About Our Host:

Wake Tech is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving more than 71,000 adults annually, with five campuses, three training centers, multiple community sites and a comprehensive array of online learning options. Wake Tech is fully accredited and offers more than 200 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment.  The college offers non-credit continuing education programs that include customized workforce training, small business support, public safety officer training, basic skills courses such as English as a Second Language and high school equivalency preparation, and other courses for personal enrichment.  Wake Tech also serves high school students at Wake Tech Early college of Health and Sciences and the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, in partnership with Wake County Public Schools.

Raleigh Mini Maker Faire hosted by Wake Technical Community College

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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About Our Maker Faire

Wake Technical Community College is proud to host the Raleigh Mini Maker faire!

Wake Tech is North Carolina’s largest community college, serving more than 71,000 adults annually, with five campuses, three training centers, multiple community sites, and a comprehensive array of online learning options. Wake Tech is fully accredited and offers more than 200 associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates that prepare students for university transfer or immediate employment. The college offers non-credit continuing education programs that include customized workforce training, small business support, public safety officer training, basic skills courses such as English as a Second Language and high school equivalency preparation, and other courses for personal enrichment. Wake Tech also serves high school students at the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences and the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy, in partnership with Wake County Public Schools.

With the broad variety of coursework and degree programs we offer, Wake Tech is connected to makers of all ages and types. We are excited to showcase former and current students as well as community partners at the Raleigh Mini Maker Faire to illuminate the deep ties between Wake Tech and the Raleigh community. This event is a wonderful opportunity to increase the bonds between Wake Tech and its service area.

This event on September 23, 2017 will showcase the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers — anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  The event will take place at the Wake Technical Community College main campus from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.  Here are some of the topics that we are looking for: 

  • Student Projects
  • Robotics
  • Homegrown Drones
  • Arduino Projects
  • Rasberry Pr
  • Conductive Materials Projects
  • Kit Makers
  • Interactive Art projects
  • 3D Printers CNC Mills
  • Textiles Arts and Crafts
  • E-Textiles
  • Forging/Blacksmithing
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability and Green tech
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry Projects
  • Bicycles
  • Large-scale Art
  • Music Performances and Participation
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.) 

Orlando Science Center Maker Faire 2015, photos by Roberto Gonzalez

 

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, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.