The Call for Makers is now open for the 10th annual Mini Maker Faire in Providence–you can apply now! Launched in 2009 as the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire, the Providence Mini Maker Faire celebrates creativity and ingenuity. It’s open to artists, artisans, designers, manufacturers, crafters, hobbyists, backyard mad scientists–anyone who creates for delight. Once again, we are brought to you by the City of Providence as part of PVDFEST. The Mini Maker Faire starts at 12pm on Saturday June 8, runs both Saturday and Sunday, and will be located in downtown Providence. Learn more about attending the Providence Mini Maker Faire.

We have a limited amount of space, so apply as soon as possible to make sure that you get in. As you submit your application, remember that this is a Mini Maker Faire, so hands-on exhibits are a top priority. Bring an exhibit that kids and adults can touch and feel. Your exhibit should inspire them to make things! You’ll want to make sure that you submit a great picture, and include an engaging bio and description of your exhibit. We’ll publish those details on our web site and on the signs we post at the Faire.

Here are some of the kinds of projects we’re looking for, but this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Student projects
  • Robotics and electronics
  • Homegrown Drones
  • Arduino and Raspberry Pi-powered electronics
  • VR and AR
  • Space, bio, chemistry and other science projects
  • Interactive art
  • 3D printers, laser/vinyl cutters, and CNC mills/routers
  • Textile arts and crafts
  • E-textiles and conductive materials
  • Home and garden automation/monitoring
  • Sustainability and green technology
  • Radios, vintage computers, and video game systems
  • Vehicles (bikes, electric vehicles, boats, and submarines)
  • Product design and manufacturing
  • Puppets, kites, mechanisms, and other whimsical creations

Apply today–fill out the Call for Makers form and we’ll see you at the Faire!