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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.


See What You Missed at the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire


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!!!


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.


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.


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.

Share Your Ideas on Great Inventions and Win Tickets

Our friends at the News-Sentinel will be giving away five two-pack tickets to the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14-15 in downtown Fort Wayne at Headwaters Park East.

To win a two-pack of tickets to the two-day event, just email The News-Sentinel at contest@news-sentinel.com with a link to a YouTube video featuring one of your favorite inventions, as well your NAME, EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER for contest purposes only.

Maybe it’s radio control cars, or even a Rube Goldberg Machine; they want to see what inspires you!

The contest ends Wednesday. The winner will be contacted by email or phone Thursday. The winners can pick up the tickets at the Fort Wayne Newspapers office, 600 W. Main St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Friday.

Help Us Help You at the Maker Faire Swatch-O-Rama

So what is a Swatch-O-Rama?  We are working to bring fabric artists, quilters and crafters a special treat this year.  Clean out your craft drawers and bring your “junk” to the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire!* We’ll provide the space. You provide the fabric, threads, yarns, needles, paper, stamps and any items Makers, Crafters or Quilters might consider treasures for use in their projects. Bring to Maker Faire* and Swap away – it’s free!

Caseys Quilted Star ArtMaker Faire Fort Wayne* fan favorite Casey Drudge known for his TekVenture Chain Reaction Challenge machines and 3D quilt work will be back this year. Come see Casey’s ode to Rube Goldberg machines and totally unique approach to quilting. He might even swap you a swatch to include in his next art piece.

* Event tickets available for purchase at makerfairefortwayne.eventbrite.com or at the door.

Have Just a Few Hours to Spare?

Volunteer a shift or two at Maker Faire Fort Wayne and receive free entry and a T-shirt. In fact, you can even print your own if so inclined – you just have to design the art first.

It’s easy to register and you get to see tasks and times available to meet your busy schedule. We have many, many slots to fill so share a little time while meeting truly innovative people, seeing cool projects and learning new things you never knew you wanted to learn. We might work you like a dog but you’ll leave the Faire with a smile, possibly a new friend, and more than likely, a spark of a new idea or way of doing things.

Please let tell your friends and get them to volunteer at the Faire. They’ll thank you in the end.

The Power Racing Series to Pit Stop in Fort Wayne!

We’re approaching 10 registered teams at Fort Wayne’s Stop of the Power Racing Series. The series is much like a NASCAR event only teams are racing modified electric kid’s cars.  Other stops along this year’s Maker Faire circuit include San Mateo, CA, Kansas City, Detroit and World Maker Faire New York

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

to be held Sept. 21 & 22, just a week after our Faire. Over 250,000 people might have seen some of these teams race.

We have a few lanes open so register your team in the Series or just drag race through obstacles of sand, water, gravel and mulch.

Printable Maker Faire Flier to Share with Friends

This is a shout out to graphic designer Jason McFarland of Ferguson Advertising! Jason has volunteered his time to design all print materials for Maker Faire Fort Wayne over the last 2+ years. Thanks Jason!

His latest piece is the 2013 EVENT FLYER. Please pass it on to friends and those who might consider becoming a Maker or attending our upcoming event.

Fliers, Posters and Save-the-date-cards are in production as we speak. If you would like materials to distribute to your school class, church group, employee network or others, let us know and we’ll get you a batch.