About

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Greensboro has an extensive history of making! Known for textiles,  furniture, and metal fabrication, Greensboro has always been host to a large maker culture. Our universities are excelling in multiple forms of art making using a spectrum of media, while at the same time creating able engineers, scientists, and trade professionals. This event will be the first of its kind in Greensboro! We will celebrate making of all shapes and sizes in downtown at Forge Greensboro and on W Lewis Street in collaborations with UNCG Art Department’s GPS location, HQ Greensboro, the coworking space, Greensboro Distillery, Elsewhere Living Museum, and Gibbs Hundred Brewing Co.

From 11am till 6pm, expect to see art and technology intersecting in amazing and inspiring exhibitions. This event is free to the public!

 

Forge Greensboro

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Forge Greensboro is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, aiming to inspire our members and the outlying community to “own” their city, by making it what they dream it can be! We accomplish this through offering tools, classes, events, and workspaces to our members and the public, spreading the joy of making and helping forge creative minds.

 

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.

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The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Greensboro.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine

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Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects.
Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages.
Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make:
and Maker Media is

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.