The Ultimate Maker Faire List for 2014


With i.materialise recently attending Maker Faire Bay Area in May, it only seemed logical to provide our community with a list of upcoming Maker Faires! This list includes the larger events, but there are also hundreds of smaller, community-based, independent Maker Faires happening around the world,all year long.There New to the Maker movement? Maker Faire Detroit. Maker Faire Trondheim. Maker Faire Orlando. Maker Faire Silver Spring.

The Emergence of the Maker Movement

3D Innovations

The maker movement is made up of some 135 million adults in the U.S., Maker faires that celebrate the movement have popped up in Japan, Italy, Norway, and Chile. Makers use their skills to craft items such as clothing, baked goods, jewelry, and art; contributing $29 billion to the U.S. From 3D printers to laser cutters—makers employ various tools to create their goods. Learn more about the maker movement below and how it’s influencing the way we craft. (

BPC's Day at the White House Maker Faire

Tales of a 3D Printer

Yesterday, two now 8th grade students (Jane & Sam) and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the first ever White House Maker Faire. Feel free to check out the ALS news briefs following our adventures from the initial student field experience , through the Maker Faire results and our invitation to the White House !) White House Maker Faire as a Concept As for the White House Maker Faire itself, It was fabulous to see so many inspiring people in one room.

Creative Roadtrip Europe: Join the Journey

Shapeways Blog

So, this September, she’ll start a 12-month-long trip through Europe with her mobile maker space, the Creative Roadtrip Campervan. She’ll drive to Nantes, Bilbao, Porto, Lisbon, Malaga, Valencia, Napels, Bologna, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo, ending her journey in Bergen, Norway. A while back, Karlijn Postma, a designer from Hogeschool van de Kunsten Utrecht, reached out to Shapeways. Karlijn has a mission: to create a different perspective on our consumer society.

Why It’s Time to Bring Manufacturing Back Home to the U.S.

Design 2 Part News

trillion in inventory, which means annual inventory carrying costs of between $300 billion and $500 billion—roughly the gross domestic products of Denmark and Norway, respectively. The lack of connection that consumers often feel with products that were made far away with an unknown impact on the environment and human welfare and delivered through opaque supply chains, combined with an innate desire for individuality, has given rise to the “maker movement.” By Thomas Roemer, Forbes.