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Call for Makers Extended until April 30th!

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Have you always wanted to show people that awesome thing you made that time?  Or that cool thing you do?  If you’ve been thinking about being a maker at the second annual Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside, now is the time to act!  The Call for Makers has been extended for one more weekend, until April 30th!

APPLY NOW

Check out our list of last year’s makers for inspiration.  Or bring something Chicago hasn’t yet seen!

Questions? Contact us at ChicagoNorthsideMF@gmail.com

Call for Makers Now Open for 2013!

We’re back!

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Join us as Schurz High School celebrates more than 100 years of history by taking bold new steps into the future of teaching and learning!  Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire returns at a new (hopefully warmer) time!  For those of you who are new to Maker Faire, it is the largest celebration of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) in the world.  Maker Faire is a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done.

APPLY NOW!

Reserve your maker table at Schurz High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  We will be accepting applications until April 23.  There is no cost to makers to present and it’s FREE for your friends to attend!  Makers will also be featured on our website and advertisements.

Questions? Contact us at ChicagoNorthsideMF@gmail.com

Craftsman Tools Interviews Our Makers

Thank you, Craftsman, for visiting Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside!  Check out some of the Makers they met, including Matthew Mead’s DIY Segway and Charles Festa’s LED Hancock Tower.

Thank you for Coming!

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Thank you to all our Makers and Volunteers for coming out to Carl Schurz High School this Saturday, April 21st  to launch the first annual Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside! And thank you to everyone who attended, planted a flower, pet a chicken, blasted a nerd, shot a basketball, participated in a circus, picked a lock, built your own Chicago, built a blinkie, constructed a catapult, designed recycled jewelry, composed a song, learned about glass-blowing, created  a T-shirt scarf, painted your own knife wound, braided Renaissance style hair, joined a hackerspace, worked a 3D printer, operated a robot, rode a DIY segway, completed an electrical circuit, chilled with the Wandering States, and MADE something!

Please check the website in the coming weeks for pictures, videos, and blogs about the event.  Follow us on Facebook and check out posts on Twitter: #makerfairechicago #makerfairechicagonorthside #makerfaire.

P.S. If you missed the basketball shooters from FIRST Robotics, here they are, thanks to @pdp7

FIRST Robotics and Mini Makers Team Up

Sunshine Comes to Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside!

Sunny Skies on April 21st

According to the Weather Channel, we’re headed right into a beautiful day of clear skies for Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside!  The predicted high temperature is 53 degrees, so please dress appropriately.

GET TICKETS NOW!

(Remember, all CPS students come for FREE!)

Advanced Tickets On Sale NOW!

Tickets to Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside are on sale here!

All CPS students attend FREE
Families of CPS students: $5.00 (online & door price)
Advance tickets: $5.00
Door price: $8.00

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Maker Faire Poster

Please help spread the word about Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside!

Here is our promotional poster.  Remember: all CPS students get FREE admission!

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Schurz High School Welcomes You to Maker Faire Chicago Northside!

Join us as Schurz High School celebrates over 100 years of history by taking bold new steps into the future teaching and learning! The Maker Faire – Chicago Northside is a festival of creativity and innovation showcasing the incredible talent of our students, faculty, families, and wonderful new friends and makers from across the city, and even the country!

Maker Faire Chicago Northside is community exposition of science, art, technology and creativity unlike any school program you have ever attended. Our event will include hands-on experiences, interactive demonstrations and creative endeavors true to the spirit of Makers: a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself!) exploration for the entire family to enjoy.  Families, students and thinkers of all ages are welcome.

Dan Kramer, Principal, Schurz High School

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Call for Makers Now Open!

Chicago Northside Maker Faire has finally arrived!

Maker Faire is a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done.

Apply Now!

Reserve your maker table at Carl Schurz High School on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  We will be accepting applications until March 30.  There is no cost to makers to present.  Makers will also be featured on our website and advertisement.

All ideas and creations are welcome.  We are looking for diversity, so the more inventive the idea, the more likely it will be selected.

Questions? Contact us at ChicagoNorthsideMF@gmail.com