Last Call for Maker, Tinkerers, Inventors, Hackers and Do-It-Yourselfers! McAllen Mini Maker Faire Accepting Applications

McAllen, TX.- The McAllen Mini Maker Faire is calling for entries from makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers. Makers are invited to present and share their creations in front of attendees over a day extravaganza of making. Any groups or individuals interested in participating can find out more at The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open now through June 6, 2014.

The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Make Magazine, and Sylvan Learning – RGV; and sponsored by Batteries Plus Bulbs, CopyPlus!, RGV Promos, Watermill Express, Texas Border Business, The Monitor, MegaDoctor, El Periodico U.S.A., deShopping, Multimedios and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Maker Faire began in 2005 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music, workshops and installations.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for: Robotics; Hacks of Any Sort; Homesteader Projects; 3D Printers & Digital Fabrication; Textile Arts and Crafts; Student Projects; Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems; Puppets; Kites; Unusual Tools or Machines.

To participate in the McAllen Mini Maker Faire, the individual needs to submit an entry that tells about the project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. You can apply as a Maker, Commercial Maker (individual makers primarily selling), Workshop or Presentation, or Performer. Visit McAllen and apply on line or contact for more information.