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Derby Mini Maker Faire

Host: Maker Faire
Venue: Eagle Market, Derby
Date: Saturday 27th October, 2018
Time: Full Day Event
Cost: Free

There are a range of ways you can participate by sharing your project and talking about your making process, interactive workshops, giving a presentation about an idea or project of interest, roaming performances and selling and demonstrating as a commercial maker.

The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.


Young makers under the age of 16 are also welcome to apply and will need permission and support from an adult.

Deadline to take part is Monday 3 September.

Register your interest to take part in the Derby Mini Maker Faire here.

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones and RC Fun
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers and School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry and Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

What Happens Next

After receiving your  application we will send an email confirming that we have received your entry form. If you don’t receive this email, let us know by emailing us

Acceptances are sent via email week commencing 10 September.

In the meantime please follow Derby Mini Maker Faire on Twitter, to keep up with the latest news on the Faire.

We look forward to seeing you at the Faire!

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