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UK Maker Faire, Newcastle 27-28 April 2013

Date: Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th April 2013

Time: 12:45 PM to 12:45 PM

Location : Newcastle

Maker Faire is the world’s largest ‘show and tell’ with hundreds of engineers, artists, DIY-ers and inventors presenting their intriguing projects to thousands of visitors.

The weekend is a celebration of making and also features installations, live performances and drop-in workshops with visitors having the chance to make their own inspired creations to take home.

Watch a short video from last year’s festival here >

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

§ Robotics

§ Electronics

§ Music Performance and Participation

§ 3D Printers and CNC Mills

§ Bicycles

§ Kites

§ Puppets

§ Textile Arts and Crafts

§ Home Energy Monitoring

§ Rockets and RC Toys

§ Sustainability

§ Green Tech

§ Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems

§ Electric Vehicles

§ Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects

§ Food and Beverage Makers

§ Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)

§ Unusual Tools or Machines

§ How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

§ Student Projects



The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.


Maker Entry Categories

You can apply as a: Maker, Performer or  Workshop provider.


Makers: Individuals, groups, schools and organisations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For Maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. No fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.

Performers: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire.

Workshop providers: For individuals/groups wishing to run short continuous workshops at the Maker Faire, or longer workshops as part of the Fringe Programme.


Most makers pay their own expenses. However, some budget is available to support large-scale projects, production costs, performances and workshops. If you would like to request budget for your activity, please include a cost as part of your answer to the final question ‘Is there anything else we should know about your project?’

How to Apply


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