The 9th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire will happen in Temescal (at Park Day School and Studio One Art Center) on Sunday, October 21st. The East Bay Mini Maker Faire continues to be a largely volunteer-driven event, with well over 100 parent volunteers from Park Day School making this amazing event happen for over 120 makers and 6,500 visitors.
The first East Bay Mini Maker Faire was held at Park Day School and the Studio One Art Center in 2010, as a community event and fundraiser to help to fund the school’s financial assistance program. The fully interactive event is a reflection of the school’s hands-on, project-based classrooms. This one-day, family-focused Faire brings together potters wheels and robotics, circuits and origami, music, dance, pedal-powered carnival rides, and 3D printing in a hands-on celebration of creativity, artists, engineers, crafters, and urban farmers from across our local East Bay communities.
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is “mini” only because it’s smaller than the 100,000-person, three-day flagship Maker Faire Bay Area held in May at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. The Oakland event is one day and attracts more than 6,500 people of all ages, and makers from around northern California.
The Faire’s variety of booths allows Faire-goers to be as hands-on or hands-off as they want. The outdoor stage offers dance battles and performances, while other makers show off their solar vehicles, and sound-responsive LEDs. Anyone can get their hands on a soldering iron, shape alabaster by hand with sandpaper, or take a ride on a Frankentrike. Other exhibits last year included a human-scale hamster wheel, youth-hosted bubble experiments, a BMX quarter pipe, competition robots, origami lessons, a homemade race-car simulator, quilting, ceramics, leather work, and ham radio operations.
For more information and tickets: eastbay.makerfaire.com
Sunday, Oct 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
360 42nd St Oakland, CA 94609
$15.00 – $23.00