Since beginning in 2014, the Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire has drawn over 20,000 attendees who enjoyed hands-on experiences with over 100 makers and artists.
Highlights have included:
- Rocket launches
- Robots, including R2-D2
- Skyping with a scientist in Antarctica
- 3D printing
- Food trucks
- Jewelry makers
- A tiny house and a school bus converted into a camper
The Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire is a collaborative effort of Cool Science, the Manitou Art Center, Pikes Peak Community College, Pikes Peak Library District, Pikes Peak Makerspace, and Make.
It is also the culminating event in the week of the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: Magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.
Read more on our website on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.