KitsapMaker on Sunday June 10 2012 – Bring the Family

What is a Maker?

Makers are people who create things, who build things, who invent. Makers are part of an old trend made new:  do-it-yourself.  Metal sculptors. RC Plane builders. Woodcarvers. Knitters. Artisans. Foodies. Electronics and Computer types.  This  inclusive, family friendly, hands-on community event means you can be sure that there is safe and joyful fun for everyone. 

The 2012 KitsapMaker Festival is on Sunday, June 10th from 10am to 4pm hosted on the Poulsbo Adventist School grounds on 1700 NE Lincoln Road. Tickets are only $3 per individual; $6 for families (immediate family only, please). 

Are you a Maker?

Come showcase your invention, creation, science project or specialty. We still have some space left.  Come demo your stuff.  Application forms are available now – click the Call for Makers link in the column to the right.

Here is a short video from last year’s KitsapMaker Mini Maker Faire on YouTube.

Family Friendly Policy

Out of respect and appreciation for the Poulsbo Adventist School (and church) which has graciously provided us with the use of their facilities and grounds, we keep to a strict family-friendly policy.  What this means in plain language is we do not allow any demonstrations or booths promoting or using alcohol, tobacco, gambling, or firearms, in any form or fashion.

Our Goals:

DIY and DIWO. Do-it-yourself and Do-it-with-others!  We want to serve kids and families with fun, brain-engaging activities and opportunities to learn how to do things themselves — the DIY culture.

If you’re passionate about helping kids and adults learn about new things, explore technology, experience crafts, then please help us spread the word and find all the great makers for the KitsapMaker Mini Maker Faire this year.

You can download a PDF flyer and share it at your workplace or favorite coffee shop for us. Thank you!! Or, tell a friend to visit our Facebook page (link in right column) and share it or like it. We appreciate your support.

 

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the World’s Largest DIY festival—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.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science
clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s
mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event
with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional
flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently
produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States
and the world, including Orlando Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and
O’Reilly Media.

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 (www.makezine.com), CRAFT (www.craftzine.com), the
Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more (www.makershed.com), and the world’s biggest DIY
festival, Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com).

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.