Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® Nominated for Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers Choice Award!

After only 3 years, the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture has been nominated for Fort Wayne Newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Local Festival! Thanks to the Makers who’ve shared their projects, the folks who’ve planned the Faire, and those who’ve helped pay for it!!!

Now it’s up to you to get out the vote! - Deadline to vote is July 31, 2014.

Eugene the Giant Parade Puppet talking with his fans

Eugene the Giant Puppet talks with fans

Professional or amatuer. old or young, artist or prototyper, come one, come all.

If you like to tinker or are passionate about technology, art making, or any other projects you want to share with others, this is the event for you. Free to Makers who want to share their ideas, just apply by submitting your completed Call for Makers. A small fee applies to all other categories of Makers. Register now as a Maker, Commercial Maker or Vendor so we can promote you’ll be at the Faire.

2014 Call for Makers Now Open!

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® – Powered by TekVenture is like no other event in that guests participate in experiential learning such as how to weld or solder while learning how Makers of the region and beyond go about turning their ideas into reality.

Alex Elko Shares His 2013 Maker Faire Art Project

Alex Elko Shares His 2013 Maker Faire Art Project

Music, food, and workshops will be available to curb those cravings for great entertainment and eating locally produced food.

At this unique event guests get to learn cool things about Makers, their projects and the tools, materials, and processes used to make them. Who knows which idea will change the world.

We hope you’ll find that maybe you’re a Maker too!

We’re currently looking for attraction ideas such as fun art cars, speakers, or quirky things in which the public might be interested.

There will also be projects to build so visit us at the Maker Faire to see what new skills you might learn.

If you like to tinker or are passionate about technology, art making, or any other projects you want to share with others, this is the event for you. Free to Makers who want to share their ideas, just apply by submitting your completed Call for Makers. Fees apply to all other categories of Makers.

This is a community driven event serving as a fundraiser for TekVenture so if interested in exhibiting, racing, or sponsoring, we’d love to hear from you.

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See What You Missed at the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire

http://slashdot.org/story/13/10/22/1950206/scenes-from-the-fort-wayne-regional-maker-faire-video

Thanks to Slashdot.org for capturing the essence of the 2013 Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire! We had such a great time at the event this year. Thousands of people came from many states to meet our Makers and see their interesting projects. while learning about the tools, processes and materials used for a variety of interesting projects. Guests also got to have fun riding rides, making things, and trying their hand at new skills like soldering and welding. Thanks to all our Makers, guests, volunteers, sponsors, food vendors, entertainers and others who made this such a wonderful event and to Slashdot.org for capturing some of the memories!!!

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Maker Mini Challenges with Mike Elko

Stephen Parker of AroundFortWayne.com talks with Mike Elko about Maker Mini Challenges that took place throughtout event weekend.

Sunday at the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire

The Maker Faire has opened for the day with beautiful weather conditions! A full schedule of events is planned:

  • 11:00 am – Solution Action Sports pro BMX Demonstration
  • 11:30 am – Jet Engine Demonstration
  • 12:00 pm – Hope Arthur, music
  • 12:00 pm – Rocket Launch Demonstration – Mad Sasquatch Rocketry
  • 1:00 pm – Maker Mini-Challenge – Popsicle Stack Tower
  • 2:00 pm – Solution Action Sports Pro BMX Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm – Lance Hoeppner, music
  • 2:30 pm – Rocket Launch Demonstration – Mad Sasquatch Rocketry
  • 3:00 pm – The Race – Obstacle Drag Racing
  • 3:30 pm – Jet Engine Demonstration
  • 4:00 pm – Maker Mini-Challenge – Junk Yard Bulls Eye
  • 4:00 pm – Mark O’Shaughnessy, music
  • 5:00 pm – Solution Action Sports pro BMX Demonstration
  • 5:00 pm – Jet Engine Demonstration
  • 6:00 pm – The Maker Faire ends.

Swatch-O-Rama!

Check out the Swatch-O-Rama at this year’s Fort Wayne Regional Makers Faire.

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Maker Faire is open!

Jane Applegate talks about the Maker Faire which is running today until 6 pm and tomorrow, Sunday, September 15th from 10 am to 6 pm.

Maker Faire Entertainment Schedule

It’s nearly that time of year again – Maker Faire is this weekend.

Come see Kenny Bergle and his band of merry mates as the Musical Therapy Lab kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday.  At 4:00 the Memorial Park 8th Grade Jazz Band will play for your enjoyment.  

On Sunday the schedule starts with the beautiful vocals of Hope Arthur at 12:00 then Lance Hoeppner plays original music at 2:00 followed by Mark O’Shaughnessy who ends the day’s live musical performances.

DJ Toxic Pockets will provide musical interludes throughout the weekend.

Come check out these awesome Music Makers and all the other fun activities of Maker Faire Fort Wayne 2013!

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Tickets Available Today

Tickets Available Today

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture is just days away.  You can check out the Maker Station, see Makers creating, create Make & Takes, learn to solder, and so much more.  Buy tickets today at http://www.MakerFaireFortWayne.Eventbrite.com or at the door with cash or credit.

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Solution Action Sports to Perform Shows Daily

Solution Action Sports to Perform Shows Daily

Join us Saturday at 11:00 to see how BMX Pros and Solution Action Sports designed and built a custom ramp for doing gigs on the road. Then just after check out how the pros do it in the first of 3 shows daily. Come to Maker Faire and see BMX demonstrations at 11:00, 2:00 and 5:00 pm each day.