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Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire

Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is Coming to Town!


University Area Community Center Complex
14013 N 22nd Street
Tampa , FL 33613
Phone: 813-728-2822
Mar 31 2012 10:00a - 4:00p


Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire,  scheduled for March 31, 2012, at the University Area Community Center Complex in Tampa is accepting Maker applications through the end of January.

Tampa Bay Mini Maker will be a family-friendly event showcasing both established and emerging local “makers.” We’ll be showcasing everything from machines, to DIY (Do It Yourself) science and technology, alternative energy projects, unique hand-made crafts, music and food, and educational workshops and installations.  We’re even hosting a Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Food Truck Rally, with good eats from the likes of Burger Culture, Gone Bananas, Coconut Bo’s, Michelle Faedo, Kona Ice, and Jerk Hut Jamaican Grill and Catering!

If you’re just exhibiting or demoing, it’s free!  We welcome crafts, engineering, music, robots, workshop digital fabrication, energy, demonstrations, performances, projects and anything homemade, innovative, instructive, artistic and interesting!

If you’d like to participate in our Mini Maker Faire, go to our website at and submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. We’ll want a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to Maker Faire, along with links to photographs or videos of what you make. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.   Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

  • Student Projects
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mill
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • RC Toys
  • Sustainability
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Robotics
  • Puppets
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Types of Makers

Makers: Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an interactive environment. For Maker groups, schools & organizations, we ask that you have one point person to coordinate your group efforts. Makers do not pay a fee to exhibit at Maker Faire for non-commercial exhibits.

Commercial Makers: Individuals who would like to sell products along with demonstrating what they make at their Mini-Maker exhibit. If you are a Maker with a product that you would like to sell at Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, please let us know us that you are a Commercial Maker on your application.  There is a $75 fee for commercial makers.  Please note, companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers. If you are a company or commercial entity, please inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire is organized by Learning is for Everyone, Inc. , a non–profit education resource organization empowering families and individuals with information and networking resources at all levels of learning, at all stages of life, on the web and off. Our goal is to support the Curiosity Driven Life – to help inspire the lifelong love of learning that we all need to live intentionally, meaningfully and successfully in the 21st century.

Visit our Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire website at to learn more!


About Maker Faire

The mission of Maker Faire events is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and just celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire continues to grow in popularity and relevance, it expanded to Detroit and New York City in 2010. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company’s books, conferences and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States, including Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire.

About MAKE magazine

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. MAKE is published quarterly by Maker Media, the division of O’Reilly Media, Inc., that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online , CRAFT , the Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more , and the world’s biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire

About O’Reilly Media

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.


Learning is for Everyone is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible and completely support LIFEs mission of empowering learners through information, networking and support. Learning is for Everyone is registered with the Florida Division of Consumer Services. Our registration number is CH22867.* 

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