10 Days!

So we are in the final days of planning. The final list of Makers is confirmed and we’ll be sending out more information about our Makers soon.  We had over 100 Makers apply, and this year we are expanding to outside the museum as long as the weather holds out. See you on the 6th!

Call for Makers Closed

Thank you everyone, the Call for Makers has closed. We received just under 100 applications and we are just setting into the final planning stages for the event.

We are currently discussing how we can accommodate such an over whelming response and we hope to get the final list of Makers out ASAP.

Save the Date Sat. June 6th! We will see you there.

Call for Makers is now open.

This is is it! The day you have been waiting for, the call for makers for the second annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is now open.  Save the date; Saturday June 6th, 2015 from 10am – 4pm the fastest 6 hours you will spend talking about your project.

Once again the Buffalo Museum of Science will be hosting the Faire. Last year we had over 50 Makers and 2,300 visitors and this year we are expecting 80 Makers and over 3,000 visitors.  Please help us spread the word.

Maker Faire events celebrate creativity, invention, and the do it yourself (DIY) spirit. In the most general terms a maker is “a person that makes or produces something.” Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is looking to showcase a diverse mix of makers ranging from tech enthusiasts, crafters, amateur scientists and garage tinkers, to students and kids who build and design “cool stuff.”

Are you a Maker, or do you know a Maker?

Makers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hobby Clubs – RC/Robot/Lego/Drones
  • 3D Printing, CNC/Routers, Laser engraving
  • Woodworkers, Weavers, Textiles
  • Knitters, Crocheters, yarn bombers
  • Brewers, Bakers, Candle stick makers
  • Artists & Sculptors (plus electronic media)
  • Musical Instruments, Performers, presenters
  • Alternative energy, Bicycling, Solar power
  • Fashion Design, Costume, Steam Punk
  • Hackers, programmers, app designers
  • Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey
  • anything else that you design and/or create!

IF you have something unique and special, or just want to find out more, please contact Douglas Borzynski at the Buffalo Museum of Science, (716) 896-5200 ext. 341 or email dborzynski@sciencebuff.org

Call for Makers Opening Soon!

Save the date! Join us Saturday, June 6, 2015 for a family-friendly day of fun showcasing the amazing diversity of makers across the greater Niagara region. You’ll have wonderful time learning and doing at Buffalo’s second Mini Maker Faire!

Interested in being one of our featured makers? The call for makers will open on Monday, January 26. Over 50 individuals and groups of tech enthusiasts, crafters, hobbyists, and more displayed their talents at Buffalo’s first Mini Maker Faire. Get your application in early, spots will fill up quick!


Buffalo Mini Maker Faire article in WNY Family Magazine

The Buffalo Mini Maker Faire was featured in the February 2014 issue of WNY Family Magazine .

WNY Family Magazine Article