About Our Maker Faire

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
  • LEGOs
  • 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 CenterPikes 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 Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, or how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

Colorado Springs Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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