Call for Makers 2016!

The call for Makers for the 2016 Westport Mini Maker Faire is now open!

Please click here to submit your application.

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Get ready for the 2016 Maker Faire

“The Mighty V (five)”

Westport Mini Maker Faire 2016 Photo

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the Westport Mini Maker Faire, and the organizing committee wanted to do something special to raise awareness.  As I sat in a meeting a few months ago – inspiration hit me: A giant Roman numeral 5, with some cool lighting effects inside. It’s on display now in the Library’s ground-floor level near the steps to the cafe (also featured recently on Dan Woog’s blog)


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Westport Mini Maker Faire – The Movies Are Arriving

After a hugely successful fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire 2015 that attracted 6,500 people, the movies reliving how much fun people had are starting to become available.  Here’s one created by Connor Einarsen:

The Maker Faire: Special Workshop & Events Schedule

The Maker Faire is FREE and you can REGISTER for free tickets online here. 
Workshop in the Seminar Room: 

1:30-3 pm: Introductory Arduino Workshop–Registration required.

Vijay Rao will lead this workshop for beginners. Participants should come to the workshop with a computer loaded with the Arduino software ready to work with the micro-controller board and learn about electrical circuits and programming. This session is limited to 10 people, so register now! There are 10 kits available for use by the 10 participants. Register here.

 McManus Room schedule of events: No registration needed.

11 am-Noon: Technology Update from Yahoo tech founder David Pogue,
host of NOVA’s “Making Stuff” 

 12:30 pm-1:30 pm: The History and Legacy of Technology as Entertainment: Recreating Historic Coney Island, One Layer at a Time:

Fred Kahl, aka Coney Island’s famed Great Fredini, will discuss his exploration of 3D printing including the invention of his open source hardware full body scanning rig, Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio, and the creation of the “Worlds Largest Desktop 3D Printed Art Installation,” a 1:13 scale model of Coney Island’s Luna Park as it stood 100 years ago. The presentation’s theme will underscore the role that maker culture has historically played as popular entertainment.

 2-3 pm: The $5000 Cereal Box Maze: How My Simple Game Idea Was Licensed by a Toy Company: Andy Geremia talks about how to get your ideas licensed by companies without a patent.

Win a Printrbot Simple at the Westport Mini Maker Faire

Want to win a 3D printer?  You might at this year’s Westport Mini Maker Faire.  Maker Media is donating a Printrbot Simple valued at $349.99 and here’s how you can win it.

PrintrBot Simple Makers 3D Printer Kit

Click HERE to sign up for your FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire ticket.  Print out the paper ticket and bring it to the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 25.  When you check in and receive your wristband, drop the ticket into the box for the drawing and you’ll be entered to win.

The drawing will be held a few weeks after the Westport Mini Maker Faire and the winner will be notified by Maker Media.  Standard contest rules apply.  You have to be 18 or older to win.  Decision of judges is final.

Good luck and see you on Saturday at the Westport Mini Maker Faire!

Get FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire 2015 Tickets Now!

Time to get your FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire tickets!  Please sign up for your tickets and BRING THEM to the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 25:

Although the tickets are free, we’re working on a number of items that will benefit people who register and bring their tickets to the Faire.

Please tell your friends about this year’s Faire and have them get their FREE tickets today!

WICC 600 Covers Westport Mini Maker Faire

Tony Reno from radio station WICC 600 in Bridgeport, Connecticut interviewed Mark Mathias about the upcoming fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire ( on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on Jesup Green and the Westport Library.

Get the latest poster

The latest poster for the 2015 Maker Faire is in. Feel free to download a copy, print it out, and display it (make sure to get permission first, if necessary) to show your support!


Human Foosball Progress


Mark Mathias and Mike Ogrinz (pictured) made a few runs to the local home improvement store to pick up supplies for the Human Foosball Arena to be featured at this year’s Faire. This is definitely a “big” event. Up to 12 people will step inside and take on the roll of Human Foosball Participants, sliding back and forth while attempting to score goals and defend against the opposing team.

Mike previous built the Nerdy Derby track for last year’s Faire, which will make a return appearance this year.

Support Remarkable STEAM and the Westport Mini-Maker Faire

Remarkable STEAM is proud to be included in “Giving Day” powered by Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF).  On Thursday, March 5, FCCF wants to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.  One of these nonprofits, Remarkable STEAM, co-produces the Westport Mini Maker Faire in partnership with the Westport Library. Please help us continue to be an innovative, creative and positive influence on people’s lives by supporting Remarkable STEAM, FCCF and our community on Thursday, March 5.

You can learn more about Giving Day on the FCCF website.