grizzlies organization can be. Obviously, we love the Taco Truck Throwdown, but this year’s Mini Maker Faire shows the team is forward thinking and dedicated to creating (or making in this case) cool events.

The faire, a partnership with Fresno Idea Works, will be Sunday April 21 down at the ball park and feature all kinds of awesome DIY projects — think tech and 3-D, homesteading and sustainability and repurposing, recycling and reuse. It’s like your Pinterest board come to life.

But they need makers, and are taking applications through April 17. Anyone interested can fill out this form or go to for more information.

FYI: This is an official Maker Faire event.

More on the 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 Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world — including right here in Fresno.

Responses to "Seeking: Projects for Fresno’s Mini Maker Faire"

wienzer says:

This is great news. Can’t wait to see what Fresno creatives can come up with

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