Calling All Makers!


The Call for Makers is NOW OPEN and looks a little different than years past. Since we’re creating the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in a virtual space this year, we’ll be using Big Make’s Make: Projects platform to showcase your work. Make: Projects is an exhibition in a virtual environment for both ongoing and completed projects. Makers from all around the world are using the platform to showcase their work and collaborate!

We invite you to submit your entry (entries?!) to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire there on Make: Projects! To create a Make: Projects account and submit entries, you’ll follow the steps outlined in the EBMMF Guide to Using Make: Projects and click the magic link. Once you’ve followed the magic link in that guide and logged into Make: Projects, you’ll find the EBMMF project template is preset for you to customize and share all about your project. We will be selecting content from those project submissions to feature for our exciting, one-day, live virtual event on Sunday, October 25th

Get your entries in ASAP – the Call for Makers is OPEN NOW and will close on October 16th!


The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a colorful community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading and engineering, music, food, workshops, and performance.


This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the East Bay and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.  



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. (Food vendors please contact us here)


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

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • 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.)


If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us at


We look forward to seeing you at the 11th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 25th!