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Come on down…

Day 1 was awesome. Get down to MOSI for the last day of Manchester MiniMaker Faire today. Soldering, stitching, spud guns and loads, loads more. Great for families and adults.
Download the programme to see what’s on offer: 

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This weekend 2013

This weekend 2013

Maker Pack sent out

Maker Pack sent out

Makers, please check your e-mail,  we’ve sent out the Maker Pack, it should give you all the information you need for exhibiting at Manchester Mini Maker Faire.

Check out the Maker Resources page for updates. We’ll also post any other useful information or questions that come up. 

One last thing, please could you get your risk assessments to us by Friday 3rd August. Please send them to Julie,

Maker Warm-up 2013

Maker Warm-up!
Wednesday 17th July, 7-9pm at Hackspace Manchester

HacMan Logo

We’ve teamed up with Hackspace Manchester (HACMan) to hold a Maker Warm-up session. It’s next Wednesday evening (17th) which, like most Wednesday evenings, is HACMan’s open evening welcoming everyone.

A few of us organisers will be around so you can discuss your projects and ask any questions you may have. Why not bring something to hack/make/show-off and discover all the great facilities  HACMan have.

Location: Hackspace Manchester

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2013

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Directions here

2013 confirmations

Makers: check your mail!

Taken by Gareth Hacking

We’ve just sent out e-mails to everyone who’s applied to be a maker at Manchester Mini Maker Faire 2013.

We’ve also just sent confirmations to the volunteers who’ve applied up now, don’t worry if you haven’t applied yet, we’ll keep the form open a little longer.

Haven’t heard anything? Contact Us

You have until Friday to get your applications in!

You have until Friday to get your applications in!

Jordan CropperWe’re looking for makers of all kinds, from Artists and Crafters to Engineers and Roboteers.  

 No matter if you make, modify, fix or hack. Even just want to share your love for what you do, Maker Faire is the place for you!


Remember we also welcome any of you that want to sell what you make. Simply note it down when you apply.


1 week left call for makers

Just 1 week to get your applications in!

The Call for Makers closes in just 1 week time, get your applications in!

We’re looking for makers of all kinds, from Artists and Crafters to Engineers and Roboteers.  

No matter if you make, modify, fix or hack. Even just want to share your love for what you do, Maker Faire is the place for you!


Fire dragon

Make a mini-dragon!

Would you like to make a baby fire dragon or a fire breathing little beast of your own design?

The Manchester Mini Maker Faire organising team have four vintage Bunsen burners looking for a new home.  Can you make them into a miniature tabletop fire breathing dragon (or similar) to bring to our maker faire? If so, contact for a discussion.  If we like your proposal, they’re yours!*






[*on condition that appropriate Health and Safety steps are taken and that the creation is shown at the Maker Faire on 10-11 August 2013.]

Call for Volunteers!

Call for Volunteers!


Volunteers help make a Maker Faire! Without the fantastic teams of volunteers that power Maker Faire’s around the world they simply wouldn’t be the amazing event they are.

Manchester is no different and needs you! We have a range of roles that we’d like to fill, these include:


  • General volunteers  (this could be anything from helping setup and minding makers stands to helping visitors navigate around the faire )
  • Entrance volunteers 
    The first people visitors see [and receive a nice sticker off] when they arrive at Maker Faire. It can get rather busy so mustn’t mind a bit of hustle and bustle while keeping a big smile on your face :-)
  • Soldering Volunteer
    Soldering is a Maker Faire staple, every one who visits a Faire should leave having learnt how to solder [with a cool badge!] If you can solder please do think about helping us out.
  • Photo/video Volunteer
    With so much amazing going we need some help capturing all the memories. To register for this role we ask that you are happy to upload your work to one of our accounts and for us to use it for any Maker Faire related things [ideally release it under a CC license]). Of course we will always attribute you.
  • Maker Faire Crier - Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!
    Not sure what a [town] crier is, take a look at this video. We think this could be a fantastic way to let visitors know what’s happen throughout the day.

As you can see we’ve got a good range of roles to choose from. Volunteering at Maker Faire is not only a great experience but also offer a few perks too like a free a T-Shirt, free food, and the equivalent of a backstage pass (access to the faire outside of public hours) a wonderful chance to socialise and see exhibits up-close. 


Maker OPEN HOUSE at MOSI this Saturday (18 May)

Maker Open House at MOSI this Saturday (18 May)

Come and say hello, have a cuppa and ask any questions you like.

Are you thinking about coming to the Manchester Maker Faire this August but still feel a bit unsure and need to talk to someone?

Or maybe you’ve got a good idea but want to see the spaces where it might work?

Whatever your question, the organisers of the Faire are here to help.

We’re having an “open house” session at MOSI on Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

Come and find us in the Revolution Manchester Gallery and we will do our best to answer your questions. :-D

We’ll be in this gallery wearing our badges at a table with a Maker Faire poster. Come and see us!