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Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire

The first of its kind at a baseball game, the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire will bring the maker movement to a Fresno Grizzlies baseball game at Chukchansi Park.

Makers from the Central Valley San Joaquin Valley and beyond will be located throughout the stadium to showcase their projects and share their ideas with all fans. Robotics teams, wood workers, 3D printing, and more will be on hand at the stadium for the maker experience.

Plus, there will be a robotics demonstration by local high school robotics teams. The same robots used in regional FIRST Robotics competitions from schools in Clovis and Fresno will be on hand for display and demonstrations.

A ticket to the April 21st Grizzlies game gets you admission into the Mini Maker Faire. Gates will open at a special time (12 pm) to allow fans to get an early look at the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire before the Grizzlies game starts at 2:05 pm. The Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire will remain open throughout the game as well.

Interested in participating as a maker?
There is no fee to enter as a maker. Here is what we are looking for:

  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Unusual tools or machines
  • Electronics
  • Electric vehicles
  • Architecture/shelter
  • Bicycles
  • Puppets/Performance Art
  • Unusual tools or machines
  • Textile arts and crafts
  • 3D printers and CN Mill
  • RC toys
  • Biology/chemistry/biotech projects
  • Sustainability
  • Green tech
  • Radios/vintage computers/game systems
  • How to fix things and take them apart
  • Anything interesting and new!

If interested in participating as a maker, please fill out this form. Deadline to enter as a maker is Wednesday, April 17th.

Check out the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire on Facebook, too!

About Fresno Ideaworks:
Fresno Ideaworks is a non-profit hackerspace (community workspace). The organization's goal is to provide the tools, knowledge, space, and support needed to make your ideas into reality. Check out their Facebook page here.

About 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.

About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.

  • Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
  • a vital online stream of news and projects,
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.