About Maker Faire

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and now expanding to Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots innovation. Held annually in each of these locations, the event may expand elsewhere in the future. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media.

About Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faires inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the world, including Brighton Mini Maker Faire. Not for profit, and organised by volunteers, it’s a showcase of all the best local creative talent and energy.

It’s a great day out for kids, families, or anyone who wants to learn how to make things, to be inspired or to meet other makers. There’ll be exhibitions and demonstrations, workshops where you can learn new skills, and make things to take away.

London, Newcastle, UK Maker Faire, March-2011
A soldering worksop at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle, 2010

2011 is the first year we’ve had a Mini Maker Faire in Brighton, so we can’t show you what it was like last year, but these videos of other events give a sense of what it’s like.

KQED: Do-it-Yourself Science: The Maker Faire


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. MAKE is published quarterly by Maker Media, the division of O’Reilly Media, Inc., that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online , CRAFT, the Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more, and the world’s biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire.

About O’Reilly Media

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.

“The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age.”

— The New York Times