Working on your latest invention, gadget or gizmo? Show off your creative project at the 2015 Des Moines Mini Maker Faire!

From coders to tinkerers to crafters, this festival of all things innovation unites Makers from across interests and skill levels on Labor Day at the Science Center of Iowa!

More than 30 Makers exhibited their work at the inaugural Des Moines Mini Maker Faire in 2014. Highlights included a full-sized, functional replica of R2-D2, a geodesic balloon dome assembled by participants throughout the day and Oculus Rift technology from the Iowa State University Virtual Reality Program.

Don’t miss this video recap of the first-ever Des Moines Mini Maker Faire:

We need your innovative spirit to make it even bigger in 2015! Join us on Monday, September 7, for the second-annual Des Moines Mini Maker Faire. Whether you’re a first-time tinkerer or an experienced inventor, we welcome a wide variety of projects:

  • 3-D printing
  • Arduino
  • Carpentry
  • Chemistry
  • Crafting
  • DJing
  • Electronics
  • Filmmaking
  • Gaming
  • Glass-blowing
  • LEGO
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Sculpture
  • Sewing
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Upcycling/DIY
  • Visual Arts
  • Welding

Don’t see your favorite Making activity on this list? Apply to be an exhibitor, and tell us about it!

Application deadline is August 3.