Being part of Portland's emerging maker culture has been an exciting and integral part of the development of Core77's Hand-Eye Supply store, which is why we couldn't be more thrilled about Portland's Mini Maker Faire coming to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Mark your calendar because the inaugural Portland Mini Maker Faire runs September 15-16. Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire is a weekend filled with an incredible variety of exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances bridging arts, crafts, science and engineering—many of them hands-on and all of them engaging. Maker Faire is a reflection of our community at its very best. Check out some of our favorite projects from this year's Bay Area Maker Faire.
OMSI has put out the call for makers in the Pacific Northwest and are currently accepting applications, and they're looking for anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
If you (or someone you know) would like to participate in the Portland Mini Maker Faire you can submit an application on the OMSI website. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.
For a taste of what to expect at Maker Faire, check out our past coverage of Maker Faire events from around the world!!