Saturday, 25 October 2008

Announcing the first ever UK "Maker faire": McMADSAT

You've seen the Maker Faires ( they hold in the USA but it has always been too far to go from this side of the Atlantic. Now it's easy: we will have our own right here.

Can you get yourself to Glasgow for Saturday 14th March 2009? Great! 'Cos that's when we will be having the UK's first ever "Maker Faire". We are calling it McMADSAT:
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Glasgow Science Centre have promised us the space to do it in: indoors and outdoors. Now we are calling for applications to take part.

You could exhibit at the first ever Maker Fair in Scotland

A unique event that brings together science, art, craft and engineering in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum.

If you are an amateur inventor or a professional maker of amazing things. Bringing the Grassroots Innovator out of all of us.

If you love tinkering, sewing, sticking, welding, cooking, ‘modding’, steampunk or gadgetry or just want to see more.

If your kitchen table, back room, attic or garden shed is full of projects waiting for an audience.

If you can share the sheer fun of thinking up something new and making it.

If you can get to Glasgow for Saturday 14th March 2009

Come and be part of the UK’s first ever Maker Fair.

Far more than a craft fair, this is where the really original stuff is shown off and the public get to have a go too.

We are looking for vehicles, food, structures, models, wood, plastic, metal, textiles, cardboard, steam, electrons, art, Lego extravaganzas, engineering, inventing, modifying, K’nex inventions, botching, paper, handmaking. Anything really fun and you had the idea and made it. Suggestions for themes would also be welcomed.

The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit. Children are welcome to exhibit too. No charge to non-commercial exhibitors.

To book your space to exhibit, contact

Supported by the Glasgow Science Centre and the BA