About Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire:

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is returning for the second time in April 2014. It will once again bring together makers from across the land in a celebration of all things DIY – from cutting edge technologies to time honoured crafts, offering the chance for makers, enthusiasts, geeks, tinkerers, engineers and artists, young and old, to mingle and to show off their work.

3,000 people attended Scotland’s first ever Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 7 April 2013. This day long celebration of people doing creative things in innovative ways involved a huge breadth of content with 150 makers participating in the event.

About Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival is a high profile and dynamic educational charity. Each year it delivers one of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, an education programme which tours across Scotland and a variety of international projects including its role as Major Programme Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

About Maker Faire:

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.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Edinburgh.