2016 Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire


See you again in May 2017

Visitors, makers, volunteers and sponsors –
you made the second annual Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire a success. Thanks for joining us for a day of fun, play and discovery.

A few 2016 makers

New at the faire this year:

  • More and bigger installations and projects including a trolley, a giant cube experience and DRONE RACING!!
  • Maker Mercantile: stock up on DIY kits, books and other maker gadgets and gear
  • Expanded Education Day on Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 area seventh grade students will get a hands-on sneak peek of the public faire

Returning favorites:

  • Great build and play areas by Leonardo’s Basement, The Bakken Museum and the Science Museum of Minnesota for kids of all ages
  • Robots, specialty LEGO, cool crafts, custom vehicles — all with the interactive activities and demonstrations that you expect at the faire!
  • Learn to solder station with our signature MN Makes badge and LED kit


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MN Makes

Who or what is a maker?

Maker is a term used to cover a wide range of creative work, projects and hobbies. If you are a tinkerer, coder, woodworker, crafter, farm hacker, artist, student, designer, chemist, roboticist, entrepreneur, scientist, food inventor, metalworker, educator, green technology creator, inventor, corporate designer or bicycle builder, you are a maker!