About Our Maker Faire

About New Orleans Mini Maker Faire:

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is the celebration of innovation, ingenuity, and making in all of its forms–from technology to sustainability to culinary to art to robotics, and beyond! Our goal is to showcase the best in creativity and D-I-Y, and make it easy for curious people to come and see firsthand the skill and ingenuity that’s happening here in New Orleans and around the region.

In its fifth year, our showcase saw extraordinary growth since the inaugural event in 2014. Our first year featured 35 makers and was attended by 1,000 people. In 2015 we hosted 85 makers and welcomed over 2,300 attendees. 2016 saw 90 makers/performers/speakers and over 3,000 attendees, and 2017 hosted more than 90 makers and over 4,000 attendees! Last year, we continued to seek out and showcase the culture of art, design, and do-it-yourself that has made New Orleans one of America’s most unique cities.

Bricolage is honored to have hosted the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire for the past five years. We have learned so much about our local Maker community. We will be passing the torch as the presenting sponsor/host for 2019 and beyond.

If you or your organization are interested in hosting the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth,” please contact Holly Hermes at hhermes@bricolagenola.org. 

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! It’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

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The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the East Bay.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

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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.

In addition to the magazine and the Faire,Make: and Maker Media is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.